How would you describe your company’s approach to resiliency – in a single word?
That’s what we asked of 310 business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) professionals as part of the research for the recently released study, Masters of disaster recovery: How highly resilient organizations excel.
The fact that “necessary” and “critical” were the most frequently mentioned descriptors – the gut-reaction, unaided response from roughly 10 percent of those surveyed – demonstrates resiliency’s rising importance and underscores how crucial it is for organizations to have strong business continuity capabilities. The IBM Center for Applied Insights study found that nearly 40 percent of the organizations surveyed have had to execute their recovery plans in just the last two years.
The next rung of adjectives – reactive, proactive, lacking and evolving – signal just how difficult it is for BCDR professionals to keep pace. Under pressure to broaden the scope of their recovery plans and address more risks, teams must constantly adapt. And some do so more successfully than others.
For more information about resiliency and continuity trends, and to get tips from those who’ve mastered disaster recovery, read the full study and check out what study co-author, Mike Errity, Vice President, IBM Resiliency Services, has to say about today’s disaster recovery mandate.