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That’s Business Continuity Service Provider of the Year for a Record 8 Times

Last night (24/05/11) the good and the great from across the business continuity industry made their way to the Hilton Park Lane to experience the 2011 CIR Business Continuity Awards. Many familiar faces but also some clearly promising new faces that will no doubt become regular in years to come.

BC Awards

It’s always a long wait to find out whether our entries and that of our customers have been successful and I’m pleased to report that another year of hard work has been rewarded. SunGard Availability Services took the Business Continuity Service Provider of the Year award for a record 8th time and not only does this make it the first BC Awards hat trick, but this also means we’ve amassed 13 nominations, 12 short-lists and 8 wins and we have to be proud that this represents a tangible vote of confidence in our ability to service our customers.

We’re also delighted to report accolades won by our customers were:

  • BC Strategy – Financial Times
  • BC Manager – Highly commended – John Zeppos, Cosmote
  • BC Newcomer – John Frost, Marks & Spencer

We should not forget that we were also short-listed in the following – which in itself is a major achievement:

  • Excellence in Infrastructure Management
  • Most Innovative Product – Recover Anywhere
  • BCM Software – CMS
  • BCM Consultant – Richard Jones
  • Crisis Strategy of the Year.

This year we also decided to make a change to the way in which we deliver a SunGard presence at the awards; and chose to bring a bit of cool to the proceedings…literally, with an 6m Ice bar. It took 2 weeks to freeze all the blocks required and I even had to get fake-display iPads (which fooled quite a few of the revellers) delivered from Hong Kong to be frozen in metre high pillars at each end. Anyway enough of trying to explain what it looked like take a look for yourself!

SunGard Availability Servicies - BC Awards

SunGard Availability Services will be attending SmartGov Live. This free to attend public sector event will provide you and your colleagues with the latest insights and information shaping IT today, together with the opportunity to meet new and existing suppliers in one place.

IT is at the heart of cost savings across the public sector, with the joint challenges of reducing costs within IT whilst enabling your organisation to deliver services more efficiently, SmartGov Live provides access to innovation suppliers and influential figures from public sector IT who will address this key issue.