Companies Not Planning for Disaster Recovery

Growing corporate reliance on the Internet, intranets, and wide-area networks may be increasing exposure to corporate-wide system disruptions, according to a Vulnerability Index study commissioned by Comdisco Inc.. Based on interviews with 200 of the largest users of information technology (average revenues $2.5 billion) in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., the survey revealed:

  • Only 25% of the companies surveyed have a detailed, written recovery plan or a testing and evaluation program for network recovery. And only 34% of those include multiple geographic locations in their disaster-recovery plan.
  • 37% of the companies are using the Internet or intranets for mission-critical applications.
  • 49% plan to use the Internet for electronic commerce.
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