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BCS Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Exemplifies Company’s Approach to Business Continuity

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BCS, the nations only independent, single-source data center operations provider, reports increased demand for its Tactical Operations Center (TOC) from data center owners seeking to maintain business continuity by mitigating risks related to remote visibility of their critical facility operations due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and workplace isolation. The BCS TOC provides 7x24x365 eyes-on-glass remote, cloud-based visibility into critical facilities and physical operations at client sites.

Higher demand for the BCS TOC follows a recent report from Uptime Institute, “COVID-19: Minimizing Critical Facility Risk,” that warns data center owners of the unprecedented challenges placed on executing contingency and business continuity plans. The report details operational risks associated with COVID-19 and points to the benefits associated with remote monitoring, management and reporting.

Data center owners are seeking ways to get ahead of future events rather than react to them, said BCS CEO Danny Crocker. They view remote monitoring and management as a way to bridge physical gaps, minimize risk and strengthen resiliency. Our Tactical Operations Center fills all those needs either as a complement to our other solutions or as a stand-alone offering.

The BCS Tactical Operations Center (TOC) is a centralized client-facing, command, control, communications and remote operations center. It provides data center owners with critical facility support, physical security oversight, plus tactical incident management and reporting.

The BCS TOC utilizes the BCS CriticalWorks„¢ computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and business intelligence capabilities. CriticalWorks„¢ is the foundational toolset that allows TOC analysts to identify an anomaly and provision the appropriate resources to operate and protect critical environments.

The BCS TOC aligns with other BCS best-in-class practices and procedures to deliver continuous uptime and meet client service level agreements. BCS provides data center facility management, IT services and physical security using a single, fully integrated, self-performance model. BCS employees perform a minimum of 80% of all site services.

Earlier this year BCS announced a long-term lease for office space in Addison, Texas, to serve as a new corporate headquarters and the location of BCSs primary TOC environment. BCS has the capability to stand up smaller cloud-based TOC instances around the country if the primary environment becomes unreachable. In addition, BCSs Texarkana, Texas, office will serve as the disaster recovery environment, hosting the process, people and technology should the primary environment become unrecoverable.

BCS currently employs 130 data center operations engineers, IT service operations technicians, security officers and service-delivery subject matter experts with plans to increase to more than 200 employees by year’s end. In March 2020 BCS announced signing a master service agreement with California-based Landmark Dividend LLC to operate and manage Landmark-owned critical infrastructure worldwide.

About BCS

BCS is an enterprise-level, critical facilities operations company focusing exclusively on data centers. The BCS solutions portfolio includes facility management, IT services, physical security and a range of value-added professional services through one fully integrated self-performance model. BCS utilizes advanced technology and centralized services, including BCS CriticalWorks„¢ and the BCS Tactical Operations Center, to achieve increased performance, efficiency and scale. BCS serves the needs of Fortune 500 companies coast-to-coast with 28 data centers, 6.8 million total square feet (1.8 million in raised floor), and 150 MW of data center critical power under contract.

For more information visit bcsfmsolutions.com or follow BCS on LinkedIn.

Chad Giddings

Marketing & Communications, BCS

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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) facilitates upskilling & reskilling with online MBAs & courses

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021  As we to move into Phase 3 of Covid-19 towards the end of 2020, flexibility and adaptability remains an indefinite priority for Singaporeans as the labour market adjusts to the new normal. This renders upskilling and reskilling a necessity for professionals to remain employable. Riding in tandem, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) delivers a series of online MBAs and short courses to equip the workforce with ample opportunities to ride the wave.

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Career Resilience in Times Of Change


Armed with a vision for lifelong learning, MDIS strengthens its resolve to offer educational experiences that are fresh and industry-relevant. This fully maximises the future readiness of employees and jobseekers for local and international career success.

Organisations seeking to invest in resources to upskill and enhance the leadership potential of future managers can consider among MDIS’ online MBAs that cover five specialised areas: events management, health management, leadership and innovation, hospitality & tourism management, and marketing. With a flexible postgraduate curriculum tailored for the dynamic global business environment, employees can look forward to building career resilience and accelerate professional pursuits as they step into the new albeit volatile economic conditions. Likewise, jobseekers can perform better in a competitive job market with sharpened managerial efficacies – a trait that’s never been more necessary than today.

In addition, MDIS is also offering industry-based short courses to allow employees and jobseekers to reinvent and acquire new skills to keep pace with evolving business needs and market trends. With 10 disciplines to choose from, prospective students can consider taking up a single-day course or one of up to three months.


Carving the Way Forward

While the pandemic may have accelerated the need for skills expansion and upgrading, this should not be viewed as a by-product of economic crises but a strategy to face unknown challenges that lie ahead. Being ready for the unforeseen is pertinent to career success, a value that MDIS inculcates in its students as it carves generations of lifelong learners of tomorrow.

About MDIS

Founded in 1956, MDIS is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. It offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Education, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Languages and Education, Media and Communications, Psychology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environment Management. These are offered in partnership with renowned universities in the United Kingdom. 

For more information, visit our website here.

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Burkhard Eling takes up role of CEO at Dachser

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The next generation has arrived: A new Executive Board team for the new year

 

KEMPTEN / HONG KONG – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021 – On January 1, Burkhard Eling became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of logistics provider Dachser. He heads the Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing executive unit, which also includes Corporate Key Account Management and the Corporate Governance & Compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company in mid-2021.

 

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Burkhard Eling (CEO)


The new Executive Board: (from left to right) Robert Erni (CFO), Alexander Tonn (COO Road Logistics), Burkhard Eling (CEO), Edoardo Podestà (COO Air & Sea Logistics) and Stefan Hohm (CDO).

 

Also moving to the Supervisory Board with Simon is the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics, Michael Schilling. In response, Dachser has made further changes to the Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. Two Dachser managers of many years’ standing have been promoted to the logistics provider’s operational management body: Stefan Hohm as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Alexander Tonn as COO Road Logistics. They are joined on the Executive Board by Robert Erni, who left DSV Panalpina to join Dachser on September 1, 2020 and has taken up the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The five-man Executive Board team is completed by Edoardo Podestà, who has been COO Air & Sea Logistics since October 2019.

 

Career as CFO with focus on innovation

Eling, 49, joined Dachser in 2012 as deputy head of the Finance, Legal and Tax executive unit. He joined the Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the following year, since when he has been responsible for the logistics provider’s group-wide strategic idea and innovation management program. With a degree in industrial engineering, Eling joined Dachser from the engineering and service group Bilfinger SE, where he was Head of the controlling and internal audit departments, CFO of a US subsidiary and of an international facility management service provider. Eling started his career with the construction companies Hochtief AG and Philipp Holzmann AG.

 

With sound judgment and agility

“My fellow board members and I are taking over an extremely robust and fast-growing company that even the challenges of the coronavirus crisis haven’t managed to throw off course. With their tremendous know-how and commitment, the people at Dachser have succeeded in maintaining the supply chains of our global customers even under adverse conditions,” says Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser. “With the trust and support of the founding family, we as an Executive Board team, will preserve the unique, people-oriented culture of Dachser as a family-owned company. At the same time, we will continue to develop the company with sound judgment and agility on its way to becoming the world’s most integrated logistics provider,” Eling continues.

 

New Executive Board team with a wealth of experience

Alexander Tonn is a new member of Dachser’s Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. As COO Road Logistics, he will be responsible for the European overland transport networks for industrial goods and food. In addition, he will continue to lead the European Logistics Germany business unit. Tonn, 47, has been with the company for over 20 years, having held managerial positions including at Dachser’s Allgäu logistics center in Memmingen and at company headquarters, where he was responsible for the logistics provider’s global contract logistics business for several years.

 

Stefan Hohm, 48, will head the newly created IT & Development executive unit as Chief Development Officer (CDO). Hohm has been working for Dachser for 27 years, during which time he has managed, among other things, the branches in Erfurt (Thuringia) and Hof (Upper Franconia). Most recently, he was Corporate Director for the logistics provider’s research and development work as well as its Corporate Solutions business. Besides the further development of IT, he is now also responsible for worldwide contract logistics.

 

Burkhard Eling’s successor as CFO is Robert Erni, an internationally experienced logistics finance manager, who took over as CFO on January 1, 2021 after a four-month induction and transition phase. Before joining Dachser, the 54-year-old Swiss national was Group CFO at logistics provider Panalpina for nearly seven years.

 

There are no changes to Dachser’s air and sea freight business, which has been led by Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics, since October 2019. The 58-year-old Italian, based in Hong Kong, became Managing Director of Dachser’s air and sea freight business in the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014. Podestà is also a highly experienced Dachser manager. He joined the company in 2003 when it acquired the joint venture Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd.

About Dachser

Headquartered in Germany, Dachser is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Using its own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions. Thanks to some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

 

In Asia, Dachser employs more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.

 

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.hk

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DIT Group grew rapidly in 2020 with 72% increase in sales volume

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Speeding Up Business Expansion Nationwide by Signing Several Strategic Cooperation Agreements and Collaborating with CCRE Group

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021 – DIT Group Limited (“DIT” or the “Company” which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 726), an innovative high-tech company specializing in businesses in the whole value chain of prefabricated construction in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), grew rapidly in 2020 in terms of operating results: its full-year production volume increased by 66% and sales volume rose by 72%. The rapid growth in the Group’s business scale was mainly attributable to strong market demand driven by Chinese government’s policies on fostering the country’s prefabricated construction industry. The growth was also due to the Group’s successful establishment of five green construction industrial parks during the year, including those in Dengfeng City, Zhumadian City, Luoyang City and Tongxu County in Henan Province, and Ding’an County in Hainan Province, and the completion and the launch of six green construction industrial parks in Zhoukou City and Tongxu County in Henan Province, Jiaozhou City in Shandong Province, Huai’an City and Nantong City in Jiangsu Province and Yuxi City in Yunnan Province.

 

The Group signed strategic cooperation agreements with a number of renowned enterprises in 2020, including JD.com Group, Jinke Property Group, Sunriver Holdings Group and Jujiang Construction Group, etc. The collaborations with the well-established companies have resulted in synergies which allow DIT Group to further expand its business and build up its business presence nationwide. This has also enhanced the Group’s capabilities of running businesses across the whole value chain of prefabricated construction and provided a stable source of orders for this year.

 

In July 2020, Mr. Wu Po Sum, the controlling shareholder of the Group, increased his shareholding in the Company for a consideration of approximately HK$303 million; in December 2020, Mr. Liu Weixing, the chairman of the board of directors and executive director of the Group, and Mr. Guo Weiqiang, the chief executive officer and executive director of the Group, increased their shareholdings in the Company for a total consideration of over HK$1.6 million. These moves reflected the confidence of the major shareholder and senior management in the prospects of the Group’s future development and its enterprise value. In addition, the Group adopted a stock option scheme in July 2020, under which a total of approximately 202 million stock options were granted to senior executives. This arrangement will bind together the interests of the employees and those of the Company and its shareholders tightly as it motivates the grantees to be more proactive at work, and can effectively retain and motivate the key talents, thereby promoting the long-term, steady development of DIT Group.

DIT Group is committed to becoming a leading solution provider for smart buildings. In 2020, the Group announced its new “Intelligent Construction of Home” strategy, which aims at creating an innovative model of running businesses in the whole value chain of prefabricated industry with synergy. The Group devotes itself to technological innovation along the whole value chain in such businesses as construction of smart residential buildings and promoting the development of the prefabricated construction industry. Meanwhile, the Group plans to set up a new business model for the whole value chain of the industry by developing a “turnkey” business model that encompasses design, intelligent prefabricated construction, landscaping service and interior decoration in the entire life cycle of a prefabricated construction project.

 

DIT Group’s chief executive officer and executive director Guo Weiqiang said, “DIT Group has been forging ahead with its business development and growing rapidly since it joined the family of the CCRE Group. It has been producing encouraging results. The Group will draw on the technological advantage afforded by the operation of businesses that span the whole value chain of prefabricated construction and will continue to collaborate with the CCRE Group to build its footholds across China more quickly. It will also actively develop new projects to explore the blue ocean in the market for prefabricated construction. Now that the state has adopted a policy on fostering the prefabricated construction industry, the Group is confident about its prospect and plans to expand its share of China’s market rapidly in three to five years. It will also commit itself to enabling consumers to enjoy a safer, comfortable life at smart residential buildings and contributing to China’s new type of urbanization and the modernization of the country’s construction industry.”

About DIT Group Limited

Headquartered in Changsha and Zhengzhou China, DIT Group Limited is an innovative high-tech enterprise that specializes in businesses throughout the entire value chain of prefabricated construction (PC). The company is listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 726.HK), and is also the first listed company in China’s PC industry.

 

The Group promotes the modernization of construction industry, and its businesses cover the entire value chain of the PC industry, including R&D, PC components manufacturing, franchise and consultation of PC plants, and manufacturing of intelligent PC equipment. The Group has already set up several smart PC equipment plants nationwide. It runs fifteen self-operated PC plants and several plants owned and operated by franchisees. 

 

By adopting the world’s first business model of combining engineering, manufacture, procurement and construction (EMPC), which is created by Drawin Group, DIT Group has been widely recognized by its clients for its technology and products. DIT Group has green construction industrial parks in over 45 cities in 22 provinces nationwide, providing service for projects under construction with a total site area of 6 million square meters in China.

 

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