DALLAS May 23, 2012 business continuity and disaster recovery plans
- 83 percent of executives indicated that the planning and implementation of a business continuity plan as being a priority for their businesses and organizations – a 12% increase over last year’s national survey.
- Six out of ten (60%) invest in mobile security services with the majority (69%) indicating potential security breaches as the most pressing concern.
- cloud computing mobile applications
- 86 percent already have a business continuity plan in place in the event of a disaster or threat – up 8% over the past five years.
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2012 AT&T Business Continuity Study Key Findings
The complexities of maintaining mobility and wireless capabilities during the event of a disaster or security threat has become an increasing aspect of importance for businesses as they consider business continuity planning.
- 67 percent (two-thirds) of executives surveyed have included wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plans.
- 52 percent of IT executives surveyed anticipated the spending for mobile security services to increase.
- Cloud computing is becoming a critical element of Business Continuity plans based on security, performance and cost savings benefits.
Most companies (65%) will be investing in new telecommunications technologies to support their IT infrastructures.
The prevalence of social networking capabilities and mobile networks/devices in the workplace remain a concern for IT executives as they look to minimize the impact of security threats .
- The majority of executives (87%) have become more concerned about the increased use and potential threats of mobile networks and devices than social networking capabilities (76%).
- 88 percent of companies surveyed have taken a proactive approach to securing their IT infrastructure.
- Two-thirds (67%) of IT executives indicate that their business continuity plan accommodates the possibility of a "virtual event" such as a potential security breach.
With business continuity plans in place, businesses and organizations are testing and preparing themselves for potential IT threats and disasters.
- Roughly two-thirds (63%) of companies have had their business continuity plans fully tested in the past year.
- Seven out of ten (71%) companies implement specific protective actions when the state or federal government issues an alert for an impending disaster.
- 87 percent of companies have implemented the necessary arrangements for communicating with key executives during a natural disaster.
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All survey respondents have primary responsibility for business continuity planning. Sixty-three percent (63%) represent companies with locations outside of the U.S.
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