ContinuitySA updates its Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programme to include the ISO22301 standard.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s largest business continuity service provider, has updated its in depth Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programme to include recent Standards changes and good practice guidelines. “With the recent launch of the International Standard Organisation 22301, the first standard for Business Continuity Management, it is important to develop organisations resilience in compliance with the ISO standard. By complying with the standard, organisations demonstrate their reliability as a business partner or a service provider...read more
ContinuitySA is happy to announce that the BCI has launched the BCI Africa Awards and is encouraging industry professionals to participate. The BCI Africa Awards will recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organisations living in or operating in the Africa region. For clarity the BCI has defined the region for this purpose click here for more information. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 22nd August 2013. The closing date for entries is the 21st June 2013. The Categories: There are nine...read more
Business Continuity Management (BCM)—the science of keeping a business operational throughout times of crisis—is a complex undertaking. It is also vital to an organisation’s long-term survival and forms a key element of any comprehensive risk mitigation strategy. “Creating and managing an effective Business Continuity programme requires a diverse set of skills, ranging from project management and facilitation to specialist knowledge on business continuity itself,” says Tracey Linnell, GM Advisory Services at ContinuitySA. “As...read more
The latest figure brings the total number of human deaths to fourteen in China’s unfolding bird flu epidemic. Infection cases that have been recorded appear to originate from Shanghai and show that this is a new strain, H7N9, which was not previously known to infect humans. With 63 reported cases of human infection and fourteen deaths, the mortality rate is high. This latest outbreak of bird flu has had a very serious impact on China’s poultry sector, with losses of more than $1.6 billion reported already. Closer to home in South Africa,...read more
South African companies must take advantage of new international standard for business continuity management
The International Standards Organisation (ISO) recently launched its first standard for Business Continuity Management, ISO22301. “The business world is increasingly digital with systemic dependencies and a company’s effectiveness depends on its systems’ resilience,” says Eugene Taylor, managing director of TaGza and the UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD) constituent representative on the British Standards Institute TC223 committee. “Adherence to a reputable standard for business continuity like ISO22301 indicates that a company is...read more
Data volumes are growing exponentially as the world digitises, and businesses continue to unlock the value held intheir information. And yet there is ample evidence that companies are not taking adequate measures to protect their data. According to research conducted by Vanson Bourne for EMC, 74% of European and South African companies doubt their ability to recover fully after a disaster. “Even more worrying, just over half of the companies surveyed suffered some sort of data loss or system downtime in the course of the last year,”...read more
Cloud computing offers significant benefits to enterprises, and many are starting to factor it into their long-term planning. First, however, they need to understand the pros and cons of cloud—and how to make the move. “Cloud offers enterprises the benefits of reduced capital expenditure and staff requirements combined with scalability and quick deployment—something that’s hugely important in today’s fast-moving business environment,” says Shaheen Kalla, Managed Services Manager at ContinuitySA. “Cloud services coupled with...read more
ContinuitySA offers free BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning course as part of Business Continuity Awareness Week.
As part of the upcoming global Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW2013) from the 18-22 March 2013 ContinuitySA is offering the BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning Course, which has been made available by the Business Continuity Institute(BCI) at no charge to interested parties. The course provides an introduction to the principles of Business Continuity Management and includes the BCM lifecycle with built in tests to check progress which will help those new to the discipline who want an overview of the subject matter or those who want...read more
Enterprise migration and adoption of cloud Webinar presented by ContinuitySA for Business Continuity Awareness Week
Next week is Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW2013), an annual, global event that is facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute taking place from the 18th – 22nd March 2013. Themed ” Business Continuity – for the risks you can see and the ones you can’t” will provide new opportunities for interested parties to engage with experts around the world and learn more about BCM and the ever growing range of risks that need to be planned for. Interested parties can participate in the week through listening to a variety of...read more
ContinuitySA presents webinar on Sensible ICT Protection and Recovery Methods at global Business Continuity Awareness Week
Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW2013, an annual event that is facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute will take place from the 18th – 22nd March 2013. This year’s event themed” Business Continuity – for the risks you can see and the ones you can’t”will provide new opportunities for interested parties to engage with experts around the world and learn more about BCM and the ever growing range of risks that need to be planned for. Through a series of Webinars interested parties can engage with authors on new research...read more