Risk, Business Continuity and IT DR – the Year of 2013 in Review

Risk certainly marked the year of 2013, with knock-on effects on business continuity thinking. However, in a year picking up the pieces after different disasters, the real message was a reminder that while we collectively now know a great deal about risk, we don’t always prepare or take action appropriately. The devastation caused by rainfall…

IT Security for Small Businesses – Are You Listening?

Hacking of the IT resources of small and medium businesses is on the increase. The age-old excuse of ‘We have nothing worth hacking’ is no longer valid, although this doesn’t always register with SMBs. Hackers see small businesses as targets of interest for several reasons. Firstly, SMBs are vulnerable. Their security is weak, because of…

Small business crisis plans few and far between

New Zealand small and medium-sized firms are highly unprepared for a future crisis similar to the Christchurch earthquakes, a study has found. Massey University’s annual BusinesSMEasure canvassed 1000 companies across the country. It found only a small proportion of the firms surveyed had a formal continuity plan in place and fewer than 10 per cent…

Canberra Business Continuity Certification – Bringing Public and Private Sectors Together

Attaining the prestige of business continuity certification in Australia is one good reason for attending a course. For many professionals, there’s also another one – mixing with BCP peers and exchanging points of view. The give and take between private and public sectors is a good example. Private industry and service sectors often take their…

Cloud Computing: Risky Business Round Table

OpsCentre will be hosting a Round Table on the 28th of April at the Vibe Hotel in Sydney; to register click here. We will be discussing the risks associated with cloud computing with industry professionals. To get you warmed up for the discussion have a look at this very informative clip posted by Macquarie Telecom discussing Cloud computing…