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ContinuitySA presents host of events to support global Business Continuity Awareness Week

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW2013) is an annual global event that is facilitated by the BCI and will take place from 18-22 March 2013. As a Gold Partner of the BCI, ContinuitySA will be focusing on a host of events to showcase the value of business continuity as an integrated part of any organisation's strategy.

BCAW is an educational event designed to help people understand more about business continuity management (BCM), its applications and benefits. 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.

The BCI and its partners will be publishing new research and papers throughout the week. Through a series of Webinars, interested parties can engage with authors on these reports. The Webinars can be viewed live and questions could be asked or watched online at one's leisure.

This year, ContinuitySA will be presenting the following Webinars:

Webinar oneon sensible ICT protection and recovery methods will be presented by Bradley Janse van Rensburg - Solutions Design Manager, ContinuitySA.

Overwhelmed by the muddle of conflicting technology terms, jargon, buzzwords and misinformation, CIOs and IT managers are finding it increasingly difficult to objectively compare the different ICT protection and recovery methods available to them and pick an approach that both matches their existing requirement and empowers their long-term strategy. In this Webinar, ContinuitySA will clarify the difference between high availability, replication, backup and archiving, and give a recommended approach to entrench resilience into ICT systems and business.

Date:Friday 22 MarchTime:1pm - 1:45pm GMT + 2

Webinar twowill focus on mobile recovery, presented by Mark Beverley - General Manager: Service Delivery, ContinuitySA.

This paper will explore portable recovery solutions for partial disaster situations.

Date:Monday, 18 MarchTime:1pm - 1:45pm GMT + 2

Webinar threeon enterprise migration and adoption of cloud will be presented by Shaheen Kalla - Manager: Managed Services, ContinuitySA

The paper will analyse the factors which promote migration to cloud-based solutions and environments which are best suited for cloud.The Webinar will talk around the migration plan for corporates into cloud services, what are the factors to consider and levels of planning needed when considering cloud-based solutions. What are the various steps along the way and potential pitfalls.

Date:Tuesday, 19 MarchTime:1pm - 1:45pm GMT + 2

In addition to the Webinars, ContinuitySA will host two breakfast events during the week, one in Cape Town on 19 March 2013 and one in Johannesburg on 20 March 2013, on ISO22301, with guest speaker, Eugene Taylor, former Chairman of the BCI Partnership Steering Group, who represents the UK Institute of Directors on the TC 223 committee.

For more details, please see the links below:

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For more information or to register for any of these events, please visitwww.continuitysa.comor contact Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager for ContinuitySA, [email protected]



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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