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Disaster Recovery Stats

Knowledge is key in the business continuity industry. Continually changing risks and emerging threats make it vital to stay updated with the trends and standards in the industry.

DRJ has teamed with Forrester Research to produce a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery. The surveys contain data for company comparison and benchmarking. The aim is to promote research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry.

The annual surveys can be accessed via this page. The data within can be used for business continuity purposes as long as due credit is given to DRJ and Forrester Research.

2010 SurveyCrisis Communication and Risk Management in Business Continuity Preparedness
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, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the third annual joint survey. This particular study focused on the role of crisis communication in business continuity and the relationship of business continuity to risk management.

2009 SurveyThe State Of BC Preparedness
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, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. The first study focused on gathering a baseline of company DR preparedness. This is the second study and focuses on gathering a baseline of company BC preparedness.
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2008 Survey: The State Of DR Preparedness
Due to increased competition, increased risk, and increased oversight and fiduciary responsibility, business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) preparedness is a critical priority at large and small companies alike. But getting started is difficult, and building the business case to obtain adequate funding is even more difficult — especially when companies are at various phases of BC and DR maturity.
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Market Study (December 2008) Key challenges to anticipate in BCM program development
A recent survey, conducted by Disaster Recovery Journal in conjunction with Isurus Market Research & Consulting, shows that most organizations continue to face challenges in establishing and managing a Business Continuity Management (BCM) program although they have made significant progress in establishing some elements of a BCM program. Despite this progress, very few have a fully mature BCM program.

Detailed industry statistics are available from several industry groups:

There is not a great deal of public industry statistics on Disaster Recovery. This is due to the fact that many business interuptions are rarely ever reported and if they are, they are highly underestimated to the world. Several industry groups have conducted surveys over the years that can help draw a picture of certain scenarios but that is it. For detailed studies, DRJ would highly recommend contacting one of the professional independent groups above.

The State Of DR Preparedness
Due to increased competition, increased risk, and increased oversight and fiduciary responsibility, business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) preparedness is a critical priority at large and small companies alike. But getting started is difficult, and building the business case to obtain adequate funding is even more difficult — especially when companies are at various phases of BC and DR maturity.

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