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ContinuitySA wins IRMSA Award for outstanding contribution to risk management


Johannesburg, 12 Nov 2018
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From left: Mark Kuipers, second Vice-President of IRMSA; Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager of ContinuitySA; Padma Naidoo, GM: Advisory Services of ContinuitySA; and Fulufelo Tshikhudo, Honorary Secretary of IRMSA.
From left: Mark Kuipers, second Vice-President of IRMSA; Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager of ContinuitySA; Padma Naidoo, GM: Advisory Services of ContinuitySA; and Fulufelo Tshikhudo, Honorary Secretary of IRMSA.

ContinuitySA was announced 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 9 November.

In winning the IRMSA Industry Award through the recognition of its recently developed Business Continuity Resilience (BCR) App, which provides crucial business continuity information, ContinuitySA has affirmed the value it adds to business continuity and business professionals who are serious about keeping their organisations up and running, no matter what.

"We are very proud of our BCR App, which significantly strengthens our service offering and the value that we bring to our clients," said Michael Davies, CEO, ContinuitySA." Our development team have worked hard to bring a digital product to market that can significantly contribute to enhancing and embedding the adoption of BCM within an organisation."

Developed by ContinuitySA's Advisory Services team, the BCR App is designed to provide easy, anywhere, anytime access to an organisation's business continuity and resilience plans. Available free on any Android or iOS device, the secure, encrypted and password protected app allows for upload of multiple types and levels of BCM plans, with permission-based access.

The app allows for rapid activation of response plans, teams and recovery actions during a disaster; provides recovery status tracking; and provides for notes and comments to be made and e-mailed for record-keeping purposes. With push notifications, the app keeps business continuity top-of-mind for every person with an interest in company resilience.

The CSA BCR App provides risk managers with a tool to execute a seamless response to an incident, enabling the organisation to manage the disruption, and the risks that such a disruption creates for the organisation.

Uniquely free of charge, the BCR App is an ideal tool for assisting African companies in elevating BCM initiatives to the next level, with minimal expenditure, using the ubiquitous smartphone.

By securing this IRMSA Award, the BCR App takes a further leap forward in driving awareness of, and diligence in, business continuity for African companies.

ContinuitySA

ContinuitySA is Africa's leading provider of business continuity management and resilience services to public and private organisations. Delivered by highly skilled experts, its fully managed services include ICT resilience, enterprise risk management, work area recovery and BCM advisory: all designed to enhance business resilience in an age of escalating threat. By helping clients understand their risk profile, and then develop an appropriate risk-mitigation strategy, ContinuitySA provides peace of mind for all stakeholders.

ContinuitySA operates the continent's biggest network of recovery centres, with more than 20 000m2 of space in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), the Western Cape (Tyger Valley), in KwaZulu-Natal (Mount Edgecombe) as well in Botswana, Mozambique, Kenya and Mauritius.

ContinuitySA is a Gold Partner of the Business Continuity Institute and was inducted into the prestigious BCI Hall of Fame in 2016.

ContinuitySA. Our business is keeping you in business.

Additional information about ContinuitySA can be found at www.continuitysa.com. Network with ContinuitySA on Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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Warstreet Marketing Rebecca Warsop (011) 807 9842 rebeccaw@warstreet.co.za
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