Avalution Consulting Achieves ISO 22301 Organizational Certification

Cleveland, OH – May 31, 2013

Avalution Consulting – a leading provider of business continuity consulting and software solutions – announced today the achievement of organizational certification to ISO 22301, the international business continuity standard. Avalution is the first organization in the North America to receive this certification. Avalution was assessed and registered by BSI Group America Inc. (BSI), a leading global Certification Body.

ISO 22301 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements was released in May 2012 and is the first international standard focused exclusively on business continuity.

“The entire Avalution team is thrilled to be recognized as the first organization in North America to achieve ISO 22301 certification,” explains Brian Zawada, Director of Consulting for Avalution. “This certification serves as a commitment to our clients that we take business continuity planning seriously, and demonstrates that we understand what it takes to prepare for ISO 22301 conformance.”

Avalution’s team has been a strong supporter of the standard from the beginning and played an active role in the standard’s development. Brian Zawada, Avalution’s Director of Consulting, serves as Chairman and Head of US Delegation to ISO TC 223 – the group charged with authoring ISO 22301. In February 2013 Avalution released a white paper, Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard, which breaks the standard down section by section, explaining what each clause means, the value it provides, and recommended approaches for implementation.

“By earning ISO 22301 certification, Avalution is further demonstrating its commitment to making its company more resilient and leading by example,” said Todd VanderVen, President of BSI Group America Inc. “By formalizing their Business Continuity Management System and using ISO 22301 as a check-and-balance process, Avalution has taken steps to reassure its customers that they are prepared for the unexpected and remain at the cutting edge of their industry.”

Avalution supports organizations large and small in their efforts to prepare for disruptive incidents, and if a business case exists, ISO 22301 certification. Organizations looking to align to the standard or pursue ISO 22301 certification are encouraged to contact Avalution to discuss their specific needs or download the white paper.

About Avalution Consulting

Avalution – the 2012 BCI North America Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Company of the Year – is a leading provider of business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting and software solutions for organizations in both the public and private sectors. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), Avalution is an ISO 22301 certified firm and maintains a contract on GSA Schedule 70.

Avalution also offers two unique, web-based business continuity software solutions. Catalyst combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s consulting methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization. No long-term contracts are required, and a 30-day free trial is available via the website. The Planning Portal, built on Microsoft SharePoint, delivers highly customizable tools and processes to assist organizations in managing and executing their business continuity and IT disaster recovery programs. Demonstrations are available upon request.

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