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Survey provides a snapshot of US business continuity planning

SolarWinds has released the results of a survey conducted in partnership with Network World which asked respondents about business continuity in their organization.

The survey revealed that 76 percent of respondents' organizations have a business continuity plan for their business or IT department. An aspect of most plans includes remote access for employees to ensure business continuity. In addition, 48 percent of respondents have implemented remote management software to ensure that IT problems can be solved regardless of location.

Other highlights:

  • Almost half (44 percent) of respondents update business continuity plans each year; 57 percent of respondents that reported not having a plan, will create one in the next 12 months;
  • Natural disaster business implications: 27 percent have not been able to go into the office because of a disaster and over 30 percent of those respondents missed a week or more of work;
  • Data center recovery: When asked how confident their organization was that they could recover their data center in a reasonable amount of time, 30 percent reported they are ‘not at all confident’;
  • Most common disasters: When asked about what disasters have kept them out of the office, 31 percent cited hurricanes while 28 percent cited floods.

The survey was conducted on July 2 through August 24, 2012 via an online survey service, resulting in 185 completed surveys.

•Date: 14th Sept 2012 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Business continuity statistics

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