Iomart hosting achieves ISO certification at the double

7 January 2009

iomart hosting, the managed hosting and data services specialist , is pleased to announce that it has received International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for ISO9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

ISO9001 is now firmly established as the globally implemented standard for providing assurance about an organisation’s ability to satisfy both quality requirements and the enhancement of its customer relationships. Iomart is one of the first companies in the world to achieve the 2008 version of the standard, which was only formally published in November 2008.

ISO27001 is the recognised international standard developed specifically for Information Security Management Systems, requiring that a company demonstrates that it undertakes a systematic approach to managing sensitive corporate information and ensuring data security.

Angus MacSween, CEO iomart, stated: “iomart’s achievement of these two accreditations represents an important milestone in our ongoing quality and information assurance initiatives. It provides assurance to the market, and particularly our customers, that iomart is ensuring that best practise is being implemented consistently throughout its operations.”

“These accreditations clearly demonstrate that we can ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of both our own systems and those that we manage on behalf of our customers, within our data centres.”

Richard Murray, Information Security Specialist, Hillside Software stated: “iomart’s combined ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications should give customers reassurance that the organisation is committed to customer satisfaction and information security, and has the processes in place to help deliver them.”

Angus MacSween added: “The attainment of both standards is a clear differentiator within the managed hosting and data centre industry, as very few companies hold both standards. As data security and business uptime are so fundamentally important to an organisation’s operation, we are already seeing more and more procurement departments insist that their suppliers adhere to best practice and, demonstrate compliance with relevant available standards, including ISO27001 & ISO9001, and we are delighted that we fulfil these requirements.”

“We will certainly not be resting on our laurels, and are now focused on working towards the requirements specified in the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard. We have already started the implementation of several programs designed to reduce our energy consumption across our data centre estate, and see the attainment of this standard as the natural progression for us.”

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