The 2011 AT&T Business Continuity Study
AT&T has published the results of its annual survey into business continuity planning in the US. AT&T has conducted this study for ten consecutive years, surveying IT executives from companies in the United States with at least $25 million in annual revenue.
Encouragingly, this year’s study has revealed a trend towards greater emphasis on business continuity planning.
2011 AT&T Business Continuity Study key findings:
Evolutions in technology and recovering IT budgets have enabled businesses to investigate new means for maintaining critical operations in the face of natural or manmade disasters.
The security implications of social networking remain a concern for IT executives, even as their companies begin to integrate these tools into their business strategies.
Mobility and wireless capabilities carry weight in business continuity planning as well as day-to-day operations for many companies.
The 2011 AT&T Business Continuity Study is based on an online survey of 401 IT executives in four US metropolitan areas: Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The study was conducted by e-Rewards Market Research with companies having total revenues of more than $25 million. Surveys were obtained between February 23 and March 17, 2011.
All survey respondents have primary responsibility for business continuity planning, representing 18 major industry areas in addition to local/state government. Sixty-nine percent (69 percent) represent companies with locations outside of the US.
Year on year comparisons (PDF)
•Date: 2nd June 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics