Enterprise Risk Flipside
If King IV has its way, the link between risk and opportunity could become much clearer in corporate South Africa—with good consequences. By Junita van der Colff, Manager: Advisory at ContinuitySA Enterprise risk management is often seen as a relatively sterile compliance exercise, whereas in fact it should be a catalyst for new business ideas. That could be set to change once King IV is finalised—the draft introduces risk and opportunity governance as one the Read More
4 July 2016 NOTIFICATION Protest Action at ContinuitySA site Midrand   The ContinuitySA’s premises located in Midrand have been mildly affected by a group of protestors. The protest action is not aimed at ContinuitySA. The protestors have been notified that protesting at our site is not a legally sanctioned event and the police have agreed with the protestors that they will vacate the premises at midday today. The disruption has been limited to the rear Read More
10 Benefits of DRaaS
DR, even when procured as a service from a specialist provider, is a significant and ongoing commitment for any organisation. Here’s why it’s all worthwhile. By Sasha Malic, Head: Availability Services, ContinuitySA DR is designed to help organisations survive unforeseen, unplanned events, from severe catastrophes such as war, civil unrest or a hurricane to more localised ones like fire, flooding, power outages or telecommunications failure. Industrial action is also something that can affect a company’s Read More
When a disaster strikes, you need a tried-and-tested plan in place, or you risk losing everything. Here are some of the steps needed to build a successful DR plan. By Sasha Malic, Head: Availability Services, ContinuitySA Get executive buy-in. A DR plan needs input from every section of the company, and requires significant resources (time, people and money) to do properly. Unless the senior leadership support the project, it will be hard to get the Read More
Having decided to go the managed DRaaS route, choosing the right service provider is obviously a critical step. By Sasha Malic, Head: Availability Services, ContinuitySA In my previous blog, I outlined the reasons why many organisations are opting not just for the DRaaS model, but to procure it as a managed service from a specialist business continuity company. The deciding factor? The domain expertise and experience a business continuity provider can provide. The provider of Read More