Each year, Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) team up to launch a study examining the state of business resiliency. We alternate between two resilience domains each year: IT disaster recovery and business continuity. This is the year of business continuity!

The last joint survey we did was right in the middle of the pandemic and told us lots about the state of business continuity, including:

  • Executive sponsorship unsurprisingly jumped to 94% — 6 points higher than our previous three surveys.
  • For those respondents who reported that the levels of risk were increasing, the top drivers were cyber attacks, business complexity, and increased reliance on third parties.
  • The top reasons for invoking a plan were due to an epidemic/pandemic (makes sense!), natural disaster/extreme weather, and IT failures.

Want to know how this has changed? We do, too! If you are a business-continuity decision-maker or influencer at your organization, please take 20 minutes to complete the survey here.

Once the survey is complete, the DRJ will have a summary of the results on its site. For Forrester clients, the survey results will be examined in depth in reports that will publish in the next few quarters. All the results are anonymous. If you’d like to receive a complimentary Forrester report (The State Of Business Continuity, 2022), you can submit your email address and we won’t use it for any other purpose.

Take the survey! Get a free report! And help us and DRJ get a pulse on business continuity!