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How Does Your Plan

By Lynn Haber  |  Posted 09-17-2007 Print
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Business continuity is disaster recovery's first cousin, in fact, they're more like siblings. Nearly one of three of the 1,000 IT executives polled earlier this year by AT&T say their companies developed business continuity plans because of potential threats and disasters. See how your company stacks up against those surveyed.

The Basics
72% Have a business continuity plan.
69% See business continuity as a priority.
29% Indicate business continuity planning is a priority due to recent disasters and terrorist threats.
14% Don't consider it a priority because they don't expect a disaster to cause a major business disruption.
Diligence
57% Updated their plans in the past year.
41% Tested their plans in the past 12 months.
12% Never conducted tests.
1% Never updated their plans.
82% Include cybersecurity as part of their plans.
Deployment
59% Have established redundant servers and/or backup sites.
57% Educate employees on business continuity plans.
35% Use outsourced service providers.

Source: AT&T

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