Sep 3, 2020

Business continuity through a COVID-19 lens

While existing business continuity frameworks did offer benefit, it is evident they can be improved based on the lessons learnt over the past few months, says ContinuitySA.

ContinuitySA introduces SME-targeted recovery as a service
<span>Recovery as a service puts work area recovery facilities within the reach of SMEs.</span>
Jul 8, 2020
Jun 2, 2020

Resilience critical for business success in post-COVID-19 future

<span>Companies must ensure that their business strategy and operations are founded on resilience, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.</span>

ContinuitySA launches cloud-based backup, replication solution for SMEs
ContinuitySA Cloud Connect is an unmanaged service, which keeps costs to a minimum.
Apr 29, 2020
Mar 17, 2020

ContinuitySA Partnership Programme officially launches

The programme encourages consultants and mid-sized IT companies to partner with ContinuitySA to offer their clients a customised business continuity solution.

ContinuitySA offers new ISO 27001 Lead Implementer training in Johannesburg
The five-day course will run at ContinuitySA's Waterfall campus, in Midrand, from 2-6 March and 3-7 August.
Feb 20, 2020
Is your organisation prepared for the coronavirus? Advice from a business resilience expert
Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.
Feb 11, 2020
Jan 14, 2020

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

Nov 12, 2019

Utility outages: Are you looking at the big picture?

It would be a mistake to think that load-shedding is the only issue relating to power, says Nadia Veeran-Patel, manager: Cyber Resilience at ContinuitySA.

ContinuitySA wins IRMSA Award with Resilience 2.0
Resilience 2.0 takes business continuity beyond the confines of an organisation and addresses the cumulative requirements for an industry sector or complex supply chain web.
Nov 4, 2019
Oct 2, 2019

You're not resilient if you don't have WAR

The necessity for a company to have a work-area recovery capability should never be ignored, says ContinuitySA.

Sep 13, 2019

ContinuitySA's Willem Olivier named African Industry Personality of the year

Willem Olivier, GM: ContinuityAfrica, has been named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of the Year for 2019.

ContinuitySA offers Complete Continuity Practitioner in October
The five-day programme will run from 21-25 October at its offices in Midrand.
Sep 10, 2019
Proactivity is key to effective cyber security
Plan for the worst and know what to do when an incident occurs, says Nadia Veeran-Patel, manager: Cyber Resilience at ContinuitySA.
Aug 27, 2019
ContinuitySA named Platinum Reseller by Veeam
ContinuitySA has been awarded the highest level in the Veeam ProPartner Programme.
Jul 23, 2019
Cyber resilience requires multi-layered approach to be effective
IT systems and the data they contain must be resilient to ensure they can be recovered, even when an unplanned-for event occurs, says Al de Brito, senior consultant: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.
Jun 5, 2019
Mar 26, 2019

Helping clients manage risk better

ContinuitySA's corporate membership of IRMSA helps it keep abreast of the changing threat landscape, says Cindy Bodenstein, marketing manager at ContinuitySA.

Jan 31, 2019

ContinuitySA completes international business continuity management project in record time

Originally slated to take 18 months, the international project was completed in 11 months and under budget.

Jan 16, 2019

Heightened risk will characterise 2019: business resilience will be key

It is important to ensure the organisation is resilient enough to deal with whatever risks do materialise, says Michael Davies, CEO at ContinuitySA.

Nov 12, 2018

ContinuitySA wins IRMSA Award for outstanding contribution to risk management

The award recognises the company's recently developed Business Continuity Resilience App.

ContinuitySA celebrates a decade in Mozambique with plans for growth
Mozambiquan businesses and government departments are becoming more conversant with the value of developing a business resilience strategy, says ContinuitySA.
Oct 16, 2018
Recent building fires in Jhb a wake-up call for business, government
A company's resilience is intimately linked to how sound its business continuity plans are and whether it has a suitable work-area recovery facility in place, says ContinuitySA.
Oct 3, 2018
Sep 26, 2018

ContinuitySA honoured at Business Continuity Institute Africa awards ceremony

CEO Michael Davies was named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of the Year.

Jul 17, 2018

Business continuity management must keep pace with the Digital Age

ContinuitySA has been working on a mobile application for business continuity and resilience.

Jun 21, 2018

Business continuity must evolve to provide flexibility to adapt to any situation

Companies must be prepared to adapt to change if they are to remain competitive and recover from unexpected disruptions, says ContinuitySA.

Jun 12, 2018

Collaboration is key to building organisational resilience more effectively

In today's volatile environment, companies must anticipate, adapt and respond to incremental and sudden changes or disruptions, says Philippa Chappell, manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.

Jun 5, 2018

Five steps to integrating business continuity, cyber resilience

Integrating cyber resilience into the broader business continuity strategy will maximise the company's ability to protect against a data breach and detect when one has occurred and recover from it, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.

May 29, 2018

Operational resilience: key to organisational resilience

Operational resilience is the ability to adapt to change and withstand disruptions, says Karen Humphris, senior manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.

ContinuitySA supports Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018
BCAW 2018, a global event facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute, takes place from 14 to 18 May.
Apr 18, 2018
Mar 1, 2018

Beware the iceberg!

Insourcing your business continuity management may seem to make sense - until, too late, you realise that 80% of the costs and complexities are hidden, says Willem Olivier, GM: Africa at ContinuitySA.

Feb 8, 2018

Fine-tune your business continuity management plan for 2018

Companies must recalibrate their business continuity management and resilience plans in line with the causes of actual disasters in 2017, says ContinuitySA.

Jan 23, 2018

ContinuityMauritius opens new facility

The new ContinuityMauritius recovery facility is housed in the Birger Technology Centre, in Phoenix, Port Louis.

Enhance your business continuity skills in 2018: ContinuitySA announces training dates
The company will offer its five-day Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme in February, April, July and October.
Jan 16, 2018
Jan 10, 2018

Six risks to make you take business resilience seriously in 2018

The ContinuitySA ExCo identified six risks that should be top of mind within an overall drive towards building business resilience.

Use Computer Security Day to strengthen business resilience
Companies must use this day as an opportunity to improve their ability to recover from disaster, says ContinuitySA.
Nov 30, 2017
Sep 18, 2017

ContinuitySA's Padma Naidoo named Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at BCI Africa Awards

Padma Naidoo, Senior Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, was named as Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at the awards this month.

Sep 15, 2017

Jeremy Capell named African BCI Industry Personality for 2017

Jeremy Capell, GM, Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, has been named Industry Personality of 2017 by the Business Continuity Institute.

Sep 14, 2017

ContinuitySA Global Centre of Excellence receives Continuity and Resilience Team award at BCI Africa Awards

The team received the Continuity and Resilience Team award at this year's BCI Africa Awards.

Sep 13, 2017

ContinuitySA scoops three awards at BCI Africa awards ceremony

The Business Continuity Institute Africa awards ceremony was held in Johannesburg on 12 September.

Cloud fast-tracks resilience when data loss is not an option
ContinuitySA partners with Veeam and Exagrid to build resilience into the way data is moved, processed and stored in the cloud.
Sep 5, 2017
ContinuitySA announces 5-day, PECB-certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course
The course will be held at ContinuitySA's Midrand campus.
Jul 26, 2017
Six steps to achieving cyber resilience through better cyber security
Aligning cyber security and business strategies to build overall cyber resilience must be done within the overarching business resilience strategy, says ContinuitySA.
Jun 6, 2017
Cyber Resilience Framework helps organisations survive a cyber attack
The framework provides a comprehensive, flexible structure to ensure all of a company's bases are covered in the event of a cyber attack, says Al de Brito, senior technical analyst at ContinuitySA.
May 25, 2017
Make a business continuity plan to achieve real cyber resilience
Cyber risk must be integrated into a company's overall ERM process to ensure it is truly cyber resilient, says Cindy Bodenstein, marketing manager at ContinuitySA.
May 5, 2017
Business Continuity Awareness Week focuses on Cyber Resilience
ContinuitySA spotlights the educational events that will take place during Business Continuity Awareness Week from 15 to 19 May.
Apr 20, 2017
Mar 16, 2017

ContinuitySA launches enhanced service portfolio

The "as a service" model removes much of the administrative and management burden for clients, says ContinuitySA.

Building resilience is key to managing risk in 2017 and beyond
Building resilience is key, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Jan 11, 2017
ContinuitySA Botswana celebrates 10 years
The company is helping to build the economy of Botswana by giving local corporates a reliable and world-class way to manage risk, says its MD.
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 9, 2016

ContinuitySA inducted into Business Continuity Institute's Hall of Fame

It has been inducted into the Business Continuity Institute's Hall of Fame in the category of Business Continuity Provider of the Year.

Sep 9, 2016

ContinuitySA wins big at BCI Africa Awards

The company scooped the `Continuity & Resilience Provider 2016' and the `Continuity & Resilience Team 2016' awards.

Four key components to an effective cyber-security strategy
The key components to an effective cyber-security strategy are implementation, assessment, monitoring and response, says?Jeremy Capell, GM, Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.
Aug 26, 2016
ContinuitySA announces training dates for remainder of 2016
The five-day Business Continuity Management course will run from 25-29 July and 7-11 November.
Jul 12, 2016
How to ensure risk and business continuity management add value
Viewing risk and business continuity management positively will make implementing them add value to the company, says?Junita van der Colff, advisory manager at?ContinuitySA.
Jul 5, 2016
Maximise return on your BCM investment by measuring BCM maturity
Ensuring the money and time spent on BCM yields the desired results is critical, says Karen Humphris, Senior Advisory Manager at ContinuitySA.
Jun 21, 2016
Cyber security is a business issue, not an IT issue
The cyber-criminal threat is so severe that nothing but a co-ordinated and integrated technical and business response across all domains will be effective, says ContinuitySA.
Jun 14, 2016
Stakeholder risk must become a board issue
Stakeholders' legitimate interests, needs and expectations are considered to have intrinsic value, says Junita van der Colff, advisory manager at ContinuitySA.
May 12, 2016
Disaster Recovery as a Service set to revolutionise governance landscape
DRaaS makes use of replication, backup and server hosting in one of ContinuitySA's data centres via high-speed network links.
May 5, 2016
Dangers of insourcing your business continuity
Companies that develop their own recovery solution often overlook the skill required to build, implement, manage and test a recovery facility, says?Willem Olivier, GM: Africa at ContinuitySA.
Apr 19, 2016
ContinuitySA expands in Western Cape
The 5 225m2 business continuity facility includes expanded work-area recovery capabilities, VOIP telephones and a data centre.
Feb 3, 2016
Five ways to build business resilience in an uncertain world
Don't assume your cloud provider has a good business continuity plan, says?Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Jan 12, 2016
Invoking your business continuity plan: five triggers, six decision points
Five triggers should prompt serious thought about whether a company's business continuity plan should be invoked, says Wayde Anderson, customer manager at ContinuitySA.
Dec 1, 2015
Cloud and business continuity: Key success factors
Cloud's scalability and pay-as-you-go model have made it attractive to companies, but there are certain issues to be considered, says ContinuitySA.
Nov 4, 2015
Why you can afford business continuity
Business continuity must be seen within the context of the corporate strategy, not in isolation, says Pete Frielinghaus, senior advisor to ContinuitySA.
Oct 20, 2015
ContinuitySA emphasises the importance of standards in business continuity
The development of robust standards is a sign that a professional discipline is maturing, says Pete Frielinghaus, Senior BCM Advisor at ContinuitySA.
Oct 2, 2015
Key criteria for hosted business continuity
There's more to business continuity than replicating servers onto a different rack in the same data centre, says Sasha Malic, head of Availability and Hosting Services at ContinuitySA.
Jul 30, 2015
Regular testing is vital component of disaster recovery planning
When disaster strikes is no time to discover that some component of the recovery plan isn't performing, says Peter Westcott, senior BCM advisor at ContinuitySA.
Jun 30, 2015
Test, test, test says ContinuitySA during Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015
Plans are just theory until they have been tested and validated, says?Tracey Linnell, GM: Consulting at ContinuitySA.
Mar 24, 2015
Out of the dark: Survival guide for businesses during load-shedding
In order to put mitigation strategies in place to deal with load-shedding, companies first need to understand what the implications are, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Feb 24, 2015
Top eight risks in healthcare industry in SA, says ContinuitySA
Healthcare companies must pay special attention to?business continuity?as their businesses deal directly with human life, says?Lynette Smit, business continuity advisor at ContinuitySA.
Feb 10, 2015
Three key (business continuity) questions that CEOs need to ask
CEOs must understand their company's risk profile, as some firms are more at risk than others, says Leigh-Anne van As, business development manager at ContinuitySA.?
Jan 29, 2015
Make 2015 the year for becoming resilient
Companies should take stock of how resilient they are, and take steps to improve their ability to prevent disasters, and to recover, should one occur, says ContinuitySA.
Jan 12, 2015
Why your company should consider business continuity management
Some companies still don't see any value in a business continuity management programme, says ContinuitySA.
Nov 11, 2014
Top business continuity risks for retailers
Retailers must understand their risk profiles and ensure they have strategies in place to stay trading, says Grant Minnaar, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA.
Sep 30, 2014
Top 10 risks worth considering when expanding into Africa
The continent is not a single market and its economies are extremely diverse, says?Pete Frielinghaus, a senior BCM advisor for ContinuitySA.
Aug 28, 2014
Ebola outbreak: How prepared is your company for a pandemic?
The recent outbreak of Ebola should remind companies to ensure they have pandemic strategies in place.
Aug 6, 2014
Five points to consider when assessing a recovery site for contact centres
An effective disaster recovery site for a?contact centre?must meet certain criteria, says ContinuitySA.
Jul 9, 2014
Using social media in a crisis: seven best practices
Keeping customers and other stakeholders updated on developments may be the difference between success and failure during a crisis, says ContinuitySA.
Jul 1, 2014
Outsourcing: Know your partners' business continuity plans
Outsourcing is a great way to improve efficiency, but it also presents specific risks to business continuity.?
May 27, 2014
How to move from broken backups to next-generation bliss
More companies are looking for fully managed and monitored backup solutions delivered by a specialist service provider, says?ContinuitySA.
May 13, 2014
Business Continuity Awareness Week to focus on counting the cost of not having business continuity
The annual global event organised by the Business Continuity Institute will take place from 17-21 March.
Mar 3, 2014
Top five business continuity risks for 2014: is extreme part of your thinking?
Business risks in 2014 are becoming more extreme, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Jan 29, 2014
ContinuitySA implements landmark server replication project for global resources company
The solution uses virtualisation and replication to provide a scalable hosted disaster recovery solution.
Oct 16, 2013
Crisis simulation is key to good governance
A crisis simulation exercise ensures the company's risk governance is not only in place, but actually works, says Jaun Harmse, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA.
Oct 1, 2013
Three tips to get the right bandwidth for cloud services
To ensure that scheduled replication takes place successfully, the correct type and quality of connection between the production environment and the business continuity data centre must be determined, says Shaheen Kalla, manager of the Managed Services Department at ContinuitySA.
Sep 26, 2013
Is your contact centre protected against disaster? Four things to think about
Business continuity plans for the contact centre should include not only IT recovery, but also alternative working facilities, says Steven King, business development manager at ContinuitySA.
Aug 6, 2013
ContinuitySA launches cost-effective, secure virtual fax solution
ContinuitySA and Virtual Group have unveiled a virtual, hosted fax solution that uses per-second billing and supports archiving.
Jul 31, 2013
Business continuity management is good governance
When a catastrophe occurs, business continuity management provides the safety net that aids recovery, says ContinuitySA.
Jul 11, 2013
New Good Practice Guidelines take business continuity to next level
The updated Good Practice Guidelines, issued by the Business Continuity Institute, offers methodologies that are easier to follow, says Tracey Linnell, GM: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.
Jul 2, 2013
Keep business continuity skills up to date with ContinuitySA
The company offers a range of training programmes through its Compete Continuity Training Academy.
Apr 30, 2013
Flu season means it is time to dust off your pandemic policy
Because a pandemic can affect a business' ability to function, its business continuity plan should include a pandemic policy that lays out the processes for minimising risk, says David Bollaert, a senior BCM advisor at ContinuitySA.
Apr 18, 2013
South African companies must take advantage of new international standard for business continuity management
Adherence to the standard for business continuity management, ISO22301, indicates that a company is serious about its organisational resilience, says TaGza.
Apr 17, 2013
Taking sensible approach to ICT protection, recovery
One of the key things to get right from the start is de-duplication, which can reduce the amount of data stored by up to 30 times, says ContinuitySA.
Apr 8, 2013
Three steps to enterprise cloud migration
Colocation, managed services and the actual move should be considered by companies wanting to implement cloud computing, says Shaheen Kalla, managed services manager at ContinuitySA.
Mar 27, 2013
ContinuitySA presents host of events to support global Business Continuity Awareness Week
The company will present a series of events to showcase the value of business continuity as an integrated part of any organisation's strategy.
Feb 26, 2013
Complexity underpins the top business continuity issues for 2013
The risks faced by businesses going into 2013 are more complex and more difficult to counter, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Jan 30, 2013
Davies takes full control at ContinuitySA
Michael Davies takes over completely from Allen Smith.
Nov 30, 2012
ContinuitySA takes corporate social investment strategic
The company commits to building one house a year, for three years, for those in need.
Nov 30, 2012
ContinuitySA announces training schedule for 2013
The courses will educate business professionals on the significance and practicalities of business continuity planning.
Nov 30, 2012
ContinuitySA and Britehouse announce Certified SAP disaster recovery offering
The companies jointly offer a solution for managing the performance of SAP systems combined with disaster recovery services.
Jul 31, 2012
ContinuitySA launches mobile data centre
The service gives clients a new way to mitigate IT risk.
Jul 18, 2012
ContinuitySA launches new service for Internet Solutions clients
ContinuitySA establishes a fibre gigabit-per-second link to Internet Solutions, giving clients bandwidth on demand for disaster recovery purposes.
Jul 3, 2012
ContinuitySA advises procurement departments to check out their suppliers' business continuity plans.
Many companies live in ignorance of the risk posed by one part of their supply chains, says Derek Taylor, business development manager at ContinuitySA.
May 22, 2012
Adopting cloud in your backup strategy
As a model for consuming and delivering infrastructure, the cloud enables self-service, different sourcing options and significant economies of scale, says Sasha Malic, solutions architect at ContinuitySA.
May 11, 2012
CM2: Measuring the business continuity model
A capability and maturity model injects rigour into a business continuity model - something that's necessary, given its importance, says Karen Humphris, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA.
Apr 24, 2012
Business Continuity Institute breaks through African borders
African countries are getting serious about business continuity management; the BCI responds by establishing an SADC Chapter.
Mar 8, 2012
ContinuitySA provides record number of speakers for global Business Continuity Awareness Week
ContinuitySA will present six Webinars at March's Business Continuity Awareness Week.
Feb 23, 2012
ContinuitySA launches IT Service Continuity training course
The two-day course targets IT and business continuity management professionals responsible for the continued uptime of IT services.
Jan 25, 2012
Top 10 business continuity issues for 2012
The global economy is not recovering as quickly as hoped, and is still volatile, says Michael Davies, MD of ContinuitySA.
Jan 18, 2012
Business continuity achieves operational relevance
The new cloud computing approach lets companies refine the model further and benefit more from their business continuity spend, says Justin Lord, GM of Hosting Services at ContinuitySA.
Nov 23, 2011
World-class business continuity training course offered for discerning executives
The business continuity management course will teach attendees how to protect organisations from the impacts of operational disruption.
Nov 8, 2011
What is your brand worth?
It is vital to have an incident management plan in place, as BlackBerry maker RIM discovered recently, says ContinuitySA.
Oct 25, 2011
Maximise return on disaster recovery investment with new hosting services from ContinuitySA
The division will allow clients to leverage disaster recovery budgets more effectively within the overall IT budget.
Aug 16, 2011
ContinuitySA appoints new MD, confirms new strategic direction
Michael Davies will assume full operational and financial responsibility for the company.
Jul 7, 2011
ContinuitySA expands service offering with Immix acquisition
The business continuity solutions provider has acquired 50% of Immix Network Solutions.
Jun 7, 2011
Acid mine drainage - is there a risk to your business?
The problem must be dealt with to avoid serious infrastructure problems, says ContinuitySA.
May 11, 2011
Electronic business continuity is the future
ContinuitySA and Cura Software Solutions have developed an electronic business continuity solution.
May 9, 2011
Business Continuity Awareness Week goes local
Business Continuity Awareness Week will take place from 21 to 25 March.
Mar 17, 2011
Top 10 business continuity issues for 2011
Due to the weakened economy, companies are skimping when it comes to business continuity management, says Allen Smith, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Jan 26, 2011
ContinuitySA set for growth with R35m Dialogue buyout
The Dialogue Group will dispose of its 51% holding in ContinuitySA for a cash sum of R35 million.
Nov 16, 2010
Top five lessons learnt from the FIFA 2010 World Cup
ContinuitySA shares some business continuity tips with its downloadable brochure.
Nov 4, 2010
ContinuitySA Affinity partner to Institute of Directors South Africa
The companies will host the first BCM Awareness Training session this month.
Oct 20, 2010
New business recovery and review service launched by ContinuitySA
The company's Recovery Coordination and Review Service assists clients to coordinate and test business continuity management plans.
Sep 30, 2010
ContinuitySA celebrates 21 years of innovation
Local business continuity service provider, ContinuitySA, is celebrating 21 years of innovation
Sep 9, 2010
IoD prepares for the worst
The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa implemented internal business continuity management solutions.
Aug 12, 2010
Challenge of setting up recovery centres in Africa
Countries adjacent to SA are easier to work in because of their proximity to Africa's economic powerhouse, says Wayne Reed, GM, research and development at ContinuitySA.
Jul 15, 2010
ContinuitySA becomes Affinity Partner to Institute of Directors in Southern Africa
The deal will assist the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa as it embarks on a BCM programme.
Jun 21, 2010
ContinuitySA expands Cape Town presence
The company will make another 6 000 square metres of office space available in the Somerset West area.
May 5, 2010
ContinuitySA's Complete Continuity Training receives local, international recognition
The company received ISETT SETA accreditation in SA, and 'Content Approval' from the UK's Business Continuity Institute.
Feb 4, 2010
Business Continuity Institute appoints first African board member
UK-based Business Continuity Institute has appointed Louise Theunissen as its first board member from Africa.
Feb 1, 2010
Top 10 business continuity issues South African companies will face in 2010
Businesses will face a number of different continuity issues in 2010, the company says.
Jan 14, 2010
ContinuitySA launches business continuity preparedness assessment
The assessment service measures the capability of each company to recover from operational disruptions.
Sep 16, 2009