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Keep business continuity skills up to date with ContinuitySA

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 Africa's premier provider of business continuity management services, ContinuitySA offers a range of training programmes in this discipline through its Compete Continuity Training Academy. Our training offers a way for executives involved in business continuity to hone their skills and keep up to date with new standards and industry trends."

Among the academy's offerings is a one-hour session, aimed at giving operational executives a high-level awareness of BCM. The session explores BCM and covers the reasons for implementing a BCM programme, as well as how to do it. A more detailed one-day course introduces these concepts in more detail for middle managers.

Two-day IT Service Continuity Training is aimed at executives responsible for the continuity of IT services within their organisation, while the five-day Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme is designed to equip executives in all aspects of implementing, managing and maintaining an effective framework for BCM.

"Business continuity management is intimately connected to the way a company conducts its operations, and its training needs will reflect that, as well as the specific skills profile of its staff. Consequently, the Complete Continuity Training Academy also offers customised continuity training," Linnell says.

Customised courses are compiled in consultation with ContinuitySA's Business Continuity Management Advisory Services to ensure it delivers what is required, and is aligned with the client's operational context.

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ContinuitySA is Africa's leading provider of business continuity management and related services. The company boasts some of the continent's most highly skilled and qualified business continuity and disaster management experts who help companies, organisations and government departments of all sizes prepare for and deal with all eventualities. These include potential threats, events, incidences and unforeseen or sudden disruptions due to human error or natural events.

ContinuitySA also provides a variety of hosting solutions, ranging from co-located to fully managed virtualised environments, with their primary focus being to ensure its clients are able to address the resilience and recoverability of their IT services. These hosting services are complemented by managed backup and recovery services, virtual server replication and high availability solutions to satisfy any level of continuity requirement.

ContinuitySA operates the largest recovery facilities in southern Africa. It has a number of recovery centres in southern Africa with over 20 000 square metres of recovery facilities in Midrand, Gauteng. Smaller sites have been located in Cape Town, Gaborone, Botswana and Mozambique, and a joint venture has been established in Mauritius.

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