How masters of disaster recovery meet today's always-on expectations

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Ensure your tech environment is ready for anything

Mobile, social, the Internet of Things--technologies like these are reshaping business, making us more productive, flexible, and responsive. But our growing reliance on their 24/7 availability also puts us more at risk when disaster strikes.

Why are some companies better at mastering disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) in the face of today’s “always-on” expectations?

The IBM Center for Applied Insights surveyed 310 BCDR professionals in the United States and Canada to find out. Read the report to see what we discovered.

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Disaster recovery’s treacherous terrain

It’s getting harder for business continuity teams to maintain an always-on environment. Dealing with more interdependencies, new technologies and security risks are the top three challenges.

And there are plenty of others to surmount as BCDR teams navigate today’s treacherous terrain.

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How leading business continuity teams outperform peers

Despite the significant challenges, a group of highly resilient organizations leads the way with disaster recovery strategies that encompass integrated plans and robust testing.

Less than a third of BCDR professionals are part of this elite team of business continuity leaders, aka Masters.

Scale disaster recovery like a master

Masters of disaster recovery anticipate and plan, forging a strong culture of collaboration between IT and business to ensure a focus on business priorities.

These business continuity leaders test and assess to improve and extend the scope of their business resiliency programs.

And masters respond and recover faster. They leverage the right technologies to help get critical business processes back up and running quickly.

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