WAYNE, Pa., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services will highlight the importance of "Disaster Preparedness" at the 2012 DRJ Spring World Conference (booth #415-419), March 25-27, 2012 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. SunGard will launch its new Test Management Software Solution and kick off its Mobile Recovery Unit Tour at the DRJ Event.
Test Management Module
Test Management is a new SunGard Continuity Management Solution that allows an organization to track and validate tests conducted on business continuity or disaster recovery plans. The Test Management module is part of the SunGard Continuity Management Solution and fully integrates with LDRPS, the suite's flagship product. The module guides users through the testing process - from set-up to reporting on the findings. The software also provides auditable documentation to internal and external auditors.
"Testing is an integral part of the disaster recovery/business continuity planning process, and is necessary to ensure the efficacy of DR plans," said Derek Bluestone, senior director of product management, SunGard Availability Services. "But as any DR professional can attest, it can be an arduous process requiring hours of manual work. The SunGard Test Management module bridges that gap between testing and documenting the results of the DR tests by automating that process; and it seamlessly integrates with LDRPS, which means that test results are immediately synched with an organization's DR plans."
Mobile Recovery Unit Tour
Additionally, SunGard will be kicking of its multi-city Mobile Recovery Unit Tour at DRJ. A SunGard Mobile Recovery Unit will be onsite and available for touring on Tuesday, March 27th in Parking Lot A. Visitors can learn how our Mobile Recovery services can pull a workgroup facility right to an organization's door, enabling businesses to stay local and productive through a disaster. SunGard's modern fleet includes up to 350 work seats per unit, equipped with state-of-the-art HP dual-core workstations, telephone systems, Internet connectivity and printer access.
Presentations and Education
SunGard's Christopher Burgher will also present a general session on "Operational Resilience: What it is and How You Can Achieve it." This presentation will explore the three pillars of operational resilience: business continuity management, information security, and IT operations. Attendees will learn a powerful approach for focusing on operational risk exposures, identifying measurable improvement, and driving operational resilience. This session will take place on Monday, March 26 at 10:45 a.m.
SunGard will offer a number of education sessions at DRJ Spring World to help organizations with Disaster Preparedness:
"This is not a Test: A How-to Guide for Effective Plan Testing in the Real World"
Join SunGard DR/BC experts to see a live demo of the new Test Management Module and learn how this powerful new tool can track and validate DR testing quickly and seamlessly.
Monday, March 26
Tuesday, March 27
"Reality Check: Using Cloud-Based Recovery to Facilitate DR/BC Planning"
SunGard expert Vasu Subbiah will lead a conversation that will include a look back on 2011 and the disasters that led to declaration events for SunGard customers. He will also discuss how cloud-based recovery is helping companies find real-world solutions to recovery problems.
Monday, March 26
Tuesday, March 27
About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to over 9,000 customers globally. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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