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Small businesses failing to plan ahead

Written by  The BCI

Only half of UK organizations have a business continuity plan and this figure is significantly lower when it comes to small businesses with only 30 percent having a plan in place compared to 54 percent of medium sized businesses and 73 percent of large businesses. These are the findings highlighted in a new study by Databarracks and published in the fifth edition of their annual Data Health Check. When asked if their organization intended to implement a plan in the next 12 months, over 40 percent of respondents from small businesses stated they had no intention of doing so. This means that not only are they unprepared now, they will still be unprepared in the future should an incident occur. Testing is an essential part of business continuity but when asked how many had tested their plan in the last twelve months, only 29 percent of respondents claimed they had. 48 percent