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Announcing BCI Australasian LinkedIn Group

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new BCI Australasian Chapter LinkedIn site.  Click here, or search under – “Business Continuity Institute (Australasian Chapter)”

The site aims to generate discussion amongst Australasian BCM practitioners, to share ideas and information and to debate issues affecting Australasian business continuity community.  Of course, we welcome input from around the world. 

The LinkedIn site will supplement the Chapter’s web site, and enables us to post regular updates and communicate directly with members. 

Subjects currently under debate on the Chapter’s LinkedIn site include:

  • What does the launch of ISO 22301 mean for your organisation?
  • Contract or permanent BC staff – which is better?
  • Notification tools - for or against?
  • What are the key drivers for BCM in Australia?

Why not pay the site a visit to see what’s being discussed.  Better still, join the Group and become part of the discussion!


Emergency 2.0 Wiki Alliance

With the development of the new BC Online Forum (BCOF), the BCI Australasian Chapter has also been considering options for establishing a social media capability, particularly one that would provide various emergency communication options that could be utilised to exchange information prior to, during and after a major crisis event.

As a result, an opportunity has presented that would immediately provide this capability at nil cost to the membership.  The offer involves the Chapter taking a lead role in the establishment and maintenance of the BC content of the new global emergency management social media website ‘Emergency 2.0 Wiki’ (www.emergency20wiki.org).

The alliance will provide for dual branding (BCI and BCOF), cross promotion, peer review of information and articles prior to uploading, and announcements of any new issues and events via LinkedIn, Twitter and Blog.  The Chapter will also be invited to ‘guest Blog’.

It is envisaged that the Wiki will become a key resource for the BCI community and will assist members to stay at the cutting edge of emergency communications technology.  For example, as new tools and applications are developed and released eg Google Plus, they will be posted on the Wiki and the BCI, in collaboration with the global Emergency 2.0 Wiki community, will develop practical guidelines on how to use these tools in the business continuity context.

A LinkedIn BC Reference Group has been established and registration to join the group is via the 20wiki website.  This will assist in ensuring, as much as possible, that the information provided is from a reliable source.  The aim is to have representation from across all sectors, including Emergency, Government, Business, Community, Education and Health.

Paul Trebilcock (BCI Forum Leader, Qld) has volunteered to accept the role as Lead of the BC Reference Group which will include responsibility for leading the content development, management and promotion of the Business Continuity Section.

All Chapter members are encouraged to register for the LinkedIn BC Reference Group on the Wiki site to enable active participation and input to relevant areas of interest.