Send Word Now Chosen By Steag
State Power Inc. for Emergency
NEW YORK, NY — Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification
and critical communications services, has announced
the addition of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), located
in the Republic of the Philippines, to its long and
growing list of energy and utilities clients. Send
Word Now’s on-demand alerting service will allow
SPI to communicate faster and more effectively in
situations jeopardizing operations, service and safety.
With the Send Word Now Alerting Service, SPI
can immediately send incident-related messages
to recipients using a variety of methods, including
phone (landline and mobile), SMS, pager and email,
as well as gather all-important feedback for auditing
A partial listing of Send Word Now’s energy and
utilities customers is available through the company’s
website. Common uses of the award-winning alerting service within the power industry include natural
disasters, accident-related outages, rolling blackouts,
IT disruptions and planned power reductions.
For more information, visit www.sendwordnow.
BCI Global Awards Recognize the
Best and Brightest In the Business
CAVERSHAM, UK — At the Royal Courts of
Justice in London on November 6th, the Business
Continuity Institute (BCI) hosted their Global Awards
ceremony at their Gala Dinner, an event to recognize
the outstanding contribution of business continuity
professionals and organizations across the world.
The BCI Global Awards consist of 10 categories
– nine of which are decided by a panel of judges with
the winner of the final category (Industry Personality
of the Year) being chosen by BCI members in a vote.
As expected the entries received during the year were
all to a high standard and the panel of judges had a
difficult task deciding upon a shortlist to go forward
to the ceremony.
Inevitably there can be only one winner in each
of the categories and those who went home celebrat-
• Business Continuity Consultant of the Year: Saul
Midler MBCI, LINUS Information Security Solutions
• Business Continuity Manager of the Year: Tom Clark
MBCI, Liberty Mutual Insurance
• Business Continuity Team of the Year: Standard Life
• Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the
Year: Alan Jones MBCI, West Sussex County Council
• BCM Newcomer of the Year: Andrew MacLeod
AMBCI, Needhams 1834 Ltd
• Business Continuity Innovation of the Year: Vocal
• Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM
Service): SunGard Availability Services
• Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM
Product): eBRP Solutions Network
• Most Effective Recovery of the Year: Etihad Etisalat –
• Industry Personality of the Year: Richard L. Arnold
The BCI Global Awards are held annually and
coincide with the BCM World Conference and
Exhibition, one of the premier events in the global
industry calendar. Held over two days, the confer-
ence features fifty exhibitors, a similar number of
speakers and over a thousand visitors.
Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the
Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established
in 1994 to /promote the art and science of business
continuity worldwide /and to assist organizations
in preparing for and surviving minor and large-scale man-made and natural disasters. The Institute
enables members to obtain guidance and support
from their fellow practitioners and offers professional
training and certification programmes to disseminate
and validate the highest standards of competence and
ethics. It has circa 8,000 members in more than 100
countries, who are active in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors.
For more information visit, www.thebci.org.
SunGard Availability Services Strikes
Third Quarter Sweet Spot
WAYNE, Pa. — SunGard Availability Services, a
leading provider of information availability through
managed IT, cloud and recovery services, saw an
uptick in customer migrations across various lines of
business (LOB) in the third quarter including man-
aged services, cloud and recovery services.
The company’s continued focus on evolving its
customers’ IT strategies and delivering customiz-
able IT solutions was executed through managing
customers’ technology operations, cloud migration
support and recovery initiatives to ensure operational
resiliency. In addition, SunGard Availability Services
has continued to increase its globalization efforts to
better cater to customers’ needs through new leader-
ship roles and outstanding customer service.
Through its managed services offering, SunGard
Availability Services help customers increase speed
and agility, reduce expenses, minimize risk and
ensure resiliency of their complex IT environment.
Customer Drivers History provides insurance carri-
ers with access to a real-time database of traffic and
criminal traffic court records to help such carriers
gain better insight into their customers’ potential risk
profiles. Drivers History partnered with SunGard
Availability Services for managed hosting services to
maximize the safety and security of its data. SunGard
Availability Services completed Drivers History’s
migration to managed hosting services in the third
quarter. Now, Drivers History is able to process
transactions 24/7, running anywhere from 15-30,000
transactions a day with no concern for outages.
SunGard Availability Services also signed
LOGiQ3, a life insurance and reinsurance consulting and outsourced services provider, as a cloud customer in the third quarter.
For more information, visit www.sungardas.com.
BCI’s Global Business Continuity
Product Provider of the Year
LONDON, UK — The Business Continuity
Institute (BCI) has named eBRP Solutions winner
of the 2013 Global Business Continuity Product
Provider of the Year award, for its flagship business
continuity management software eBRP Suite.
The award was presented at a gala global awards
dinner concluding the open session of the 2013 BCM
World Conference and Exposition on November 6th
at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, UK.
The BCI Global awards are the culmination of
a year-long program of Regional awards by BCI
Chapters across the globe. Winners of each of seven
Regional award competitions were entered as nominees for the Global awards. Earlier this year eBRP
captured Business Continuity Product of the Year
awards - honoring its flagship software eBRP Suite
- in the North American, European, Middle Eastern
and Asian Regional BCI award competitions.
For more information, visit www.eBRP.net or
xMatters, Strategic BCP Partner to
Deliver Unified Solution
SAN RAMON, Calif.— xMatters, Inc., a global
leader in enabling business processes with communications, and Strategic BCP, the market leader in
business continuity planning and management solutions, has announced a partnership to improve crisis
management for joint customers. The turnkey notification system will integrate xMatters’ On-Demand
Relevance Engine technology with Strategic BCP’s
ResilienceONE business continuity planning software.
This new partnership between Strategic BCP and
xMatters is a reflection of both companies’ dedication to providing an effective, end-to-end solution for
clients. With this alliance, joint clients will benefit
from xMatters’ tailored notification system, ease of
use and device-specific content.
For more information, visit www.xMatters.com
Emerson Network Power 2013 State
of the Data Center Infographic
Illustrates Increasing Reliance on IT
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Emerson Network Power,
a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has released its “2013 State of the
Data Center” infographic illustrating the increasing
criticality of data centers and severe consequences of
data center outages.
The infographic shows how businesses rely on
data centers more than ever and are increasingly
aware of the risks and costs of downtime. Those
costs are going up — 33 percent since the release
of Emerson’s “2011 State of the Data Center” infographic — and businesses are taking steps to avoid
those costs. Complete outages are down 20 percent
over the same period.
The infographic also shows increasing reliance
on data centers in areas that were traditionally offline
pursuits and consumers’ high expectations of speed
To view the full infographic, visit www.
Lam Cloud Finds New Disaster
Preparedness Partner in Agility
CRANBURY, NJ — Lam Cloud, a leading New
Jersey-based provider of proven business continuity,
workplace recovery, data center and network solutions, has announced it has partnered with Agility
Recovery Solutions to deliver a comprehensive
disaster recovery and business continuity solution
to customers in the New Jersey / New York Metro