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[BI Survey 2015]

Key findings


·         Over half of respondents (63%) indicated that their organisation does have both a disaster recovery and business continuity plan in place, a very small percentage (6%) said they do not.

·         Of the respondents who do have a business resilience plan in place a third said that it is not well communicated throughout their organisation.

·         The respondents who indicated that their organisation does not have a business resilience plan in place (46%) cited cost as being their reason, a third said it was due to lack of skills or resources and 15% cited connectivity.

·         The results were pretty much evenly split when respondents were asked what has caused downtime with their organisation with 57% citing software/network failure and 58% citing power outages/failure/issues.

·         A combined percentage of respondents (58%) believe their organisation is well equipped to continue business with negligible disruption in the event of a serious disaster.

·         An overwhelming majority of respondents (83%) indicated their primary reason for the establishment of a business continuity management programme is due to organisational resilience and continuity of business operations.

·         It emerged that the biggest concern with putting mission critical applications in the cloud is security (55%), accessibility came in second at 13%.