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Report finds a significant increase in demand for business continuity solutions amongst small and medium sized businesses
Carbonite’s new ‘Business Continuity: A Growing Opportunity in a Digitalized World’ report claims that 67 percent of channel partners have seen an increase in demand for business continuity solutions.
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•Date: 12th March 2015 • US •Type: Article • Topic:: BC markets & companies

Survey finds increasing demand for disaster recovery solutions amongst US small and medium sized businesses
A survey of US-based managed service providers by Easy Office Phone has looked at the top trends in small to medium sized businesses (SMBs).
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•Date: 29th January 2015 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Business continuity markets

New business continuity facility opened in Mozambique
Global Continuity SA has expanded its geographical footprint beyond South Africa’s borders by opening a recovery facility in Mozambique’s capital and largest city, Maputo.
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•Date: 13th January 2015 • Africa •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

Disaster recovery as a service market report
Industry analysis, global trends and forecast 2014 – 2020.
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•Date: 18th November 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Sungard Availability Services to open new London workplace recovery centre
New facility expected to be operational in January 2015.
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•Date: 3rd November 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

Security concerns hold back the cloud recovery market
A new survey-based study conducted by IDG Research Services has looked at the cloud recovery market, amongst other areas.
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•Date: 6th October 2014 • N.America/World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

Business continuity veteran launches new BCM consultancy
Easy BCM: doing exactly what it says on the tin.
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•Date: 2nd October 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Neverfail sold to Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure's founder and CEO becomes the CEO of the Neverfail Group.
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•Date: 1st August 2014 • US/UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

Microsoft acquires business continuity company
Microsoft buys InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity.
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•Date: 15th July 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

BCI named ‘Most Respected Training Resource’ at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards
The Business Continuity Institute has been presented with a prestigious business award.
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•Date: 15th July 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

Internet Solutions acquires ContinuitySA
South Africa-based business continuity company gains new owners.
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•Date: 18th June 2014 • Africa •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

DRI International announces new Executive Director
DRI International has promoted Chloe Demrovsky to Executive Director, with overall responsibility for all operations and planning for the organization.
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•Date: 17th June 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

Phoenix IT announces new three year strategy
Strategy announcement made alongside annual results report.
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•Date: 10th June 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Gartner publishes Magic Quadrant for US Emergency/Mass Notification Services
Gartner has issued a new Magic Quadrant document which focuses on enterprise-level US Emergency/Mass Notification Services offerings, and ranks 11 of the most competitive vendors.
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•Date: 8th April 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Regester Larkin acquires Steelhenge
Crisis, issues and reputation management consultancy, Regester Larkin (RL) has announced that it is to acquire crisis management and business continuity specialist Steelhenge Consulting.
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•Date: 8th April 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

The Strohl name returns to the business continuity market
Strohl Systems was acquired by SunGard in 2008: now the Strohl name is back as FI Compliance Solutions changes its name to Strohl Risk Solutions.
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•Date: 4th April 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Sungard Availability Services goes it alone
Sungard Availability Services splits-off from SunGard Data Systems and is now an independent company.
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•Date: 1st April 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

Everbridge acquires Vocal
Everbridge, the emergency notification solutions provider, has acquired Vocal, one of its UK-based competitors.
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•Date: 17th March 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Datto launches ‘Business Continuity Built From the Ground Up’
Claims to be the first channel vendor to build a hardware and cloud solution specifically for the business continuity market.
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•Date: 5th March 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Quorum’s disaster recovery as a service solution attains PCI compliance certification
Credit card data kept secure throughout the cloud recovery process: not just during backup.
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•Date: 5th February 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Rentsys acquires IT-Lifeline
Compliance-driven, cloud-based vaulting, testing and recovery solutions to be added to Rentsys offerings.
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•Date: 17th January 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard announces major UK and European developments
SunGard Availability Services has announced a tranche of activities which have significantly increased the capabilities of its UK and European operations.
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•Date: 4th December 2013 • UK / Europe •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

New service from Phoenix allows organizations to outsource the complete business continuity process
Phoenix launches BC Managed Solution.
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•Date: 8th November 2013 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Neverfail wins Best of VMworld 2013 award
Gold Award for New Technology presented for Neverfail's new IT Continuity Architect solution.
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•Date: 29th August 2013 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Rentsys acquires EverGreen Data Continuity Inc.
Acquisition adds both business continuity planning software and professional consulting services to Rentsys’ current service and product offerings.
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•Date: 17th July 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Data protection and recovery software drives storage market growth
Storage software revenues increased 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2013, according to IDC.
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•Date: 11th June 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Phoenix IT Group results published
Phoenix IT Group releases Audited Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2013.
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•Date: 6th June 2013 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard Availability Services recognized for creative marketing campaigns
SunGard Availability Services has been recognized by Content2Converation and Marketo for its creative marketing campaign and innovative campaign distribution execution.
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•Date: 10th May 2013 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

‘Self-healing’ cloud technology receives $1 million investment
Breakthrough technology helps cloud and hosting service providers automatically cope with failures and spikes in traffic.
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•Date: 2nd May 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

Report claims that the recovery-as-a-service market will be worth $5.7 billion by 2018
Growth from $640.8 million in 2013.
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•Date: 13th March 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

xMatters acquires Bamboo mobile incident management smart phone application from Deloitte Australia
xMatters, inc., has announced the acquisition of Bamboo, a leading industry mobile incident management application.
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•Date: 14th Feb 2013 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard Availability Services gains ISO 27001 certification
SunGard Availability Services has announced that it has achieved the ISO 27001:2005 standard for its enterprise-grade shared private cloud environment and managed services offering.
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•Date: 14th Dec 2012 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets and companies

SunGard publishes third quarter 2012 results
Includes a $385 million non-cash write-down of goodwill in SunGard Availability Services.
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•Date: 1st Nov 2012 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

SunGard and Regus partnership creates global workplace recovery offering
Agreement allows SunGard to expand its Workplace Availability business to 550 cities worldwide
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•Date: 3rd Oct 2012 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

Strong growth in global purpose-built backup appliance market
Second quarter of 2012 sees year-on-year growth of 29.8 percent: IDC.
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•Date: 27th Sept 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets

Equinix offers new trading room business continuity services
Third Phase of London Data Center expansion offers 130 dedicated Business Continuity Trading Desks.
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•Date: 25th Sept 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Financial sector BC

Peak 10 enhances its Recovery Cloud service
Recovery Cloud now incorporates technologies that allow customers to securely replicate production systems to a multi-tenant environment, without changing their existing environment or underlying storage platform.
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•Date: 20th Sept 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

SunGard Availability Services expands Scottsdale Data Center
Arizona facility expanded due to increasing customer demand for colocation, managed services and recovery services.
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•Date: 12th Sept 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

New recovery facility options for South Yorkshire organizations
Onyx Group has officially opened its Yorkshire Data Centre, which includes 500 workplace recovery seats.
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•Date: 22nd June 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

DBSi opens new workspace recovery facility in Northeast US
New facility is located at the company’s state-of-the-art, 220,000 square foot data center facility at TekPark in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.
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•Date: 21st June 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

SunGard Availability Services wins at the Datacentre Awards
SunGard Availability Services has been recognised for its exceptional workplace recovery services after scooping the Most Sustainable Workplace Recovery Provider at the annual Datacentre Awards ceremony.
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•Date: 21st June 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies & markets

Avalution launches Catalyst business continuity software
New entry into the business continuity software market aims to make business continuity planning “easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size.”
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•Date: 1st June 2012 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC software

Phoenix IT Group posts disappointing results: finance director resigns
Phoenix IT Group, one of the UK’s largest business continuity services providers, saw its share price drop after the publication of its Audited Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2012.
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•Date: 29th May 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard Availability Services shakes up its US consulting organization
Operational resilience is now the main focus.
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•Date: 17th May 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Operational risk

Cobalt combines cloud and recovery center solutions to provide new business continuity service
500-seat Southern Nevada facility combined with cloud-based disaster recovery environment.
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•Date: 28th March 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

World’s first Recovery as a Service Platform patent issued
US Patent #8,135,838: ‘System and method for providing data and application continuity in a computer system.’
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•Date: 21st March 2012 • North America •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

Verizon enhances telecoms continuity solution
As the US storm season begins, Verizon has announced a new addition to its Mobile Satellite Solutions telecoms continuity service.
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•Date: 20th March 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

SunGard Availability Services to offer Workforce Continuity Services to Ontario businesses
Strategic partnership with NAV CANADA will allow SunGard to expand its footprint in Canada.
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•Date: 25th January 2012 • Canada •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

ICM to be rebranded as ‘Phoenix’
UK business continuity provider will be renamed and integrated with Phoenix IT Services.
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•Date: 10th January 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

Demand for dedicated workplace recovery in the UK increases rapidly
SunGard Availability Services sees demand for dedicated workplace recovery increase by 370 percent in the past year.
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•Date: 9th December 2011 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Business continuity markets

The growth of recovery-as-a-service
Gartner says 30 percent of midsize companies will use recovery-as-a-service by 2014.
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•Date: 8th November 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

Neverfail launches Virtual Availability Director
Helps provide a single console from where administrators can manage and maintain continuous availability for all their business critical applications.
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•Date: 13th October 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Access blocked to IBM business continuity facility due to accident
The access road to IBM’s Sterling Forest Business Continuity and Resiliency Center was closed yesterday (Monday Oct 3) due to an incident.

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•Date: 4th October 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

New report looks into business continuity trailblazing practices
Examines organizations that are leading the way in business continuity management.

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•Date: 7th September 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

SunGard launches ‘Dedicated Recover Anywhere’
Helps keep staff productive even when events prevent them getting to work.

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•Date: 2nd September 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

SunGard Availability Services launches Recover2Cloud
Cloud-based managed recovery offerings backed by contractual service levels.

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•Date: 31st August 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

Onyx strengthens business continuity offering
Onyx Group, a UK technology solutions provider, has bolstered its business continuity services after striking a new deal with MWB, the UK’s second largest provider of serviced office space.

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•Date: 19th August 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

Business Continuity Institute and Disaster Recovery Journal announce strategic alliance
Two of the business continuity profession's most influential organizations have agreed to work together.

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•Date: 26th July 2011 • Region: US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets

IBM launches SmartCloud for disaster recovery and data archiving
New cloud services extend backup, archiving and recovery services for critical data and applications.

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•Date: 21st June 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

ContinuitySA expands service offering with Immix acquisition
Will enable ContinuitySA to offer ‘Continuity as a Service.’

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•Date: 7th June 2011 • Region: Africa •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

eBRP expands global support network
Provides customers with 24/7 support across all time zones.

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•Date: 27th May 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

SunGard to get new chief executive officer
SunGard has announced that Russell Fradin will succeed Cristóbal Conde as SunGard’s chief executive officer on May 31, 2011.

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•Date: 19th May 2011 • Region: US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC companies

Servo and ICM Business Continuity Services complete merger
Servo and ICM Business Continuity Services have completed a merger which was announced at the end of 2010.
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•Date: 6th April 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

Continuity Insights sold
Advantage Business Media buys the Continuity Insights publishing and events portfolio.
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•Date: 6th April 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

Fund manager attacks Iron Mountain performance
Elliott Management sends letter to board of directors of Iron Mountain and proposes four new independent directors.

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•Date: 11th March 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

Violations cost US disaster recovery company $0.75 million
Beck Disaster Recovery has agreed to pay $754,578 in overtime back wages to 89 current and former temporary field supervisors.

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•Date: 10th March 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

SunGard releases results
SunGard has reported results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2010.

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•Date: 18th Feb 2011 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

ContinuitySA finalises R35 million buyout from Dialogue
The transaction that results in the Continuity Investment Trust and CoroCapital buying out the 51 percent interest in ContinuitySA from the Dialogue Group became effective as of 1st February 2011. Africa’s largest business continuity service provider, ContinuitySA now has CoroCapital holding 49 percent of its shares, with the Continuity Investment Trust, represented by the management and staff of ContinuitySA, increasing its holding to 51 percent of the company. www.continuitysa.com
•Date: 16th Feb 2011 • Region: Africa •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Recovery Point expands mainframe hot-site services
Purchases new IBM enterprise class mainframe.

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•Date: 15th Feb 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard Availability Services announces general availability of Enterprise Cloud Services in North America
SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services were previously available only as a controlled customer release.

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•Date: 4th Feb 2011 • Region: N.America •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

ClearView launches innovative Business Impact Analysis and Exercise Management modules
Expands business continuity management software offering
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•Date: 4th Feb 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC software

SunGard Availability Services retains BS 25999 certification
SunGard Availability Services has announced that it has retained its certification against BS 25999-2:2007, the British Standard for Business Continuity Management, across its UK operations. SunGard has duly demonstrated its ability to implement and maintain robust business continuity and information availability programmes throughout its fully-resilient technology centres, workplace recovery sites and internal processes. The re-certification is valid for three years. www.sungard.co.uk
•Date: 28th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Send Word Now offer 100 percent uptime guarantee
Send Word Now, the worldwide provider of emergency notification and incident management services, has announced that it is the first provider in the on-demand notification industry to offer a 100 percent uptime service level guarantee. More details (PDF).
•Date: 28th Jan 2011 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

New version of ICM Emergency Office 'will revolutionise the business continuity market'
Upgrade provides enhanced telephony options.

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•Date: 26th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC general

Vocal and COOP Systems announce integration partnership
US based business continuity management specialist COOP Systems and Vocal, a UK-based supplier of business continuity and emergency notification solutions, have announced the integration of Vocal’s iModus notification system as COOPs preferred provider of notification solutions in the UK. As well as the technological relationship, the two companies will also be collaborating on company strategies and industry best practise to share their respective knowledge and expertise on the UK, US and global business continuity and communication markets.
www.vocal.co.uk www.coop-systems.com

•Date: 26th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

NCS expands business continuity and disaster recovery center / centre in Singapore
Number of workarea recovery seats doubled to 1,400.

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•Date: 6th Jan 2011 • Region: SE Asia•Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

Ongoing Operations acquires Teneros
Ongoing Operations, a provider of business continuity and disaster recovery services to hundreds of financial institutions, has acquired Teneros, the provider of a high availability and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Exchange. Clients currently using the Teneros solution can continue to utilize the existing 1-88-Teneros-1 support line or contact Ongoing Operations directly with their support needs. http://www.ongoingoperations.com/
•Date: 22nd Dec 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SunGard Availability Services expands its London Technology Centre
Move is in response to increased demand for managed hosting and cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions.

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•Date: 15th Dec 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

eBRP and Everbridge agree partnership
Everbridge has announced that eBRP has become an official Everbridge Technology Partner. This relationship enables eBRP to resell Everbridge's notification solutions as part of an integrated enterprise risk management offering for Fortune 500 clients. www.everbridge.com www.ebrp.net
•Date: 10th Dec 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Continuity Centers achieves SAS70 compliance for its disaster recovery services and data center
Continuity Centers has successfully completed a comprehensive Type II SAS70 audit of all their disaster recovery services as well as their data center in Woodbury, NY. SAS70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70), Service Organizations, is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A service auditor's examination performed in accordance with SAS70 represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and activities, in areas such as physical security, environmental security, information security, data communications, data replication, backup and the recovery process. www.ContinuityCenters.com
•Date: 7th Dec 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

PlanB Consulting awarded BS25999 certification
Kim and Charlie Maclean-Bristol, directors of PlanB Consulting were awarded their BS25999 Certificate by Gordon Stewart of the British Standards Institute at the Resilient Scotland Conference in Edinburgh on 22 November 2010. PlanB Consulting is the first business continuity consultancy in Scotland to achieve certification to BS25999. http://www.planbconsulting.co.uk/
•Date: 7th Dec 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

‘Largest disaster recovery data centre’ in Asia opened
China Daily has reported that the 1.6 billion yuan (S$314 million) Chengdu Wanguo Data Centre, the largest disaster recovery data centre in Asia, has been formally launched in the west zone of Chengdu High-tech Zone in Sichuan province.
•Date: 7th Dec 2010 • Region: SE Asia •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

ICM explains Servo merger decision
There is a clear shift in the market towards resilience and the ICM-Servo merger will help Phoenix Group respond to this trend.

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•Date: 3rd Dec 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets and companies

COMPUTERLINKS announces business continuity service plans for the channel as Avanti Communications launches new European satellite
COMPUTERLINKS has announced plans to provide a suite of business Internet continuity services for the channel in Q1 2011. The services will be delivered using Avanti Communication’s HYLAS 1 satellite, which was launched into space on Friday 26th November. HYLAS 1 is the first predominantly Ka-band satellite to give coverage to key European markets. The ALVEA Business Internet Continuity service will be available to UK resellers from February 2011, exclusively through COMPUTERLINKS as part of its ALVEA Channelled Services portfolio. The service will enable the channel to deliver solutions designed to eliminate the loss of revenues and productivity caused by a failure in Internet connectivity. www.avanti.com
•Date: 1st Dec 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

ICM’s Interim Results for the six months ended 30 September 2010
Phoenix IT Group plc, the UK IT services company and parent company of ICM Continuous Business, has published its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2010. Group revenues increased by 13.4 percent to £138.4m (2009: £122.0m) and underlying operating profit remained stable at £17.3m (2009: £17.4m). Phoenix IT also announced that its ICM Continuous Business and Servo Divisions will merge from 1 April 2011.
•Date: 1st Dec 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

The Bunker recognised with Technology Innovation Award
The Bunker, UK provider of ultra secure data centre and managed services, has pleased to announce it has won the prestigious Technology Innovation Award, at the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 annual dinner. The Tech Track 100 award for technology innovation, sponsored by Microsoft, was presented by the UK business and marketing officer for Microsoft, Scott Dodds, to chief operating officer, Simon Neal, and Chief Technical Officer, Paul Lightfoot of The Bunker. www.fasttrack.co.uk www.thebunker.net
•Date: 24th Nov 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Neverfail launches Managed Cloud Hosting Partner Program
Neverfail has announced its new Managed Cloud Hosting Partner Program, a major expansion of its existing Neverfail Partner Program. The new program offers the following benefits:
* ‘Fast start’ induction process: Comprehensive package to get managed services up and running quickly.
* Online sales and technical training: Remote staff training accreditation.
* Onsite pre-sales and support training: On-premise training eliminates the needs to be away from the office or the field.
* New revenue streams: Flexible licensing options with attractive volume discounts, and a solid and highly profitable annuity revenue model. http://www.neverfailgroup.com/default/partners.html

•Date: 24th Nov 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Onyx opens new Glasgow workplace recovery centre
60-seat centre is just off the M8 and very close to Glasgow airport.

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•Date: 19th Nov 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

eBRP and MIR3 partner to add notification to business continuity management solutions
MIR3 has announced that eBRP has become a referral partner, promoting inEnterprise Intelligent Notification technology as part of the eBRP Suite's BCM software solution. The addition of MIR3's notification capabilities to the feature-rich BCM solution from eBRP will simplify the adoption and integration of eBRP Suite for prospects and customers, giving them all the benefits of inEnterprise from within their existing business continuity solution. It will also strengthen eBRP's position as a single-solution vendor delivering a complete suite of BCM tools in a single, integrated package. www.mir3.com www.ebrp.net
•Date: 17th Nov 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Neverfail wins ‘Infrastructure Innovation of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards
Neverfail has been awarded the UK IT Industry Award for the Neverfail 6.2 Continuous Availability Suite in the category of ‘Infrastructure Innovation of the Year.’ Neverfail was lauded for its combination of class-leading replication technology which is integrated with application monitoring and automated failover to deliver continuous availability for business-critical applications. The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards provide a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. In total, the Awards feature 24 categories which cover: project, organisation, technology and individual excellence. The categories are open to organizations and individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors. www.neverfailgroup.com
•Date: 17th Nov 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

ContinuitySA confirms change of major shareholder
ContinuitySA has confirmed reports that Dialogue is selling its 51 percent holding in the company.

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•Date: 16th Nov 2010 • Region: Africa •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

SunGard Availability Services launches blog series
SunGard Availability Services has recently launched a blog series aimed at advancing industry conversations on how to improve business and IT availability.

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•Date: 12th Nov 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Linus wins Business3000 Exporter of the Year award
Linus Information Security Solutions has won the Australian Business3000 Innovation Series 2010 award for Exporter of the Year. Linus developed Linus Revive business continuity management software, which is sold in Australia and exported from its Southbank office in Melbourne through a worldwide Partner Network in the UK, USA, SE Asia, Central America, Africa and Pacific Region. www.linusrevive.com
•Date: 12th Nov 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Dialogue sells out of ContinuitySA
ITWeb has reported that Dialogue Group Holdings is selling its majority stake in ContinuitySA, after receiving an unsolicited bid for the unit.
The company told shareholders yesterday that it was selling its 51 percent stake in the business continuity company to CoroCapital, for R35 million. Read the story.

•Date: 29th Oct 2010 • Region: Africa •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard announces third quarter 2010 results
SunGard has reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. For the quarter, revenue was $1.24 billion, down 7 percent year over year. Adjusted EBITDA was $338 million, down 10 percent, and adjusted income from operations was $251 million, down 16 percent. Availability Services revenue decreased 5 percent to $366 million in the third quarter. More details.
•Date: 29th Oct 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Iron Mountain reports third quarter 2010 results
Iron Mountain has reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The company announced revenue growth of 2 percent compared to the third quarter of 2009. The Company reported an operating loss of $84 million for the quarter. More details.
•Date: 29th Oct 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Agility and Florida Business Continuity Center agree partnership
The Florida Business Continuity Center and Agility Recovery Solutions have announced a partnership to deliver a turnkey, comprehensive business continuity solution to customers across North America. “Our partnership with Agility benefits FBCC’s users by providing additional workspace seats as needed,” commented Carl J. Strang III, president of FBCC owner, 6/10 Corporation. “Our technology park’s configuration allows for convenient location of Agility’s ReadySuite mobile units contiguously with FBCC.”www.fbccdr.com
•Date: 27th Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets & companies

ICM completes multi-million pound VoIP system roll-out
7,500 end points across 18 UK recovery centres.
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•Date: 15th Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

RES-Q expands disaster recovery services across Atlanta Metro Area
Local firm expands presence with new disaster recovery testing options.
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•Date: 15th Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

SteelEye Technology becomes SIOS Technology Corp.
SteelEye Technology has announced that it has transitioned into the new SIOS Technology Corp., a company committed to providing cloud computing, data center management and business continuity solutions to the enterprise. The transition formally took place Oct. 1.SIOS Technology Corp. will continue offering its LifeKeeper and DataKeeper business continuity solutions under the SteelEye brand. http://us.sios.com
•Date: 6th October 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Terenine Technology Solutions becomes the First Tier III Design Certified Data Center in Tennessee
Terenine Technology Solutions, a Chattanooga-based company, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Tier III Design Certification’ from the Uptime Institute for the Terevault data center located at the Riverside Drive campus. This is the first data center in Tennessee to achieve this certification. "Our clients entrust their entire business to our data centers and it is mission critical that they operate undisrupted around the clock. That's why we chose to become Tier III certified by the Uptime Institute. Their certification program is the international standard for evaluating data center infrastructure performance," said John Shelley, Vice President of Managed Services. www.terenine.com
•Date: 6th October 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SunGard Availability Services expands data center facilities at Carlstadt campus
Increasing customer demand for colocation and managed services.
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•Date: 30th Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

New business recovery and review service launched by ContinuitySA
ContinuitySA has launched a new service to assist South African corporations in ensuring that their business continuity and disaster recovery plans are practical, effective and compliant. The new Recovery Coordination and Review Service assists clients in coordination and testing of their business continuity management plans with review of the plans and process, according to international best practices to ensure the required outcomes are achieved. www.continuitysa.com

•Date: 29th Sept 2010 • Region: Africa •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Business continuity service for transaction printers launched in US
InfoPrint Solutions Company, a Ricoh company, has announced the launch of its Business Continuity Services for transaction printers, an extension of its Automated Document Factory workflow offerings and professional services. Facing unique continuity requirements, transaction printers in the financial, healthcare, insurance, utility, telco and government markets can now enable robust disaster recovery options in compliance with their business requirements. Read press release.
•Date: 29th Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Avalution wins HISPI training contract
The Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI), has named Avalution Consulting as the exclusive trainer to deliver its two and five-day BCI Good Practices Guidelines introduction and certification preparatory training. Read press release.

•Date: 29th Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

UK Business Continuity Limited offers 30 new recovery locations
Partnership with I2Office and Evans EasySpace results in roll-out of new recovery options.
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•Date: 17th Sept 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

Avalution Consulting and Recovery Point announce partnership
Avalution Consulting has announced a strategic partnership with Recovery Point. Through this partnership, Avalution will provide business continuity consulting and software solutions to Recovery Point clients to help reduce the likelihood of an event, or limit the impact should an event occur. In turn, Avalution's clients will have direct access to Recovery Point's experts for the implementation of their organization's recovery services, including hot site, cold site and work area recovery; off-site data storage and transportation; electronic data vaulting, and secure hosting. Together, clients of both firms will be provided with solutions that address all aspects of business continuity: prevention and response. www.avalution.com www.recoverypoint.com
•Date: 14th Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Infrastructure-as-a-Service adoption growing: Yankee Group survey
While adoption is still much slower than that of SaaS solutions, the market is gaining traction.
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•Date: 8th Sept 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Commission approves acquisition of Chloride by Emerson
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Chloride, a UK-based electrical equipment supplier, by the US company Emerson. The Commission concluded that the acquisition would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it. The companies' activities overlap in the production and sale of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products and related after-sales services. Read the EU notice in full.

•Date: 26th August 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

DSM wins State of Florida IT disaster recovery contract
The State of Florida has announced that it has awarded DSM Technology Consultants the state contract for disaster recovery services. DSM will provide state, county and local agencies/entities with a broader, more flexible and cost effective range of disaster recovery services. DSM has one of the largest and safest data center networks in the state of Florida as well as a network of in-state business continuity facilities (500+ seats). www.dsm.net
•Date: 20th August 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Microsoft targets the business continuity market
Microsoft Services’s enhanced Premier Mission Critical aims to help businesses manage mission-critical solutions.
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•Date: 18th August 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

ICM announces large contract
In a statement by parent company Phoenix IT Group plc, it was revealed that ICM has signed a five year extension to its largest business continuity contract. This contract, which was due to expire on 31 March 2011, has been extended until March 2016 with an annual contract value of £3.44m, which will add £17m to the order book.
•Date: 18th August 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SunGard announces second quarter 2010 results
SunGard has reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. For the quarter, revenue was $1.30 billion, down 5 percent year over year, and income from operations was $126 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $354 million, down 1 percent year over year, and adjusted income from operations was $269 million, down 3 percent year over year. Availability Services revenue decreased 3 percent year over year to $365 million in the second quarter. Read the full results announcement.

•Date: 6th August 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Omnitech aims to launch four more recovery centres in the next three years
India Infoline has reported that Omnitech InfoSolutions Ltd is planning to launch four recovery centres (Disaster Recovery Management Sites) in India. The regions identified include Bangalore, Chennai, NCR and Pune.
•Date: 6th August 2010 • Region: Asia •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Axcient secures $9M in second round of funding
Axcient, Inc., a provider of comprehensive data backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery services for managed service providers and their small and mid-sized business customers, has announced that it has completed its Series B funding of $9 million. More details.
•Date: 4th August 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Cloud Industry Forum completes public consultation on new Code of Practice
A new framework document has been published which provides information and planning assumptions to inform and encourage contingency planning in England.
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•Date: 3rd August 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Iron Mountain reports second quarter 2010 financial results
* Company delivers strong financial performance highlighted by an 8 percent increase in Adjusted OIBDA; Reported revenue growth is 5 percent for the quarter;
* Second quarter Adjusted EPS increases 13 percent to $0.28 per diluted share compared to Q2/2009; reported earnings are $0.20 per diluted share;
* Company maintains full year 2010 profit growth outlook; adjusts revenue outlook to reflect foreign currency rate changes and consistent internal growth trends.
Read the results.

•Date: 30th July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets & companies

Vocal wins Emergency Planning Society’s ‘Most Innovative Product of the Year’
Award goes to CaptureCall.
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•Date: 28th July 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets & companies

SIOS expanding global enterprise market presence
SIOS Technology Group has announced that it will globally expand its business of assisting large enterprises in adopting cloud computing technology, leveraging its previous success in serving the data centers of Fortune 1000 enterprises based in Japan. To drive the strategy, SIOS will significantly expand its operations based out of Silicon Valley, creating a SIOS Technology Corp. division focused on global cloud computing opportunities. This division will include SIOS’ SteelEye Technology Inc. subsidiary, a leader in providing business continuity solutions to the enterprise data center, as part of a single operation. The company will complete the transition of SteelEye into SIOS Technology Corp. by Oct. 1, 2010. www.steeleye.com/sios
•Date: 28th July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

VMware launches new volume purchasing program
VMware has announced a new VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP). VMware VPP is designed to provide customers worldwide with consistent, accumulative software license discounting through an easy-to-use, tier-based points system. The program helps maximize the value derived from volume purchases of VMware software licenses, including significant cost savings on VMware solutions and increased budget predictability for future purchases. VPP is offered to customers through authorized VMware partners. www.vmware.com
•Date: 28th July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Double-Take Software stockholders approve Vision Solutions merger agreement
The company's stockholders will receive $10.55 in cash for each share of Double-Take Software common stock they hold.
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•Date: 23rd July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

IBM and the Texas Department of Information Resources in dispute over backup & recovery, security and disaster recovery, amongst other areas
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has issued a ‘Notice to Cure’ in response to a series of alleged contractual failures by IBM, the primary vendor for the state’s data center services program. The Notice to Cure asserts that IBM is in breach of its seven year service contract signed with the state in 2006 for $863 million dollars. The notice highlights ‘material breaches’ of the data center services contract in the areas of consolidation, backup and recovery, security, disaster recovery, service level attainment, and staffing, and multiple other breaches that ‘collectively constitute an additional material breach’. Read the Notice to Cure and DIR press release.
•Date: 21st July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

New CharTec offering allows managed service providers to deploy backup and disaster recovery as a service
CharTec has launched a custom-built business continuity solution that allows managed service providers to deploy backup and disaster recovery as a service. The CharTec BDR (Backup Disaster Recovery) appliance is an Intel based server solution that provides backup, disaster recovery, and replication of virtual images to the cloud with nightly self testing to make sure the backups are successful. The unit is backed by 24x7 US-based help desk support. There are no upfront costs, which enables any MSP to begin earning revenue immediately. Read press release.
•Date: 21st July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Omnitech to set up recovery facilities in NCR, Bangalore
Omnitech Infosolutions is planning to make a Rs 25 crore investment to set up two more recovery facilities (termed Disaster Recovery Business Continuity (DRBC) centres by the company) by the end of next year . One of the new facilities will be in the NCR and the other in Bangalore. The company currently has two facilities at Hyderabad and Navi Mumbai. http://www.omnitechindia.com/
•Date: 21st July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

GFI Software acquires Sunbelt Software
GFI Software, a provider of software infrastructure products for small and medium-sized enterprises, has announced that it has acquired Sunbelt Software and specifically its VIPRE product suite. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow GFI to merge VIPRE technology into GFI’s email security and web security solutions group, and will provide GFI with new security products consisting of world-class and innovative technology. The assets of Sunbelt’s software distribution business, started over 16 years ago and separate from the technology side of the company, will be divested into a separate entity and the company is exploring other strategic partnerships.
http://www.gfi.com
http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com

•Date: 14th July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

CAPS Shelton CT data center and work recovery facility successfully completes SAS 70 Type II 2010 audit
Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc., has announced the successful completion of its 2010 service auditor’s review, commonly known as a SAS 70 audit, of its general controls supporting the remote backup and recovery hosting solutions. The 2010 SAS 70 Type II audit is part of an ongoing audit agreement, begun in 2009 with its service auditor, guaranteeing that CAPS secure Shelton, Connecticut facility will undergo an annual Type II audit. The CAPS Shelton CT SAS 70 Type II data center serves the northeast states forming the Boston-New York metro business corridor. CAPS supports clients, from SMB to large enterprises, with colocation, managed services, data backup, workstation facilities, failover and notification communication systems, mobile disaster recovery and DR / BC services. www.capsbrs.com
•Date: 9th July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

Compushare enhances Critical Systems Recovery solution
New Chicago data center will allow Compushare to offer a highly available redundant computing environment.
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•Date: 8th July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets & companies

CA ARCserve Backup r15 wins Backup Software Application of the Year at The Storage Awards 2010
CA Technologies has announced that that the readers of Storage Magazine named CA ARCserve® Backup r15 as ‘Backup Software Application of the Year’. Now in their seventh year, the Storage Awards recognize the most outstanding products, services and people in the storage industry. More than 25,000 votes were cast in determining the winners of the awards. www.arcserve.com.
•Date: 7th July 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Double-Take Software named 2010 Support Department of the Year by The American Business Awards
Double-Take Software has received the 8th Annual American Business Awards' Stevie Award as the 2010 Support Department of the Year. The Stevie Award was presented on June 21, 2010 and recognizes the company's dedication to providing its customers with outstanding support and customer service. More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the finalists and Stevie Award winners. www.doubletake.com
•Date: 2nd July 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

AT&T wins Frost & Sullivan 2010 Product Leadership of the Year Award for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services North America
Award is based on Frost & Sullivan's recent research of CSP BC/DR strategies and portfolios.
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•Date: 24th June 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets & companies

New CEO for SunGard Availability Services
Andrew Stern appointed as chief executive officer.

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•Date: 10th June 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Phoenix IT Group plc: audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2010
Phoenix IT Group plc, parent company of ICM, the UK-based business continuity company, has announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2010. Group revenues decreased by 2.9 percent to £245.8m and underlying profit before tax increased by 4.2 percent to £29.5m. ICM’s revenue increased by 3.7 percent to £53.1m, with underlying profit from operations up 2.1 percent at £13.3m. More details.

•Date: 9th June 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SteelEye grows UK presence, expands business continuity sales efforts with new partners
SteelEye Technology has added two new reseller partners to expand its sales and customer support efforts in the United Kingdom, broadening SteelEye’s reach into that market. Now working with SteelEye are LETN Solutions, a Reading-based provider of infrastructure managed support, cloud services application hosting and infrastructure hosting; and 360is Ltd., a provider of information security, virtualization services and project management with offices in London and Cambridge. www.steeleye.com
•Date: 3rd June 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC companies

UK print and mail disaster recovery provider expands capacity
Northampton-based Business Continuity purchases new printers to allow 50 percent more output.

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•Date: 26th May 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC companies

SunGard Availability Services completes UK PC refresh
‘Biggest ever’ refresh is SunGard’s fourth in ten years.

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•Date: 19th May 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

BELFOR opens Latin American headquarters
BELFOR has announced the opening of its Santiago, Chile, office, which will function as the company's Latin American headquarters. In the time since the devastating earthquake that rocked the coastal nation in March, BELFOR has coordinated operations through the Santiago office, assisting several businesses with the repair of their facilities for resumed operations. "The Santiago office will function as a strategic base of operations, facilitating immediacy of response throughout Latin America," said Kirk Lively, BELFOR director of strategic operations. www.belfor.com
•Date: 19th May 2010 • Region:S.America •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Double-Take Software to be acquired by Vision Solutions in $242 million deal
Stockholders to receive $10.55 per share in cash.

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•Date: 18th May 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

The 2010 Business Continuity Awards
CIR Magazine has announced the winners of its annual Business Continuity Awards.

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- Hat-trick for SunGard
- ICM’s Emergency Office is Most Innovative Solution
•Date: 13th-14th May 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC general

BOWE BELL + HOWELL Business Continuity Production Services achieves SAS 70 certification for all Mail Processing Centers
BOWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH) has announced that it has been awarded SAS 70 Type II Certification. The widely recognized SAS 70 Audit confirms that a service organization has had its control objectives and control activities examined and certified by an independent accounting and auditing firm. The examination conducted at BBH included not only operational process controls, but also security and information technology processes at Business Continuity Production Services facilities in Bethlehem, Pa. and Wheeling, Ill. www.bowebellhowell.com
•Date: 14th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Storage replication service from SunGard Availability Services offered through EMC Select program
SunGard Availability Services’ Storage Replication Service will be available starting June 2010 through EMC Select, a program which helps customers easily acquire components that comprise an information infrastructure. SunGard’s Storage Replication Service leverages EMC RecoverPoint/SE technology and SunGard’s AdvancedRecovery services to help organizations recover quickly and cost effectively following an unplanned event. http://www.sungardservices.com/SG329

•Date: 14th May 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

‘ETERNUS for Business Continuity’
Fujitsu has launched its latest channel promotion for its ETERNUS disk storage system to support clients' need for robust and cost-effective business continuity solutions. On sale through December 31, 2010, a special bundle of hardware and software is available globally excluding Japan at a very attractive price point, allowing channel partners to offer competitive deals to their small- and medium-sized business customers. Under the slogan ‘ETERNUS for Business Continuity,’ this promotion ‘was created to support channel partners in times when the economy is heading for an upturn again and companies are ready to make necessary investments’. http://www.fujitsu.com/eternus/
•Date: 12th May 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Restart refresh
Manx business continuity provider, Restart, has completed a desktop PC refresh at its disaster recovery premises. All desks at the facility are now equipped with the latest specification HP Core 2 Duo PCs and TFT monitors. A proportion of the desks also include dual TFT monitors to offer flexibility to meet customer requirements.
http://www.skanco.co.uk/

•Date: 12th May 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Steelhenge to showcase museum business continuity planning services at Museum and Heritage Show
Having completed an extensive business continuity project for the UK Natural History Museum, including crisis management training and scenario-based exercises, Steelhenge will be exhibiting at the Museum and Heritage Show at Earls Court, 12th & 13th May. Read press release.
•Date: 12th May 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

The UK gets a ‘DisasterNet’
Recently launched company provides a subscription based service, giving clients round the clock availability to receive disaster mitigation services.

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•Date: 7th May 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Recovery Point upgrades private fiber network to optical
Recovery Point claims that its carrier-neutral, DWDM private cloud network is unique among US hosting and disaster recovery providers.

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•Date: 7th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

SunGard announces first quarter 2010 results
SunGard has reported that revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $1.25 billion, down 6 percent from 2009. Adjusted EBITDA was $297 million, down 9 percent from 2009. Adjusted income from operations was $217 million, down 10 percent from 2009. Excluding the results of one of its trading systems businesses revenue was up 3 percent and adjusted income from operations was down 3 percent. Income from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $74 million, down 26 percent from 2009. Availability Services' revenue decreased $1 million to $369 million for the quarter. Organic revenue decreased 3 percent in the quarter. Read the results.
•Date: 7th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

New workforce continuity facility opens in Washington
New SunGard Availability Services recovery facility on Federal Way.

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•Date: 6th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

ContinuitySA provides more Cape Town recovery space
ContinuitySA is to expand its business continuity service capability in Cape Town with the addition of another 6,000 square metres of workarea / office recovery space available in the Somerset West area.

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•Date: 6th May 2010 • Region: Africa •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

Equinix completes $683.4m acquisition of Switch and Data
Equinix, Inc., has announced completion of its acquisition of Switch and Data Facilities Company, Inc. in a transaction valued at $683.4 million and comprised of a cash payment of approximately $134.0 million and the issuance of approximately 5.5 million shares of Equinix common stock valued at $549.4 million based on the closing price of Equinix common stock as of April 30, 2010. The transaction strengthens Equinix’s position in the global data center / centre services market by extending the company’s presence to 16 new metropolitan areas across North America and by expanding the company’s regional data centre footprint from six to 22 metropolitan areas, providing expansion opportunities for Equinix’s growing global base of customers. www.equinix.com
•Date: 5th May 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SunGard Availability Services showcases new Sacramento Data Center
There will be an open house on Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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•Date: 5th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL awarded patent for disaster recovery solutions
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL has announced that it has been awarded a patent for using electronic means for delivering billing and statement information in the event that a disaster affects a mailer’s traditional mail delivery capabilities. The patent also includes notifying customers via one or many options including phone, e-mail and company websites of the availability of secure electronic information. www.bowebellhowell.com
•Date: 28th April 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SteelEye expands business continuity sales efforts with new appointments
SteelEye Technology, Inc., a provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for multi-vendor IT infrastructures, has announced the hiring of two senior executives to expand its global sales efforts. Scott Armour has joined SteelEye as executive vice president, worldwide sales, supervising all global field activities for the company. David Feltham became director of EMEA sales for SteelEye, overseeing management of direct sales efforts and sales activities conducted through the company’s resellers in Europe. Armour will be based at SteelEye’s new corporate headquarters in San Mateo, Calif., and Feltham is located in Roydon, northeast of London, in the United Kingdom. www.steeleye.com
•Date: 14th April 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Rentsys Recovery relocates a portion of its Mobile Recovery Center fleet to California Bay Area
The MRC units are located on the premises of Herakles, a data center company, as part of a new partnership agreement.

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•Date: 7th April 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: Recovery facilities

Phoenix IT Group issues period-end trading update
Phoenix IT Group plc, the UK IT Services company which is the parent company for ICM, the UK-based business continuity company, has published an update on trading for the year to 31 March 2010 which confirms that trading and cash generation for the year to 31 March 2010 are in line with the board's expectations. The Group will announce its preliminary results for the year to 31 March 2010 on 7 June 2010.
•Date: 7th April 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Onyx Group crowned ‘Tees Valley Company of the Year’
Onyx Group has been named as the Tees Valley Company of the Year in North East England's biggest business awards. Neil Stephenson, managing director of Onyx Group, said the award came after an “amazing” and “special” year for the company. http://www.onyx.net/
•Date: 7th April 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Everbridge selected by CityCenter for emergency notification
Everbridge has announced that CityCenter, an 18-million-square foot, $8.5 billion gaming, entertainment, retail, hotel, and resort destination that opened in December 2009, has implemented the Everbridge Aware emergency notification system to ensure critical communications during unforeseen business disruptions. CityCenter uses the Everbridge system to communicate with operations and security personnel and keep them informed during unexpected incidents, including network interruptions, power outages and other facilities-related events. http://www.everbridge.com/
•Date: 7th April 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Epiphany makes special offer on risk management software
Company is offering an extensive 12 month free trial of the 2010 Edition of ‘Risk Network’ to UK organizations.

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•Date: 25th March 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

SunGard’s 2009 results
SunGard has reported that revenue for the full-year 2009 was $5.51 billion, down 2 percent from 2008. Adjusted EBITDA was $1.50 billion, down 7 percent from 2008. SunGard reported a loss from operations of $576 million for the full-year 2009, compared to income from operations of $470 million for the full-year 2008. The reported loss from operations in 2009 includes a noncash write-down of goodwill in SunGard’s Availability Services business of $1.13 billion. Read the full results.
•Date: 22nd March 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Adam Continuity achieves certification to BS 25999
UK- based business continuity supplier Adam Continuity has announced that it has achieved certification to BS 25999.

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•Date: 12th March 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

SunGard acquires Hosting 365
Ireland-based company will expand SunGard’s European footprint.

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•Date: 12th March 2010 • Region: W.Europe •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

ABI Research estimates business continuity and data disaster recovery market growth
Expects the above global market to grow from $24.3 billion in 2009 to more than $39 billion in 2015.

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•Date: 10th March 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

Iron Mountain appoints Hasbro chairman to its board
Iron Mountain has announced that Alfred J. Verrecchia, chairman of the board of Hasbro Inc., has joined its board of directors. Verrecchia became Iron Mountain’s 11th director at the company’s regular March meeting. www.ironmountain.com
•Date: 5th Mar 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Deloitte acquires Simulstrat
Acquisition from King’s College London will bolster Deloitte’s Resilience and Testing practice.

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•Date: 26th Feb 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets and companies

Iron Mountain announces $150 million share repurchase program
Iron Mountain’s board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $150 million in repurchases of the company's common stock. This represents approximately 3 percent of the outstanding common stock based on the closing price on February 19, 2010. In addition, the company announced that its board of directors adopted a new dividend policy under which the company intends to pay quarterly cash dividends on Iron Mountain common stock. The first quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share, representing a planned annual dividend payout of $0.25 per share, will be payable on April 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on March 25, 2010. The cash dividend is the first in the Company's history. Iron Mountain has also released its fourth quarter 2009 financial results this week, which show strong Adjusted OIBDA growth of 14 percent.
•Date: 26th Feb 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets and companies

COOP Systems and MIR3 announce strategic reseller relationship
COOP Systems has announced a new reseller agreement with MIR3, to integrate MIR3's inEnterprise Intelligent Notification and Response platform into COOP Systems' myCOOP business continuity management software. This integration will allow the companies' mutual customers to access the MIR3's inEnterprise intelligent notification and response software and initiate any necessary communication without ever leaving the myCOOP system. Read press release.
•Date: 23rd Feb 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

Iron Mountain acquires Mimosa Systems
Iron Mountain has announced that it has acquired Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mimosa Systems, Inc., a leader in enterprise-class content archiving solutions, for approximately $112 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments. The deal provides Iron Mountain with an integrated archive for email, SharePoint data and files, and gives the company an on-premises archiving option to complement its existing cloud-based archives. Read press release.
•Date: 23rd Feb 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

RecoveryPlanner receives US Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award
RecoveryPlanner has announced its acceptance of the US Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award. This award is presented to companies that have successfully entered the international marketplace. The RecoveryPlanner RPX product is built as a web-based application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) or offered as a site license. The product has been designed from concept to easily accommodate international languages. International customers with web access simply access a secure website, log in and utilize the RPX product. Utilizing a network of partnerships that include resellers and consultants, RecoveryPlanner provides its global customers with knowledge of regulatory guidelines as well as direct technical support. RecoveryPlanner partners help adapt the offering to needs of its international customers while providing world-class product support. www.recoveryplanner.com

•Date: 23rd Feb 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

SunGard Availability Services' CEO resigns
Eric Berg leaves SunGard.

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•Date: 10th Feb 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets

ICM and BT in voice continuity agreement
Highly resilient IP-based telephony system being rolled out across 7,500 end points and 14 business continuity centres.

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•Date: 5th Feb 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: Telecoms continuity

New Northern California data center for SunGard Availability Services
69,000 square foot facility will support managed IT services, disaster recovery and business continuity services.

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•Date: 27th Jan 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

MarquisNet and Colo5 in disaster-recovery services joint-operating agreement
Las Vegas-based MarquisNet LLC, a provider of next-generation co-location and disaster-recovery services in Nevada and California, has announced a joint-operating agreement with Colo5, one of Florida's largest independent data center operators. Enterprise clients of the two companies can now enjoy protection and peace of mind by having the option of redundant data and business continuity centers in three major US metropolitan locations coast-to-coast. Under the agreement, MarquisNet and Colo5 will jointly support clients of both companies that want to protect and secure their mission-critical equipment in more than one data center. Together, the two companies have state-of-the-art co-location centers in Las Vegas, Southern California, and Jacksonville, Fla. Colo5 clients now can access MarquisNet's end-user disaster recovery solutions, which include co-location hot and warm sites, voice and data connectivity, and professional services to aid with disaster recovery. MarquisNet's customers can receive the same services and support in Colo5's state-of-the-art Florida data center. www.marquisnet.com
•Date: 27th Jan 2010 • Region: US •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets & companies

HP creates IT risk, availability and security services portfolio
HP is integrating a wide variety of services from across the company into a unified HP Security, Compliance and Continuity Services portfolio.

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•Date: 26th Jan 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: BC markets & companies

SunGard gets new chief financial officer
SunGard has announced that from January 1 2010 Robert Woods has been its new chief financial officer. Mr. Woods succeeds Michael Ruane who remains with SunGard as chief financial officer of its Availability Services business. Most recently, Mr. Woods, age 54, was chief financial officer of IKON Office Solutions. www.sungard.com
•Date: 4th Jan 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing •Topic: BC markets

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