After the Christmas days and the turn of the year, everyday life has moved back in for all of us. We hope you enjoyed your days off. We wish you a successful year 2019 and much happiness and personal health. This year we have again decided to send a New Year’s donation to an organization that does something very special for many people. The organization “happy children” (www.happy-children.de) was founded by private initiative in Nepal and takes intensive care of the poorest of the poor, the children in the Kathmandu area. We know the founder and director personally. We want to support their work again this year with a considerable amount of money. At Verismo itself, the year that has now begun is the second year after the merger with Götsch AG. Thus, after 15 years of successful consultancy work, Verismo has laid the foundation for the continuous continuation of this activity. In the course of a cautious transition, Dr. Bockslaff will transfer his experience and contacts with you, our customers, to new people in a process lasting several years. Should you have any questions about this transformation process, we are of course available for discussions. For Götsch AG, the integration of Verismo GmbH as a subsidiary expands the product portfolio. In addition to the classic areas of system support for the IT of various companies and the development of specialized software solutions, classic management consulting is now being added. In addition to the existing fields of consultancy offered by Verismo, areas are now being added where the special experiences of both companies complement each other. A first example of this complementary product strategy is the area of Information Security according to ISO 27001. Especially the recent events with the publication of a lot of personal data show the high level of concern not only for large corporations, but also for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and private individuals. Especially for smaller companies, we have developed a time- and cost-optimized procedure that guarantees conformity to the standard, is implemented within a reasonable period of time and takes the budget situation of these companies into account. If the conditions are met, subsidies from the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) can even be claimed. We have also recognized the importance of certification for our own company and have set up a corresponding internal project. We will consistently continue on this path and bundle the competencies from the areas of management consulting and specialist knowledge in the IT environment. This is in line with the requirements we currently see in the market. Another innovation concerns the area of “Crisis Management“. Here we offer a certification course to become a “crisis management officer”. Upon successful completion of the three courses “Crisis Management Compact”, “Crisis Management Training” and “Advanced Crisis Management”, the participants receive our corresponding certificate. Get an overview of our training program on our new website. With our training center we offer excellent training opportunities in a personal environment. We look forward to talking to you Klaus Bockslaff and Mathias Götsch PS: For questions we are at your disposal! Please call us at +41 44 910 9909 (CH) or +49 6324 926 89 94 (D) or send us an e-mail to Klaus.Bockslaff@verismo.ch. If you no longer wish to receive further information from us, please let us know by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.