Assurant assessed several vendors that could provide alternative workspace. Sungard Availability Services stood out with regional brick-and-mortar recovery sites near Assurant's larger offices nation-wide, says Santita Hyman, Assurant's Business Continuity Director. The ability to deploy self-contained mobile recovery units to the more remote offices also enhanced the offering.
"Sungard AS was willing to work with us on our requirements and our seating needs, allowing us to mix and match their services to meet our cost and flexibility requirements," Hyman says. Assurant has offices worldwide, with 18 locations under contract with Sungard AS in the U.S. and Canada.