Global Continuity South Africa – a group company of JSE-listed Metrofile Holdings – has strengthened its management team with the recent appointment of Greg Comline as its new GM. The appointment is in line with the group’s strategy to expand its current offerings to better cater for client’s requirements.

Commenting on his new role, Comline says he will drive efficiencies throughout the group’s operations to best deliver tailored solutions to meet clients’ needs. In line with this, Global Continuity is investing in appropriate technologies so as to deliver Business Continuity services efficiently.

Comline predicts that over the next 12 months local businesses will continue to improve their resilience for business continuity through virtualisation and mobile technologies. “We anticipate an increased demand for efficient online backups and for new ways for clients to use disaster recovery sites.”

In many ways, South African businesses are following the trends that we are seeing globally, says Comline.

“Companies are becoming more resilient and are reducing the need for large work area recovery sites. As a result, companies are demanding efficient solutions from business continuity service providers. In alignment with this, Global Continuity South Africa is basing current and future investment on providing scalability and flexibility to clients through a range of solutions.”

Global Continuity South Africa will be working closely with Metrofile to expand its online backup solutions with the end goal of enabling clients to securely back up their data with faster recovery times, says Comline.

“This will assist clients with the recovery of their operations, meaning that clients will be able to consolidate a number of services through Metrofile.”

Comline’s previous experience includes developing the Deloitte Digital business where he assisted clients with internet and mobile strategies and developing solutions based on changing technologies. Prior to Deloitte, he completed his Master of Business Administration through the Gordon Institute of Business Science and managed manufacturing systems at South African Breweries.