As winter turns to spring, many of us feel a need to de-clutter and clean our homes and offices. It’s a timely reminder that data can also accumulate in organisations’ IT systems and archives, making it difficult to manage and expensive to store.
The British weather – in particular heavy snow – continued to catch UK businesses by surprise in 2012, according to new research released by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Bad weather is revealed as the top cause of disruption to UK businesses over the last 12 months, with as many as 77 per cent of organisations affected by this winter’s snow. Continue reading UK Businesses count the cost of cold snap chaos
During November and December 2012 Continuity Central conducted a survey to determine what changes and challenges we can expect to see in the business continuity profession during 2013.
Over 80% of service desks have disaster recovery plans in place – yet only half know how to implement them
During a year of well-documented IT failures, new research from LANDesk Software reveals just how prepared the IT industry is for the next disaster.
Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have teamed up to launch a study examining the state of business and technology resiliency.
The Business Continuity Institute has launched its 4th annual supply chain resilience survey, a well-regarded and widely referenced study into the nature of supply chain risk and approaches to deal with disruption and build organizational resilience.
Read what Lyndon Bird FBCI, Technical Development Director at the BCI has to say on the subject:
A recent survey undertaken in New Zealand by Massey University revealed that less than 10% of SMEs have a business continuity plan in place despite the fact that over 40% of them have experienced a crisis in the last five years. The survey found a high degree of vulnerability in SMEs across New Zealand and concluded with a recommendation for a national programme to address this gap. But it is not just SMEs in New Zealand that need to consider business continuity planning.
AT&T Survey Reveals Japanese Businesses Cite Business Continuity and Cloud Computing as Their Priorities in 2012 IT Planning
The remarkable nature of Japan’s response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck just over a year ago made a deep impression on people the world over, as have the more recent pictures of the clean-up and efforts to regenerate the affected areas.
For businesses, however, the disaster served as a reminder that risk management goes beyond regular day-to-day business. In a new survey by AT&T, results show that the business community in Japan is increasingly planning for unexpected events, seismic or not, that could disrupt or even shut down their operations. And as they enter the new financial year the survey shows that IT executives view business continuity planning and cloud computing investment as major priorities.
Middle East Business Continuity Survey Reveals Increased Investments in Business Continuity Management
eHosting DataFort, in Conjunction with Continuity and Resilience surveyed business continuity management trends across 9 Middle East countries. One out of 6 respondents reported minimum of 1 significant business disruption during the past year.
Over half of small organisations across the UK, France and Germany are operating without a formal disaster recovery plan in place, according to research from analyst firm Freeform Dynamics, sponsored by Quest Software
A panel of experts at a roundtable organized by information infrastructure company EMC agreed that disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity strategies must have board-level backing to succeed.