Sungard AS enjoys success in leading industry awards

We’re delighted to share the news that Sungard Availability Services has made the shortlist in four categories of the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2017, with two further categories to be announced on the night.  The awards have evolved over the years in line with the industry and are now as much about recognising demonstrable commitment to resilience, as they are about achieving continuity. 

This year, we are shortlisted for:

  • BCM Planning Software of the Year
  • DRaaS Award
  • Initiative of the Year
  • Resilience in Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery.

Meanwhile, the winner of these two categories will be announced on the night:

  • Contribution to Resilience and Continuity
  • Lifetime Achievement – longstanding Sungard AS customer, former Advisory Board member and industry expert Steve Mellish is deservedly in contention.

Deborah Ritchie, editor, CIR and chair of the Business Continuity Awards judging panel commented, “Now in their 19th year, the Awards recognise those business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals whose innovative strategies and industry savvy make them stand out above the rest.”

The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and announced at the BC Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony on 8 June 2017 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. In the meantime, the full shortlist can be viewed here.


AssuranceCM scoops top accolade

In February this year, Sungard AS’ AssuranceCM was named Product/Service Provider of the Year at the prestigious Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International 2017 awards gala in Las Vegas

According to DRI International, the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organisation, its Awards of Excellence recognise pre-eminent organisations and individuals for achieving a certain level of excellence in the business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management fields. Selection is based on commitment to promoting business continuity to both the core customer base and wider market.

“Over 750 customers in healthcare, finance, insurance, manufacturing, and utilities rely on our AssuranceCM software to provide the business continuity and recovery services that are critical to keep their businesses running 24-7,” said Bhuvana Sundaresan, Senior Director, Product Management at Sungard AS.

“This award recognises our team’s dedication to helping customers achieve operational resilience by delivering unmatched service and continued innovation in business continuity and recovery.”

AssuranceCM is a complete, integrated business continuity management suite that offers planning, assessments, incident management/testing and reporting on a single, inter-connected platform.

In other award news, we were delighted that our G-Cloud services and our digital transformation services  were both shortlisted in the UK Cloud Awards.