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Alphawest Appoints NSW Business Continuity Manager; Alphawest accepted into Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

  • 11 February, 2004 11:00

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 11 February, 2004 – Alphawest, leading IT solutions provider to government, business and educational organisations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mike Short to the newly created role of NSW Business Continuity Manager and Alphawest’s admission as a Corporate Partner into the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).</p>
As NSW Business Continuity Manager, Mr Short will be responsible for business continuity planning and the management of Alphawest’s Standby Centre located at Lane Cove, NSW, including the development of products, services, sales and marketing, operations and business development.</p>
<p>Mr Short has more than 25 years experience in the IT sector across data centre management and computer operations. He has consulted in the business continuity space over the last 15 years across many industry verticals including banking and finance, insurance, motoring, manufacturing, mining and government.</p>
<p>Mr Short’s previous positions include various management roles within Fujitsu Australia Ltd, ICL Australia and IBM Global Services.</p>
<p>“Mike’s appointment demonstrates the commitment of Alphawest’s focus on business continuity. It further strengthens our business continuity planning skills and processes for clients wishing to mitigate risks to their businesses. He has partnered with blue chip organisations to build greater value surrounding business continuity services that will benefit Alphawest’s clients moving forward,” said Mr Stephen Wood, NSW General Manager of Alphawest.</p>
Alphawest has been accepted as a Corporate Partner to the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) based in London. The BCI was established in 1994 to promote the highest standards of professional competence and commercial ethics in the provision and maintenance of business continuity planning and services. Along with the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) in the United States, the BCI is recognised as the premier organisation to which all business continuity practitioners, specialists and service providers should belong. The BCI has a very stringent set of criteria that needs to be met prior to approving the membership of individuals. Mr Short joined the BCI in 1994 as one of the first Australian Members of the organisation.</p>
<p>Mr Short’s new role reinforces Alphawest's commitment to its business continuity customers.</p>
Alphawest is an Australian owned IT Services business, operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity.</p>
<p>Alphawest provides systems integration solutions to business, government and education organisations. Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company’s business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations throughout Australasia.</p>
<p>Alphawest employs over 425 staff in offices located in Albany, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>For media information contact Amanda Scott-Kiddie at Kinetics Pty Ltd on +612 9976 6611 or email</p>

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