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The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness

Written by  Rachel Dines

Click the thumbnails to view the accompanying figures.Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the seventh annual joint survey study, and it’s focused on gathering a baseline for company DR preparedness. This study repeated many of the questions that we asked in 2007 and 2010, to determine what has changed in DR during the past several years. Specifically, this study was designed to determine:Company practices regarding DR planning, DR plan maintenance, and DR testing. The percentages of companies that have alternate recovery sites, the number of sites, and the distance between sites. Current recovery objectives and technology selection. Company confidence in DR preparations and preparedness. The