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Media Kit: 2013 AT&T Business Continuity Study

2013 AT&T Business
Continuity Study
 

Disaster planning, risk management, recovery preparedness and
communications readiness.

 

Summary of Survey

Summary of Survey

For 12 years consecutive years, AT&T has surveyed IT executives from business and organizations throughout the United States, as well as in select markets globally, to measure current trends and views on business continuity and disaster recovery preparedness. The survey respondents belong to companies with total revenues of more than $25 million.

AT&T offers a wide array of business continuity services, encompassing disaster planning, risk management, recovery preparedness and communications readiness. AT&T Business Continuity Services are comprehensive, providing customers with business-impact analysis, risk assessments, enterprise hosting, cloud computing and application services, a full continuum of storage solutions, high-availability network solutions and network and IT security solutions.

National Study Results

National Study Results

With fears of potential security breaches and natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy and the recent Oklahoma tornado weighing heavily on IT executives, businesses nationwide have continued to grow and advance their business continuity and disaster recovery plans to incorporate the adoption of wireless network capabilities, cloud services and mobile applications.

The annual AT&T* Business Continuity Study found that:

  • More than half of executives surveyed (63%) cite the looming threat of security breaches as the most important security concern for 2013.
  • 84 percent of executives are concerned about the use of mobile networks and devices and its impact on security threats.
  • 88 percent of those surveyed understand the increasing importance of security and indicate that their companies have a proactive strategy in place.
  • Two-thirds (64%) of companies include their wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plan.
  • 87 percent of executives indicate their organizations have a business continuity plan in place in case of a disaster or threat – a slight uptick from last year (86%).

For more on year over year results

Key findings from the study also concluded that:

  • With the increase in IT budgets, companies are increasingly leveraging the cloud for their business continuity plans to help minimize the impact of potential threats and disasters.
  • As companies look beyond the potential impact of natural disasters to the impact of network security events, they continue to expand their disaster plans accordingly.
Previous Study Results

Previous Study Results

Over the past ten years, we've surveyed IT executives from companies nationwide to get their views on disaster planning and business continuity trends.

2012 Business Continuity Study View the results of the 2012 Business Continuity Study

2011 Business Continuity Study View the results of the 2011 Business Continuity Study

2008 Business Continuity Study View the results of our 2010 Business Continuity Study

2008 Business Continuity Study View the results of our 2009 Business Continuity Study