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IT continuity in Japanese organizations surveyed

PwC Japan has published a detailed report following a survey of Japanese IT organizations.

‘IT-BCP Survey 2014 Report’ is based on a survey PwC Japan conducted between 2nd September 2013 and 13th October 2013.

The survey identified a wide gap between perceptions of the potential for disruption and the amount of continuity planning conducted.

Key findings included:

  • 42 percent of respondents experienced information system failure in the previous 12 months; and 30 percent of these experienced downtime of more than six hours.
  • 58 percent of respondents stated that their organizations had IT continuity measures in place, a reduction from a similar survey in 2012 which found that 69 percent had IT continuity measures in place.
  • Only 26 percent of respondents have identified all the important information systems that must be recovered immediately to resume business activities; and only 20 percent have decided on recovery priorities for information systems.
  • 41 percent of respondents have not conducted hands-on drills and exercises.
  • 90 percent of respondents reported that the upper management team had not participated in training and exercises in the past 12 months.

Read the full survey report as a PDF.

•Date: 29th May 2014 • Japan •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

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