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June 2015, Volume 2 Issue 6

Think About Consequences Issue

Just When You Thought You Were Safe - Business Recovery Plan Fail Out of the Gate

By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

Everyone agreed that we had an excellent Business Recovery Plan. We’d worked hard, we’d involved everyone who should have been involved in the planning and we were all proud of the results. Then the day came - a once in a century storm and flooding. Power outages were widespread, downtown was shut down and cell phone coverage was mostly not there as few cell towers had generators. Then we realized that our troubles were just beginning.

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IT Governance 101 (Part 2) By Alan Bajkov
Solid IT governance ensures that companies achieve their strategies and goals. Performance includes regulatory compliance, financial accountability as well as technological accountability. Here’s part 2 of my Q&A, where I turn you into a person that ‘gets’ IT Governance.

Changing Your Corporate Culture By Thomi Glover
Some organizations allow staff to harbour negative attitudes towards customers. I say ‘allow’, because if the leadership of an organization wants to be customer-centric, customers will receive excellent service. Leadership will assess customer service levels and modify their corporate culture if they find systemic problems. Look around you - it’s safe to say that many organizations would benefit from a culture assessment and a culture shifting exercise.

Wearables - A Scary Nirvana By John Glover
Wearable devices are at the beginning of an explosion, as illustrated by the new $500,000 “Make it Wearable” challenge recently issued by Intel. This challenge will reward both visionaries and builders who conceive of or construct wearable devices and applications that can shift personal computing into new, innovative directions. This is all leading to a marvelous new age of narcissism.

You're Invited

To a free lunch and learn in Victoria for HR professionals in medium/large organizations.

July 14, noon-1:30pm

HR Can Lead Disaster Recovery Success

What if your disaster recovery plan worked flawlessly but your staff didn't come back to work?

CUBE Global is hosting experts from TMC to discuss how HR can go beyond the standard recovery planning approach to address why staff go home too soon and stay home too long.

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Contact David Miller at or 250-727-9811

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