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SunGard Availability Services shakes up its US consulting organization

SunGard Availability Services has announced the refocusing of its US consulting organization to improve the resilience of clients' operations. SunGard Consulting helps organizations build the most effective strategy for managing operational risk while ensuring availability through innovative business continuity strategies, enabling technologies such as cloud computing, and improving efficiencies through high-performing IT operating models.

The SunGard Consulting practice leverages a combination of proprietary and industry best practices and tools to better assess, prioritize and manage controls for operational risks. The practice utilizes SunGard's new proprietary Risk, Resilience and Recovery (R3) framework methodology and quantifiably measures risk by leveraging software tools.

SunGard has also established a partnership with The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute to use their Resilience Management Model CERT-RMM, a management model for operational resilience.

"We are pleased to welcome SunGard Availability Services as an SEI Partner, with a staff trained, and a practice built, around leveraging the RMM model," said Lisa Masciantonio, manager of the SEI Partner Network. "Our Partners are a valuable extension of the SEI, helping to meet the demand for SEI courses and services worldwide with a level of quality that matches the SEI's own."

"SunGard Consulting brings unmatched experience in the three pillars of operational resilience - business continuity/disaster recovery, security and IT operations," said Warren Zafrin, SunGard Availability Services, Service Lines and Solutions managing partner. "We can help customers measure their ability to control operational resilience, and determine how their organizations will perform under times of stress, disruption and changing risk environments. This can enable them to improve their compliance posture and lower operational risks."

The SunGard R3 Framework takes a holistic approach to operational risk management. It starts at the enterprise level to understand current maturity of the risk management posture, processes and tools of a client organization. The framework provides an organization with useful risk data and analytics to better measure and align operational risk programs across the enterprise and promotes integration with the business' broader operational framework.

www.sungard.com

•Date: 17th May 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Operational risk

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