Study Says 87% of Businesses Have BC Plan

6-14 Drive GRAPH Pic2A study released Monday reveals that IT executives nationwide, fearful of security breaches and natural disasters, are beefing up BC/DR plans and adopting wireless, cloud, and mobile applications and services.

The annual study, conducted by AT&T, found that:

  • More than half of executives surveyed (63%) cite the looming threat of security breaches as their most important security concern for 2013.
  • 84 percent of executives are concerned about the use of mobile networks and devices and its impact on security threats.
  • 88 percent of those surveyed understand the increasing importance of security and indicate that their companies have a proactive strategy in place.
  • Nearly two-thirds (64%) of companies include their wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plan.
  • 87 percent of executives indicate their organizations have a business continuity plan in place in case of a disaster or threat – a slight uptick from last year (86%).

The results for the latest AT&T annual business continuity study brings to light several trends regarding how businesses are preparing themselves for potential disasters and threats. AT&T has conducted this study for twelve consecutive years, surveying IT executives from companies in the United States with at least $25 million in annual revenue to measure the national pulse on business continuity planning.

For more information and a year-over-year comparison, click here.

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