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Business Continuity Awareness Week goes local

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2011, facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), will once again take place from 21 to 25 March this year.

ContinuitySA, South Africa's leading business continuity management service provider, will once again play a central role in the event.

BCAW is the global educational event designed to help people understand more about business continuity management (BCM), its applications and benefits. This year's events will provide new opportunities to learn more about BCM and engage with experts from around the world, including South Africa.

For example, the BCI has organised a series of Webcasts that will run throughout the week. Viewers can view them live and ask questions, or watch recordings at their convenience. Demonstrating the quality of South Africa's BCM skills, two of ContinuitySA's experts have been asked to take part in the programme.

Millington Gumbo will speak on “Why risk management should be a continuous process?” on 22 March at 1:15pm. The presentation will be broadcast live and stored on

Derek Taylor will present the following day, 23 March, on “Providing transparent corporate governance and risk oversight”. His presentation will be available at

Local business continuity experts and interested parties will not be left out, however, as ContinuitySA is hosting its own local awareness presentations on Thursday 24 March.

Aimed at the local market and local conditions, ContinuitySA's Justin Hammann will offer insights on “A decade (and a bit) since Y2K”. Lynn Jackson will then ask if the acid mine drainage problem is a risk to your business. The conference will be held at ContinuitySA, Growth Point Business Park, corner of Tonnetti Road and Old Pretoria Road, Midrand.

For more information on the local conference, contact [email protected] More information on the international BCAW is available on



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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