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ContinuitySA Corporate Profile

  1. 1. Corporate ProfileMore than two decades of experience, a blue-chip client base, internationalaccreditation and next-generation capabilities today make ContinuitySA the Africanleader in business continuity management.For the past 21 years, ContinuitySA has led the business continuity industry The right resources and facilities.We are proud to have some ofin South Africa and Africa as a whole. Our focus is on ensuring that our the country’s leading business continuity practitioners on our staff.clients’ businesses can continue to operate effectively through any crisis. Our people are backed up by a network of world-class facilities, with disaster recovery centres in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), Cape TownTo that end, we offer a portfolio of services backed up by comprehensive (Bellville and Somerset West), Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius.advisory services. Our long experience has taught us that business continuityis both important and complex, and so we have developed the tools and Methodologies and frameworks in a process context.We have distilledexpertise to give our clients the right advice—and then provide them with our years of experience into a range of re-usable frameworks, methodologiesthe solutions they need. and toolsets that reduce risk for our clients, and ensure standard, consistent engagements in line with best practice. These core items of intellectualOur portfolio of services continues to grow as we bring to market business property are rendered even more valuable because they are deployed ascontinuity solutions that take advantage of technology advances. For part of a proven set of processes aligned with the business continuityexample, the growing availability of cost-effective bandwidth is changing management lifecycle.the face of business continuity, and we are positioned to offer next-generation business continuity over the network and, ultimately, business Most important of all, we understand that business continuity is a processcontinuity as a service. In fact, this new approach is redefining business rather than an event, and invest the requisite time to build an ongoingcontinuity by making infrastructure earmarked for business continuity relationship with our clients.available to the company as a resource for day-to-day operations as well,thus creating a positive asset. Professional affiliations and standing.We subscribe to the highest international standards and are a Gold Partner of the Business ContinuityContinuitySA’s leading position in Africa is based on solid foundations: Institute. Based in Britain, the Institute sets standards and best practices for the industry. More than 40% of the members and associates of theComprehensive portfolio of services.We offer a range of hosted, availability, Business Continuity Institute working in South Africa are employed bynetwork and standby solutions, backed up by strong professional services ContinuitySA, and six of our professionals are Fellows of the ensure our clients make the right choices and create a solution that is Louise Theunissen, general manager: Client Services at ContinuitySA,right for them. represents the African continent on the board of the Business Continuity Institute.Experience.Over the years, we have worked with companies in a widerange of industries to design tailored business continuity solutions. We ContinuitySA collectively was asked to make submissions to the King IIIhave also built seven customised recovery sites,performed hundreds of Report, and sits on the Business Continuity Institute’s peer review andrisk assessments and business impact analyses, developed many viable South African standards review committees. As part of this work, we haverecovery strategies and solutions, and written the supporting business, on occasion consulted to organisations both in Britain and the Unitedincident and IT continuity plans. States.Besides designing and building/ redeveloping all of our own disaster Accredited training.We ensure that our people have the right skills byrecovery facilities, ContinuitySA has been contracted to design, project providing ISETT Seta-accredited training. Our two-day IT Continuity®manage, commission and operate a number of specially designed disaster Programme and five-day Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programmerecovery centres throughout Southern Africa. Specific projects include: are both fully accredited at levels 5 and 6 respectively.· Design and construction of the first specialised work area recovery facility Corporate social responsibility.ContinuitySA is a Level 4 BEE contributor. in South Africa. Our current corporate social investment project is supporting Raise a Roof,· Design and construction, with Grinaker Construction, of an entire turnkey with Habitat for Humanity. office park project for Siltek. This 13000m2 facility incorporated 1400m2 of dedicated recovery space for Bankserv and 1400m2 of commercial syndicated work area recovery facility for ContinuitySA and its clients.· Management of Class A commercial IT recovery sites in Durban, Pretoria and Cape Town for various banking sector clients.· Design and implementation of MTN South Africa’s main data centre in For further information please contact Sandton, Johannesburg;· Design and commissioning of a complete mobile disaster recovery unit Tel: +27 11 554 8000 • Fax: +27 11 554 8150 for a major mining house.· Design and implementation of a leading IT company’s main data centre Email: in Sandton.