The History of ContinuitySA

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  • 1989

    1989 - 

    Allen Smith and Alan Heath start ICL Computer Standby Services to provide disaster recovery for ICL’s mainframes. ICL Computer Standby Services was a wholly owned subsidiary of ICL, a large chemicals company.

    The premises of ICL Computer Standby Services were in Growthpoint Park in Midrand.

  • 1994

    1994 - 

    Realising that there was a need for consulting services relating to disaster recovery, Smith and Heath launched a consultancy, Shadow Solutions. This company eventually became ContinuitySA.

  • 1997

    1997 - 

    Judging that the consultancy had grown as much as it could on its own, Smith and Heath sold Shadow Solutions to Siltek, a major IT services and distribution company.