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Is your IT Department's BCP a little chunky? Is it only focusing on IT systems DR

When: 21/7/2015
3:00 PM
Where: KPMG
Level 15, 10 Kelly Street
SYDNEY, New South Wales  2000
Presenter: Rinske Geerling
Contact: Sheryl Kingsley
03 9879 5466

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Please note there are only 30 spaces available at the SIG, so don't delay,

How well is your IT team prepared for situations like the recent Sydney Siege and NSW severe weather events?

IT often focuses on system recovery procedures and technology DR provisions, but tends to be less mature in terms of planning for continuity of its own people, building access and facilities. IT organisations tend to have very little focus on planning for IT staff's own IT and telephony needs, IT staff's response plans, preparedness in case of external supplier downtime, and other aspects that relate to IT in having its own Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in order... and regularly rehearsed.

The 'people side of DR' (in the event of a disaster) is often hard to predict if a structured continuity plan and regular rehearsal regime is not in place. Notification procedures, decision-making processes and staff awareness of their role during event impacting on facilities, access to buildings and staff health & wellbeing.... all these aspects tend to be a challenge when 'it hits the fan'.

If IT wants to continue providing critical services to its customers, it needs all those aspects to be catered for.

This SIG will include Rinske presenting a template for a best practice BCP and how this can be utilised for IT departments. It incorporates the latest best practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM). IT is only one ingredient into an organisation's successful response to, and recovery from, a disaster or other disruptive event.  We will also discuss how IT SCM/DR fit into the greater 'business BCP' including the most suitable team structure that should be considered for BCP, how IT fits across various teams (and how IT staff work together with the business on achieving continuity).

We finish the SIG by sharing thoughts on best practice IT Service Continuity and Business Continuity solutions, including the use of ISO22301, COBIT DSS4 and ITIL SCM, and lessons learned from actual disasters in NSW.

Ms Rinske Geerlings is an internationally known, award winning consultant, speaker and certified trainer in Business Continuity, IT Management, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management with over 15 years global experience.

 Business Continuity Planning 

Level 15
10 Shelly Street

Closest train station is Wynyard (cnr of Sussex Street)
Access via the Western lifts

DATE: Tuesday 21st July 2015
TIME: 3.00pm to 5.00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are having difficulties registering for this event please call 03 9879 5466 or email

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itSMF Australia



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