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The State of Business Continuity Preparedness

Written by  STEPHANIE BALAOURAS January 6, 2009

Click Here For The Accompaining Graphs 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. Specifically, this study was designed to determine: To what extent have companies formalized ongoing BC management programs with executive level sponsorship? How frequently, if at all, do companies conduct a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment (RA)? To what extent are business owners involved in the BC management life cycle? How well do companies document BC plans, keep plans up-to-date, and test plans? What types of tests do companies run, and

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