Intermedix started the year off with a bang - releasing WebEOC Chat, a free instant messaging tool that has the power to significantly improve communications among WebEOC users.
If you're not yet familiar with Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative, now's the time to acquaint yourself.
100RC, founded in 2013, is a platform dedicated to helping cities worldwide adopt and incorporate continuity plans that enable them to establish resilience to the "physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century."
With multiple incidents to be managed coast to coast on a daily basis, plus the need for seamless inter-jurisdictional and multi-agency involvement, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) required a modern-day incident management platform that was robust, flexible and offered a single source of truth for all users.
More and more organisations around the world are moving online with their incident management processes, which makes sense in a digital and ever-changing world that is fraught with terror attacks, threats to cyber security, and a frightening number of natural disasters - all significant risks that should be on the radar of every organisation.
It's a digital age we live in. Virtually any data can be monitored, collected, and shared online. Data that can be used to tell a story, support communities, save lives and livelihoods, and ensure organisations tasked with taking care of these communities can do so to the best of their ability.
You know what we love about WebEOC? That on a regular basis, there’s fantastic additions to the platform that make the system even more intuitive and user-friendly than before. And that’s exactly the case with the release of WebEOC Notifications 2.0.
When it comes to common web attacks, there are a lot of nasties out there. And even though we know they’re out there, it can be difficult to quantify something we can’t see. But when these “nasties” turn into something that’s tangible, well, it’s usually too late. Your system, your security, and your business’ livelihood is already at risk. And these days, if you’re not prepared, the effects can be devastating.
What is a CEO responsible for? According to Stever Robbins, everything. But ultimately, the success and failure of the company. But while the CEO has this very important role it doesn’t mean that he or she has to do everything. Robbins suggests that the CEO’s core duties are setting strategy and vision, building culture, team building and capital allocation – setting the budgets and managing the company’s capital.
Underlying these core duties is the responsibility to protect the things that are most important to the success of the business: in most cases this will be the safety of its people, the organisation’s reputation and its ability to produce products and provide services. External and internal events have the potential to cause harm to people, reputation and products at the same time. It’s critical for a CEO to build a culture that is supported by the best resilience and incident management structures.