Gill Introduces Campus Continuity: Web-based Business Continuity Solutions for Educational Institutions

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Gill Advisors Inc. introduces Campus Continuity, a first of its kind, web-based risk management product targeted specifically toward the educational sector. Campus Continuity provides risk planners with the toolkit to construct an all encompassing risk management plan that combines key elements of emergency response planning, with business continuity management.

As the profile of business continuity planning increases, more industries become aware of the need to better shield themselves from the effects of disruptive events. This not only includes the need to adopt emergency management practices specifying safety procedures to follow during an emergency, but the measures required to minimize the physical, financial and business impact of such an event. The educational sector stands at the forefront of this movement. Until now, educational administrators charged with the development of such programs have utilized the same risk management tools used in other sectors. Gill Advisors Inc. (Gill) has just launched a new service that provides educational institutions with a fresh approach to this challenge called Campus Continuity.

Is it possible to create a more targeted solution? According to Tony Gill, Managing Director of Gill, the answer is a resounding yes: “It is important that educational administrators move beyond a point where they are developing strategies that simply address and react to the emotional aspects of risk management” says Gill, “they need to move to a level that is more methodical, efficient and all-encompassing in its approach. We believe Campus Continuity provides the requisite approach to accomplish this.”

This is a first of its kind web-based consulting solution that provides educational administrators with the framework to build comprehensive risk mitigation programs (i.e. an emergency management program and business continuity plan) for their institutions. This is a subscription-based product that is accessible at http://www.campuscontinuity.com.

Campus Continuity is the world’s first program offering risk management solutions specifically tailored to the unique needs of educational institutions. It is structured to address the unique composition of all constituents at an educational institution, as well as the critical processes and operational flows that exist in an educational setting.

The platform synthesizes the strategic elements of location-based project work, with an auditorium-style seminar format using MyTalkback, an innovative technology platform provided by Streamlogics, a strategic partner in this venture. Unlike a conventional seminar that occurs once at a fixed location (i.e. one that is entirely dependent on location), the Campus Continuity seminars can be viewed over and over again by all team participants and accessed simply on a viewer’s desktop.

“The MyTalkback suite of web presentation products is the perfect solution for any web-based seminar series” says David Gascoine, VP Marketing and Operations at Streamlogics. “Using this technology, Campus Continuity is offering a level of access and availability never before available from traditional consulting services. “

The entire program is divided into ten separate subject areas (or seminars), each of which consists of the following elements:

•    An online seminar delivered on an anywhere/anytime basis for the duration of the client subscription period

•    A detailed white paper that provides the foundation for the seminar

•    An executive summary of the paper and presentation

•    A detailed action plan that provides the planning team with a list of actionable items that can be carried out to address the issues presented in the seminar

Each of the supplementary documents can be downloaded and printed for distribution to all critical members of an institution’s planning committee.

About Gill:

Gill Advisors Inc. (http://www.gillinc.com) provides Workplace Continuity consulting services internationally to public and private sector organizations, whose threshold for operational downtime is minimal. Gill solutions are derived from expert research and case studies, as well as a network of organizations with expertise in specialized areas that align the principles of workplace continuity.

About Streamlogics

Streamlogics is a leading provider of multimedia communications services to more than 500 enterprise, association, and government organizations. The company's services range from managed event webcast productions to self-service webcasting tools such as MyTalkback PRO™. Streamlogics is based in Toronto, supporting regional offices in Chicago, Nashville, Regina, and Montreal. Key shareholders include SaskTel (http://www.sasktel.com), and Streamlogics' management team. For more information about Streamlogics, please visit the company's website at http://www.streamlogics.com.

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