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Business continuity statistics and research

Business continuity trends and challenges: survey results
Business Continuity Trends During the first quarter of 2015 Continuity Central conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the rest of 2015. The results are now available...

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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015:
how was it for you?
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015 The results of a quick survey conducted by Continuity Central to find out what business continuity professionals feel about Business Continuity Awareness Week.

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Latest worldwide research

Supply chain business continuity incidents explored
The top three industries for supply chain business continuity events for 2013 and 2014 were automotive, high-tech and life sciences.

BCI publishes its annual Horizon Scan report
Supply chain disruption is reported as the fastest rising threat.

How important are paper-based business continuity plans?
The results of a recent Continuity Central survey.

BCI publishes the results of its annual Supply Chain Resilience Survey
Since 2009, the Business Continuity Institute has conducted an annual survey into Supply Chain Resilience. A report is now available which contains the results of the 2014 survey.

CIOs, CISOs and CROs identify business continuity and disaster recovery as the top data security and governance priority
Axway and Ovum have published the results of a global study that examined data security, governance and integration challenges facing organizations.

Results of Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study published
Provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development.


KPMG survey looks at business continuity practices in Africa
‘Business Continuity Management in Africa: Building resilience in a volatile environment.’

Australia / New Zealand

Most companies could not meet their recovery time objectives
According to a FalconStor poll.


Business continuity management in German, Austrian and Switzerland based small and medium sized enterprises
The results of a survey conducted by Risk Experts Risiko Engineering GmbH.

Middle East

The Second Middle East Business Continuity Management Survey report
Business continuity management trends in nine Middle East countries.

SE Asia

Monetary Authority of Singapore releases results from Industry-Wide Survey on Business Continuity Management
Provides a snapshot of business continuity in regional financial institutions and captures some best-practice lessons.

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North America

US businesses failing when it comes to winter weather preparedness
Many businesses across the US score poorly on being prepared for severe winter weather, according to a new poll of America's workforce, commissioned by FM Global.

‘An Inside Look at Disaster Recovery Planning’
HOB has published the results of a new survey which set out to quantify employee knowledge and understanding of their organization’s emergency procedures in the event of a natural disaster or an epidemic.

UK-based business continuity consultants earn more than double the amount their US counterparts receive
According to global survey by BC Management.

The 2014 Chubb Multinational Risk Survey
Only 56 percent of US and Canadian businesses surveyed have a business continuity plan that addresses overseas risks.

AT&T releases results from its 2013 Business Continuity Study
For 12 consecutive years AT&T has conducted an annual study into the state of business continuity in the United States. This year’s survey results have now been published.


Are UK business disruptions on the rise?
Sungard Availability Services has released its 2014 UK invocation figures, which show the highest number of incidents since 2009.

Downtime costs under the spotlight
A new industry survey has found that of those who responded the largest group (37 percent) estimated that the cost-per-minute of downtime in their organization fell into the £10,000 - £20,000 bracket.

The business continuity impacts of UK winter weather examined
Study finds that a third of UK businesses were affected by transport problems, power cuts or broadband and phone line failures caused by inclement weather over the last two years.

UK small businesses are failing when it comes to business continuity
Databarracks research finds that only 30 percent of small organizations had a business continuity plan in place, compared with 54 percent of medium and 73 percent of large businesses.

Survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central recently conducted a quick survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience.

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Quality control and measurement of business continuity management systems: final survey results
business continuity quality control In 2013 Continuity Central conducted a survey to explore quality control methods that are being used within business continuity management systems. This survey has now been repeated to see how the trends in this area have changed.

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