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The Business Resilience Survey 2017

ContinuitySA, in partnership with ITWeb, have published the results of a survey looking at the current state of business resilience.

Key findings from the survey included:

  • When asked if respondents have a disaster recovery or business recovery plan in place over half (59 percent) said yes.  16 percent cited a disaster recovery plan and 8 percent a business continuity plan. Cost was the main reason (33 percent) why respondents did not have such plans in place.
  • Respondents were asked what were the causes of organizational downtime within the past two years: power outages (56 percent) and software/network failure (51 percent) were the two top causes.
  • A third of respondents (34 percent) said they are very confident that their organization is able to continue business with negligible disruption in the event of a disaster.
  • 33 percent of respondents stated that their organisation’s business continuity programme is very good and only 11 percent said it was poor.
  • An overwhelming majority (80 percent) stated that their primary reason for their business continuity management programme is ‘organisational resilience and continuity of business.
  • Just under half of the respondents (57 percent) believe that cloud computing and a mobile workforce alleviates the need for a disaster recovery site, 37 percent believes it does not.
  • Security remains the biggest concern with putting mission critical applications in the cloud (52 percent), accessibility came in second at 16 percent.

See the full survey results.



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