Unlike the results of 2008, pandemic ranked as the top threat to organizations (in light of the H1N1 outbreak in 2009). This is the first time since the survey was held (in 2007) that IT and data threats were not ranked at the top.
You can download the complete results of this survey in PDF format in our Knowledge Network.
CIOs and IT managers worth their salt are no doubt aware of the importance of planning for business continuity and regularly backing up business data. However, the exact nature of threats that SMBs are working to protect themselves against is likely to vary by organization. By polling 400 corporate executives and business continuity professionals nationwide, though, a recent study sponsored by Honeywell and Varolii Corp. attempts to shed light on the aspects of business continuity on which your peers could be focusing.
For example, the survey found that the number of people involved in disaster preparedness is relatively unchanged or growing when compared with 2008 figures. However, executive involvement in both planning and execution has risen significantly. Find out which threats are rated top-of-mind, and how executive buy-in affects the business’ crisis plan, among other data points, by viewing the slideshow and reading our Paul Mah’s post on how to compare these findings to the needs of your business.