Press Release

Sungard Availability Services Celebrates Success at the 2017 Business Continuity Awards

London, United Kingdom: 12th June 2017 – Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces two wins at this year’s Business Continuity (BC) Awards in the categories of ‘Contribution to Continuity and Resilience’ and ‘Resilience in Infrastructure and IT Service Delivery’. The awards – now in their 19th year – recognise innovation and strategic prowess in the BC, security, resilience and risk industry.

Best Contribution to Resilience and Continuity

Sungard AS secured its first award, ‘Best Contribution to Resilience and Continuity’, for its two-pronged commitment to promoting awareness and understanding amongst industry users as well as ensuring the company’s people, processes and technologies are aligned to enable customers to wrest back certainty in an uncertain world. Sungard AS helps professionals, business leaders and IT decision markers grapple with the demands of bi-modal Hybrid IT environments, as well as helping to ensure organisational resilience, competitiveness and availability.

Resilience in Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery

We are also thrilled to announce that Sungard AS received the ‘Resilience in Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery‘ award for its key investment strategy focused on resolving conflicts between traditional and agile IT, while developing new cloud-based services to meet customer needs for a resilient IT infrastructure. The ability to work with complex hybrid IT environments combined with its customer-focussed approach were the key differentiators that made Sungard AS stand out from the competition in this category.

Speaking of Sungard AS’ success at these awards, Keith Tilley, EVP and Vice Chair, Sungard Availability Services said:

“The Business Continuity awards have long been a much anticipated and respected industry event for BC professionals, and we’re proud to be recognised in the categories of ‘Contribution to Resilience and Continuity’ and ‘Resilience in Infrastructure and IT Service Delivery’.

“The awards demonstrate our continued commitment to deliver the highest standards of service for our customers. As recent events in the UK have shown, it is vital that organisations approach their business continuity not just as a recovery-led process, but as one of All-Time™ availability, with resilience and security baked-in. We constantly strive to deliver the services and consultancy to facilitate this mindset and work closely with our customers to help them achieve it.”

Notes for Editors:

The Business Continuity Awards, now in its 19th year, recognises business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals for their innovative strategies and industry savvy. The event took place on 8th June in London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

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About Sungard Availability Services:

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes.  Leveraging more than 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. Visit Sungard Availability Services at www.sungardas.co.uk or call 0800 143 413. Connect with us on LinkedIn , Twitter and our blog.

Media Contact/s

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Brands2Life
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Piper-Anna Shields
Sungard Availability Services
Email: piper.shields@sungardas.com
Tel: 020 8080 8923

Representing techUK (formerly Intellect), the trade association, Sungard AS helped define ISO 27036 – the IT standard relating to information security in supplier relationships (including cloud services) as a member of SC27.  Previously in a similar arrangement, Sungard AS helped develop both business continuity management standard BS 25999, now ISO 22301 and IT continuity management standard ISO 27031.  Within the UK, Sungard AS became the first business continuity provider to secure certification against the BS 25999 Standard, which it retained in 2010. SunGard is also certified to ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, and compliant with IGSoC, PCI DSS and ISAE3402.

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