SunGard Inks Deal with NAV CENTRE

By Bob Peters
January 26, 2012

SunGardSunGard Availability Services has inked an agreement with NAV CANADA to offer state-of-the-art workforce continuity services at Cornwall's NAV CENTRE.

An industry leader in workforce recovery, SunGard provides organizations with temporary and secure employee workspace, equipment, data services, and telephone connectivity in the event of a business interruption or disaster.  During the G20 Summit in Toronto in 2010, a number of Canada’s major banks sent their essential employees to a SunGard workforce continuity facility in Mississauga.

"Decreased productivity is one of the biggest sources of revenue loss during a business interruption, and the demand for alternative workspaces is growing as organizations are increasingly aware of this," said Bruno Berti, Senior Product Manager at SunGard Availability Services.

Access to a fully equipped workforce recovery centre will be of particular interest to organizations in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. NAV CENTRE’s location puts the recovery centre far enough away from potential localized disasters such as floods, earthquakes or power outages, yet close enough to allow an organization to quickly bring operations back online.

For the initial phase of the partnership, a 14,000 square-foot workforce continuity centre has been established in the NAV CENTRE to accommodate 350 workspace seats, with the opportunity for further expansion. SunGard and the NAV CENTRE are working to attract new organizations that can take advantage of the space.

"Organizations have come to rely on our world-class facility for conference and training events. Now, they can also benefit by using our facility to continue operations through unplanned outages and incidents," said Kim Coe-Turner, NAV CENTRE General Manager. “The building is well poised for this type of business as it houses not only work and meeting space, but also guestrooms, several dining options and leisure facilities under one roof.”

In November, the City of Cornwall granted NAV CENTRE a minor variance to permit data centre and workforce continuity services at the 660,000 square-foot facility on Montreal Road.

"The announcement by SunGard signifies another positive step in the ongoing diversification of Cornwall's economy,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “Cornwall's position on Canada's fibre-optic network makes it an ideal location for hi-tech companies such as SunGard expand their operations.”

About the NAV CENTRE

Located on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is a full service conference centre offering access to 560 guest rooms and 70 dedicated state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The Centre, which is owned and operated by NAV CANADA, can accommodate small groups of five to large groups of up 500. The NAV CENTRE is also an ideal location for organizations with longer-term training or workgroup requirements, with ample classroom space and affordable room and board plans to make your offsite initiatives a success. The NAV CENTRE is an accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC).  Learn more about the Centre at

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. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-468-7483.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves over 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company.  For more information, visit

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