One certainty that has emerged from the COVID-19 crisis is that organisations embarking on digitalisation were better prepared to respond to the crisis.
Although the crisis is still unfolding, it’s already clear that building resilience into your organisational DNA is more important than ever.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, has officially launched a formal Partner Programme.
ContinuitySA has moved into a new, modern facility in the Westway Office Park in Westville, just outside Durban to accommodate greater demand for disaster recovery and work area recovery facilities.
ContinuitySA has announced dates for a new PECB-Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer training for 2020.
With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the coronavirus has been making headlines.
ContinuitySA Mozambique will offer a three-day training course for individuals tasked with business continuity responsibilities.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience solutions, says that as the risk outlook continues to be challenging,…
The resumption of load-shedding by Eskom recently has made organisations double-check that their business continuity plans are updated, and that their arrangements for power backups are in good shape.
ContinuitySA was named the winner of the IRMSA 2019 Industry Specific Initiative Award for the category,” Professional Services, Training Providers, Co…
ContinuitySA is hosting its five-day Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November 2019.
In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, smart organisations are focusing on building resilience into their corporate DNA.
Willem Olivier, General Manager: ContinuityAfrica, has been named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of the Year for 2019.
ContinuitySA is offering its popular five-day Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme on 21-25 October 2017 at its offices in Midrand.
Given current threat levels, all organisations should assume that they will experience some sort of cybersecurity incident sooner or later.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, is now a Platinum Reseller, the highest level in the Veeam ProP…
As organisations increasingly focus on building resilience in the face of a shifting threat landscape, one of the key areas of concentration is the technology environment, including the data stored on the IT systems.
According to research conducted by the Business Continuity Institute in 2019, 71% of organisations activated their response plans at least once over the past year.
Assess business resilience in terms of value of investment rather than return, says ContinuitySA
The name of our company is perhaps apt given the duration we’ve been in business.
This year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), which takes place between 13-17 May 2019, will focus on Investing in Resilience
One of the most exciting developments in business continuity management has been the emergence of global standards.
As companies and individuals come to rely on the public cloud for an increasing range of services, from infrastructure to applications, they often assume that no additional backups are necessary.
ContinuitySA will be offering its popular five-day Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme on 13-17 May 2017 at its offices in Midrand.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, turns 30 in March, Despite huge changes in technology and business practice over the years, its focus on providing clients with peace of mind has never wavered,
To become resilient, organisations must understand what risks affect them the most, and how to manage them effectively.
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation.
ContinuitySA has recently completed a comprehensive business continuity management and crisis management plan for a major construction industry player.
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation, says Michael Davies, CEO, ContinuitySA.
ContinuitySA was announced as the winner of the IRMSA 2018 Industry Award for the category,” Professional Services, Training Providers, Consultants and Auditors”, for outstanding contribution to risk management at a gala event that took place at the Theatre on the Track in Kyalami on Friday 9th November.
ContinuitySA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its business in Mozambique.
A number of fires in office buildings have recently been reported on, resulting in businesses evacuating their staff to safety.
At this year’s Africa awards ceremony hosted by the BCI SADC chapter on 21 September 2018, ContinuitySA CEO Michael Davies was named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of Year, while Movashan Moodley scooped the award for Newcomer of the Year.
We live in a digital age, and the use technology pervades every aspect of our lives.
In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, organisations have to be prepared to adapt to any change if they are to remain competitive and recover from unexpected disruptions.
Today’s world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In such an environment, future planning is difficult, if not impossible.
Business’s increasing dependence on digital platforms and data has generated significant efficiencies—but has also spawned a well-resourced cyber-crime industry.
Building operational resilience must be seen as a key driver of organisational resilience.
ContinuitySA will be supporting the annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) this year.
Insourcing your business continuity management may seem to make sense—until, too late, you realise that 80 percent of the costs and complexities are hidden.
Heading into 2018, ContinuitySA is advising organisations to take the opportunity to recalibrate their business continuity management and resilience plans in line with the causes of actual disasters in 2017.
ContinuityMauritius has been delivering business continuity services to the island of Mauritius for the past decade and we are delighted to announce the inauguration of our new improved and larger recovery facilities.
ContinuitySA has released its training dates for 2018.
If nothing else, 2017 provided proof positive that the unexpected does happen: South Africa’s political and economic crisis entered a new phase with the GuptaLeaks revelations, Kenya had to rerun its elections and the seemingly indomitable Robert Mugabe was forced from office in disgrace.
All organisations should use Computer Security Day on the 30th November 2017 as an opportunity to improve their ability to recover from disaster.
ContinuitySA will be offering its five-day Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programme from 16-20 October 2017 in Johannesburg to provide the in-depth training to kick start a career in business continuity management.
ContinuitySA’s Padma Naidoo named Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at BCI Africa Awards
Padma Naidoo has been named as Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year at the Business Continuity Institute Africa awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 12 September 2017.
Jeremy Capell has been named Industry Personality of 2017 by the Business Continuity Institute.
ContinuitySA Global Centre of Excellence receives Continuity and Resilience Team award at BCI Africa Awards
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has named the ContinuitySA Global Centre of Excellence the African Continuity and Resilience Team for 2017 for the second year in a row.
ContinuitySA has scooped three awards at the Business Continuity Institute’s Africa awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg on 12 September.
The digitalisation of business means that data has become a company’s most important asset. To remain competitive, businesses must always have access to their data and applications.
ContinuitySA has been shortlisted in four categories for the forthcoming annual Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Africa Awards.
ContinuitySA will be offering a five-day certification course for Lead Implementers of a Business Continuity Management System based on the ISO 22301 standard.
With ever increasing climate challenges seen recently with the Western Cape Storms and the devastating Knysna fires, Work Area Recovery (WAR) facil…
Most organisations fail to appreciate the importance—and benefits—of testing when it comes to business continuity and cyber resilience.
High on the agenda for boards and executive committees in line with growing reliance on digital platforms and a worsening threat landscape is cyber resilience —and yet many companies seem badly prepared for what has become a major threat to their sustainability.
Digitalised organisations are building resilience into ICT systems as a top priority, however, most organisations still see co-location as part of a disaster recovery plan.
To build a resilient business, cyber resilience needs special attention especially from executives.
ContinuitySA’s Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programme enhances Business Continuity Management skills.
ContinuitySA will run their five-day Business Continuity Management course, the Complete Continuity Practitioner Programme, from the 24th-28th July 2017.
Security should be the enabler of the digital world.
In today’s networked, digital world, the ability to detect, prevent and recover from a cyber-attack is critical.
Privacy law, a catalyst for cyber resilience – A webinar in support of Business Continuity Awareness Week
This webinar will touch on the reliance placed on effective Information Security and Cyber Security solutions to ensure compliance, and explore how a breach or failure of Information Security Controls needs to be managed.
A webinar in support of Business Continuity Awareness Week.
A webinar in support of Business Continuity Awareness Week.
Modernisation of generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is transforming the energy landscape for consumers and electric utilities, explains Webb Meko, Business Development Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Black & Veatch.
When developing cyber-resilience strategies, organisations must not neglect the need for a complementary work-area recovery (WAR) strategy, says ContinuitySA.
Cyber resilience cannot be considered in isolation, but should rather be considered within the context of the overall business continuity plan, says Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager at Continuity SA.
Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW 15-19th May 2017) is an annual global event organised by the Business Continuity Institute(BCI) to raise a…
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, has launched an enhanced portfolio of services.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and business resilience solutions, is offering disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for IBM Power systems.
The outcomes-based approach of King IV is a timely invitation for corporate South Africa to get better at managing risk in a world that is getting more risky by the day, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.
Helping to create a world-class economy in one of Africa’s best-run economies.
ContinuitySA has been honoured with induction into the Business Continuity Institute’s Hall of Fame in the category of Business Continuity Provider (Service) of the Year.
When your organisation’s success is built on the provision of effective business continuity services, it seems only fitting that continuity is part of everything you do, including winning awards.
Cyber-security should be seen as part of the overall strategy to ensure business continuity through resilience.
The Business Continuity Institute will be hosting its first ever conference focused on African challenges and solutions on the 7 and 8 September 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.
ContinuitySA has announced the dates for its training programme for the second half of 2016 at the company’s Complete Continuity Training Academy at its Midrand offices.
Too many companies see risk management and business continuity management as compliance issues, something they need to do to keep both shareholders and regulators happy.
How do you ensure that the time and money spent on business continuity is yielding the desired results, asks Karen Humphris, Senior Advisory Manager at ContinuitySA.
Much of the innovation is being driven by increasingly organised, sophisticated and well-resourced cyber-criminals.
Stakeholder inclusivity offers a good model for ensuring corporate sustainability in today’s world, and the next step is to elevate stakeholder risk to the board agenda.
Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW 16-20th May 2016) is an annual global event organised by the Business Continuity Institute to raise awareness of the importance of business continuity and resilience.
While insourcing might seem like the easy option, there are some significant pitfalls—as well as higher costs over the long term.
A growing trend is to take an integrated approach, effectively procuring resilient office space, rather than spending the time and money to make conventional office space resilient.
ContinuitySA has announced the opening of its first dedicated facility in KwaZulu-Natal.
ContinuitySA has expanded its existing data centre in Maputo by installing one of its mobile data centres as a permanent extension to the existing brick-and-mortar data centre.
ContinuitySA has successfully transferred its existing Bellville work area recovery capability and data centre into much larger premises in the upmarket Willowbridge Place development.
First there was disaster recovery, then came business continuity and now companies are looking for ways to build business resilience.
Growing numbers of organisations in the private and public sectors have business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place to ensure organisational resilience in the face of disaster.
Based on international best practice and on its experience in helping leading companies develop crisis management protocols, ContinuitySA has identified the following best practices for using social media effectively in a crisis situation.
Systems need to be highly available, flexible and secure, while remaining cost-effective.
Manufacturers can use three principles to help leverage the classic business continuity management process effectively, and make their businesses more resilient in general.
The cliché is that when times are tight, marketing budgets are the first to feel the scissors, but in reality, business continuity is even more likely to suffer from budget cuts.
As business continuity starts to take its rightful place on the boardroom agenda, companies need to ensure that they are taking advantage of the standards for business continuity management that have emerged in the past two years.
Skimping on disaster recovery provisions for the contact centre might make short-term sense, but could put the company’s survival at risk.
ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity solutions, has implemented Avaya Communication Manager 6.3 at its disaster recovery centre in Randburg.
ContinuitySA was named the best Business Continuity and Resilience Provider for 2015 at the Business Continuity Institute Africa Awards banquet at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 18 August 2015.
The adoption of cloud computing models is revolutionising how IT is procured and used - and also how organisations ensure business continuity.
Management 101 says that "If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it"; disaster recovery 101 puts it somewhat differently, "If you don’t test it, then it’s not really a disaster recovery plan".
The new Companies Act and King III make it the board’s responsibility to ensure that a company has appropriate risk mitigation strategies in place, and can continue to trade when a crisis occurs.
ISO22301 for business continuity provides an international standard against which businesses can now be audited and awarded a certification of compliance.