Each year, Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal team up to launch a study examining the state of business resiliency. We focus on a different, rotating resiliency domain each year: IT disaster recovery, business continuity, or overall enterprise risk management. As is fitting for 2020, this is the year of business continuity!

In this survey, we’ll examine the overall state of business continuity (BC) maturity, particularly in process maturity (business impact analysis, risk assessment, plan development, testing, maintenance, etc.), but we’ll also examine how organizations handle workforce continuity and crisis communication, and we’ll explore the most common causes of business disruption and the lessons that we can gleam from them.

As we all learn to live in the new unstable normal of 2020 — a global pandemic, effects of a looming global recession, hurricanes that extend past the alphabet, historic wildfires — it’s more important than ever to benchmark business continuity practices while also tracking how priorities, challenges, and practices are shifting over time.

Once the survey is complete, the Disaster Recovery Journal will have a summary of the results on its site. For Forrester clients, the survey results will be examined in depth in a series of reports in the next few quarters. All the results are anonymous. You don’t even need to submit your email address unless you’d like to receive a complimentary Forrester report, and we won’t use your email address for any other purpose.

If you are a BC decision-maker or influencer at your organization, please take 20 minutes to complete the survey here.