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COOP Systems Announces White Paper on Automating ISO 22301:2012

Livermore, CA – Rob Alston, CEO of Access, announced today the company’s Dec. 28, 2012, acquisition of FileSafe, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida and the records management division of Sheeler Moving and Storage in Ventura, California. Both companies are located within markets currently served by Access. FileSafe clients’ inventories will be relocated to Access’ current facilities in Jacksonville while Access will maintain the record center location currently housing Sheeler’s records division.

As the largest privately-held records and information management services provider in the United States, Access serves 27 markets across the nation and can offer a single-provider advantage to clients operating in those same markets. Access also has a presence in Costa Rica.

“We welcome our newest clients in Ventura and in Jacksonville,” said Alston. “We know they will benefit from the increased capacities, broader capabilities and nationwide footprint Access represents.”

Peter Berndt, Access’ Jacksonville General Manager, will orchestrate and oversee the FileSafe relocation while Access’ Vice President for the Southwestern Region, Robert Cummings, will manage the integration of the Sheeler acquisition.

About Access (www.InformationProtected.com)
Access is the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the United States. A trusted partner to clients spanning multiple industries and markets throughout the country, Access’ complete suite of services includes records management, data protection (electronic computer media), secure destruction, and digital formatting services. The valuable business services Access provides allow clients to focus on their core businesses while reducing the costs and risks associated with document retention, management and final disposition. Access is backed by growth equity investor Summit Partners.

About Summit Partners (www.SummitPartners.com)
Summit Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing companies. Founded in 1984, Summit has raised nearly $15 billion in capital and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations, and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 350 companies globally in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 125 public offerings, and in excess of 130 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit Partners has offices in Boston, Palo Alto, London and Mumbai. Summit’s notable business services investments include Bartlett Holdings, Central Security Group, EMED Co. and LiveOffice Holdings.
Herndon, VA -- COOP Systems, the developer of the most advanced Business Continuity Management (BCM) software package in the world, has published an exciting new White Paper on Automating ISO 22301:2102, the international Business Continuity Management System standard first published in May 2012. It can be downloaded at www.coop-systems.com/downloads.

"After a long history of most BCM programs doing the minimum, using manual tools and proprietary methodologies, there is now a clear choice. Substandard approaches can always continue, exposing an organization to unnecessary risk. Alternatively, the globally accepted ISO 22301 standard details a quality, globally accepted, auditable process for BCM," said Chris Alvord, CEO of COOP Systems. "Like all ISO standards, it is the result of the work of experts and is blessed by 160+ countries. It is the best path for an organization wanting to benefit from global acceptance, good practices, and management experience."

The White Paper explores six major program management areas where automation support is exceptionally helpful for the new standard, as follows:

BIA and RA analysis (8.2.2, 8.2.3)
Resources and planning (8.3.2, 8.4.4)
Testing and exercise management (8.5)
Incident response and communications (8.4.2, 8.4.3)
Audit reporting (9.2)
Corrective actions (10.1)

There are additional areas where automation would be helpful and efficient, especially in the area of program management formation.

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