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The Crisis Facing American Business: Businesses Technology Shortcomings Leave Companies Vulnerable

Written by  David Palermo Thursday, 22 November 2007 03:32

The results of a recently-conducted Harris Poll show there is a significant difference between perception and reality regarding the disaster preparation of the nation’s largest companies. While C-suite executives at Fortune 1000 companies tout their ability to access critical information when faced with power outages, hackers, viruses, and natural disasters, study results show they are not being completely objective in their evaluation. Problems continue to persist in several key areas of disaster preparation. The majority of executives surveyed admitted to having experienced a disruption in their technology services over the past year. Three years removed from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and one year removed from the Northeast blackout of August 2003, many companies still have not taken proper steps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of their information. This is a problem that has the potential to affect not only the companies themselves, but the customer base that depends on


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