Sep 18, 2020

ContinuitySA receives three awards from BCI Africa

ContinuitySA has once again been recognised for excellence at the annual Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Africa awards ceremony.


Business continuity through a COVID-19 lens

Did having a business continuity plan actually assist during this crisis?


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

Of the many lessons we have to learn from the current emergency, perhaps the most crucial one is to ensure that business strategy and operations are founded on resilience.

ContinuitySA launches cloud-based backup and replication solution for SMEs
ContinuitySA, a Veeam Platinum Partner, is launching Cloud Connect.
Apr 29, 2020
Mar 17, 2020

ContinuitySA Partnership Programme officially launches

Programme aims to encourage consultants and mid-sized IT companies to partner with ContinuitySA.

ContinuitySA offers new ISO 27001 Lead Implementer training in Johannesburg
ContinuitySA has announced dates for a new PECB-Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer training for 2020.
Feb 20, 2020
Feb 11, 2020

Is your organisation prepared for the coronavirus? Advice from a business resilience expert

Organisations should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says Padma Naidoo, General Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.

ContinuitySA Mozambique offers Business Continuity Management training
ContinuitySA Mozambique will offer a three-day training course for individuals tasked with business continuity responsibilities.
Jan 20, 2020
Jan 14, 2020

2020 Risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business continuity and resilience solutions, says that as the risk outlook continues to be challenging, organisations should use their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities to create robust frameworks that support business resilience.

Nov 4, 2019

ContinuitySA wins IRMSA Award with Resilience 2.0

ContinuitySA was named the winner of the IRMSA 2019 Industry Specific Initiative Award for the category, "Professional Services, Training Providers, Consultants and Auditors".

Oct 8, 2019

ContinuitySA offers ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November

ContinuitySA will once again be offering its five-day Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November 2019.

Oct 3, 2019

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

Work-area recovery remains a key element of any business continuity and resilience plan says ContinuitySA.

Sep 13, 2019

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

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

ContinuitySA offers Complete Continuity(R) Practitioner in October
ContinuitySA is offering its popular five-day Complete Continuity? Practitioner Programme on 21-25 October 2019 at its offices in Midrand.
Sep 11, 2019
Aug 27, 2019

Proactivity is the key to effective cybersecurity

Nadia Veeran-Patel, Manager: Cyber Resilience, ContinuitySA says understanding that a successful attack will be launched is the basis of a proactive approach to information-security and risk management.

ContinuitySA named Platinum Reseller by Veeam
ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business continuity and resilience services, is now a Platinum Reseller, the highest level in the Veeam ProPartner Programme.
Jul 23, 2019
Cyber resilience requires a multi-layered approach to be effective
Making the cyber environment resilient must be seen as a priority given its importance, says Al de Brito, Senior Consultant: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.
Jun 6, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

ContinuitySA completes international business continuity management project in record time

ContinuitySA recently completed a comprehensive business continuity management and crisis management plan for a major construction industry player - and completed the project in record time!

Jan 15, 2019

Heightened risk will characterise 2019: business resilience will be key

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.

Nov 12, 2018

ContinuitySA wins IRMSA Award for outstanding contribution to risk management

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 celebrates a decade in Mozambique with plans for growth
ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business continuity and resilience solutions, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its business in Mozambique. The company's Mozambiquan journey began with a small work area recovery facility and data centre at Matola, just south of Maputo, in 2008.
Oct 16, 2018
Recent building fires in Johannesburg are a wake-up call for business and government
A number of fires in office buildings have recently been reported on, resulting in businesses evacuating their staff to safety. In particular, the fire in the Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg central business district must serve as a wake-up call for organisations in both the public and private sectors, says Willem Olivier, GM: Africa at ContinuitySA.
Oct 3, 2018
Sep 26, 2018

ContinuitySA honoured at the Business Continuity Institute Africa awards ceremony

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.45r

Jul 17, 2018

Business continuity management must keep pace with the Digital Age

It's about time that Business Continuity practitioners elevate an organisation's response to disasters in light of emerging expectations, says Padma Naidoo, General Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.

Jun 21, 2018

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

Organisations have to be prepared to adapt to any change and can only do so if business continuity management keeps pace says Lynette Smit, Senior Consultant: Advisory Services, ContinuitySA.

Jun 12, 2018

Collaboration is the key to building organisational resilience more effectively

Organisational resilience is the key to sustainability in a VUCA world, and collaboration is the key to building it effectively says Philippa Chappell, Manager: Advisory Services, ContinuitySA.

Jun 5, 2018

5 Steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

It is imperative that cyber resilience is integrated into organisations' business continuity management plans, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.

May 30, 2018

Operational resilience: the key to organisational resilience

Building operational resilience must be seen as a key driver of organisational resilience, 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!

The issue before any organisation is thus whether to insource or outsource all or part of its BCM. The truth of the matter is that most of the costs and other disadvantages attached to insourcing are hidden.

Feb 8, 2018

Fine-tune your business continuity management plan for 2018

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.

Jan 23, 2018

ContinuityMauritius opens new facility

The new ContinuityMauritius recovery facility is housed in Port Louis.

Enhance your business continuity skills in 2018: ContinuitySA announces training dates
ContinuitySA will offer its flagship five-day Complete Continuity? Practitioner Programme in February, April, July and October. This is a comprehensive course, covering all components of Business Continuity Management in detail.
Jan 16, 2018
Jan 10, 2018

6 Risks to make you take business resilience seriously in 2018

If nothing else, 2017 provided proof positive that the unexpected does happen. According to the ContinuitySA and IT Web Business Resilience Survey 2017,a substantial proportion of respondents (41 percent) still have no business continuity or disaster recovery plans, and only one-third indicated that they were very confident that their organisation would be able to continue functioning with negligible disruption in the event of a disaster.

Five days to kick start your career in business continuity management
Business resilience is critical to long-term corporate sustainability, and the King Code has placed it firmly on the agendas of boards and excos.
Oct 3, 2017
Sep 18, 2017

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

The award honours "exceptional all-round skills and broad experience in the continuity and resilience space".

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.

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.
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 13, 2017

ContinuitySA scoops three awards at BCI Africa awards ceremony

ContinuitySA, which was inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame at the end of 2016, received awards in several categories at the BCI Africa Awards, including: Continuity and Resilience Team; African BCI Industry Personality 2017; and Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year.

Cloud fast-tracks resilience when data loss is not an option
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, says Sasha Malic, Head: Availability Services at ContinuitySA.
Sep 5, 2017
ContinuitySA shortlisted in four categories in BCI Africa Awards
ContinuitySA has been shortlisted in four categories for the forthcoming annual Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Africa Awards.
Aug 17, 2017
ContinuitySA announces 5-day, PECB-certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course
ContinuitySA, Africa's leading provider of business resilience solutions, will be offering a five-day certification course for Lead Implementers of a Business Continuity Management System based on the ISO 22301 standard.
Jul 26, 2017
May 25, 2017

Cyber Resilience Framework helps organisations survive a cyber attack

Al de Brito, Senior Technical Analyst at ContinuitySA says cyber resilience is key to organisational sustainability.

Business Continuity Awareness Week focusses on cyber resilience
Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW 15-19th May 2017) is an annual global event organised by the Business Continuity Institute(BCI) to raise awareness of the importance of business continuity and resilience.
Apr 20, 2017
Mar 16, 2017

ContinuitySA launches enhanced service portfolio

ContinuitySA has launched an enhanced portfolio of services.

Jan 13, 2017

Building resilience is key to managing risk in 2017 and beyond

Michael Davies of ContinuitySA says the?outcomes-based approach of King IVTM is a timely invitation for corporate South Africa to get better at managing risk.

ContinuityEastAfrica launches full business resilience capability
ContinuityEastAfrica has officially opened its doors in Nairobi with facilities that will include a fully equipped data centre and 95 work-area recovery seats.
Dec 6, 2016
ContinuitySA Botswana celebrates 10 years
ContinuitySA Botswana is celebrating 10 years of success in Botswana. "It's a great source of pride to us that we created the market for business continuity management in Botswana, and continue to dominate the market," says Jacob Mothupi, MD of ContinuitySA Botswana.
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 9, 2016

ContinuitySA inducted into Business Continuity Institute's Hall of Fame

ContinuitySA has been honoured with induction into the Business Continuity Institute's Hall of Fame.

Sep 9, 2016

ContinuitySA wins big at BCI Africa Awards

ContinuitySA has won `Continuity & Resilience Provider 2016' at this year's BCI Africa Awards.

Aug 29, 2016

Four key components to an effective cyber-security strategy

Jeremy Capell, GM, Advisory Services, ContinuitySA believes there are four key components to an effective cyber-security strategy.

First ever Africa-focused business continuity conference 7-8 September
The Business Continuity Institute will be hosting its first ever conference on 7 & 8 September focused on African challenges and solutions. ?
Aug 22, 2016
Jul 5, 2016

How to ensure risk and business continuity management add value

ContinuitySA Advisory Manager, Junita van der Colff, suggests viewing risk and business continuity management positively.

Insourcing vs outsourcing BCM: Beware of hidden costs and pitfalls
When you're weighing up whether to do your business continuity management (BCM) yourself, or to outsource it, there are many things to take into account says Willem Olivier, GM: Africa. ContinuitySA
Jun 23, 2016
Cyber-security is a business issue, not an IT issue
Some have said, only half-jokingly, that an innovation only gets the investment they need to be perfected once the arms industry has seen a need for it. More worryingly, there is now good evidence that much of the innovation is being driven by increasingly organised, sophisticated and well-resourced cyber-criminals.
Jun 14, 2016
Business Continuity Awareness Week focusses on Return on Investment
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.
May 10, 2016
Apr 19, 2016

Dangers of insourcing your business continuity in Africa

Willem Olivier, says that while insourcing might seem like the easy option, there are some significant pitfalls.

Five ways to build business resilience in an uncertain world
First there was disaster recovery, then came business continuity, and now companies are looking for ways to build business resilience.
Jan 14, 2016
Dec 1, 2015

Invoking your business continuity plan: 5 triggers and 6 decision points

Growing numbers of organisations have business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place to ensure organisational resilience in the face of disaster.?

Oct 20, 2015

Why you can afford business continuity

Now is really the time for the business continuity team to make their case even more strongly according to?Pete Frielinghaus, Senior Advisor to ContinuitySA.

Oct 1, 2015

ContinuitySA emphasises the importance of standards in business continuity

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.

Aug 25, 2015

ContinuitySA installs state-of-the-art Avaya telephony at Randburg site

ContinuitySA has implemented Avaya Communication Manager 6.3 at its disaster recovery centre in Randburg.

ContinuitySA named Africa's best for second year running
ContinuitySA was named the best Business Continuity and Resilience Provider for 2015 at the Business Continuity Institute Africa Awards.
Aug 21, 2015
Jul 30, 2015

Key criteria for hosted business continuity

The adoption of cloud computing models is revolutionising how IT is procured and used-and also how organisations ensure business continuity but?the two should not be confused.


Regular testing is vital component of disaster recovery planning

When a disaster happens, when the power outage drags into the second day, is no time to discover that some component of your recovery plan isn't performing.


Test, test, test says ContinuitySA during Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015

The best trainers in the world don't make you fit-and the best business continuity management plan is only a nice idea until you've proved that it works. That's why testing is vital.


Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015 to focus on testing and exercising business continuity plans

According to a UK study by Databarracks, less than a third of respondents to a survey (29%) stated that they had tested their business continuity plan during the previous twelve months.


Out of the Dark: Survival guide for businesses during load-shedding

ContinuitySA's team spends a lot of time identifying risks and how to mitigate them.?


Top 8 risks in the healthcare industry in South Africa says ContinuitySA

Health care companies and facilities in South Africa carry many risks similar to those faced by their global peers, as well as those faced by local organisations in other sectors.


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.


Make 2015 the year for becoming resilient

As one of the goals for the New Year, 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.


Why your company should consider business continuity management

It's hard to imagine, but some companies still don't see any positive value in implementing a business continuity management (BCM) programme.


Top business continuity risks for retailers

Retail, by its very nature, is fast-moving: competition is intense and customers are increasingly demanding.


Top 10 risks worth considering when expanding into Africa

South African businesses are showing particular interest as they are on the spot and might be supposed to have a built-in advantage.


Ebola outbreak: How prepared is your company for a pandemic?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa should act as a timely reminder for companies to ensure that they have pandemic strategies in place.


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 Cindy Bodenstein, marketing manager at ContinuitySA.


Business Continuity Awareness Week to focus on counting the cost of not having business continuity

This year's Business Continuity Awareness Week will focus on the true cost of business continuity.


ContinuitySA invests R9.8m to meet growing demand, improve services

Africa's premier provider of business continuity management consulting and services, recently concluded a set of major capital projects aimed at upgrading its IT and physical infrastructure.


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.