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The State of Business Continuity Preparedness 2018

Written by  STEPHANIE BALAOURAS

Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies on business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) trends in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations. This study, which focuses on BC maturity and preparedness, was first fielded in 2009 and then again in 2012 and 2015. That first study provided us with a baseline for BC preparedness we can now compare to the all the subsequent studies to see how BC maturity and preparedness are trending across time. Specifically, we designed this study to determine:To what extent have companies formalized ongoing BC management programs with executive level sponsorship? To which executive does the head of BCM report? How frequently, if at all, do companies conduct a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment (RA)? To what extent are business owners