Many companies in the UK may find themselves struggling to recover from business disruption brought about by IT problems like data loss and cyber attacks.
This is according to a new study conducted by Quorum, which found that only one in three British firms (34 per cent) are confident in their ability to recover from issues in a matter of minutes.
One reason for this is they may not know what to do in the event of an incident, or the plans they do have in place are not adequate. In many cases, organisations will not discover if this is the case until it is too late, as nearly four out of ten respondents (37 per cent) do not test their contingency plans.
However, there is widespread agreement that such plans are likely to be needed in the near future. Three-quarters of professionals admit the the threat of downtime is likely to increase in 2016.
David Fisk, EMEA sales director at Quorum, commented: “This research has shown us that organisations are beginning to identify risks to their business, but many professionals are still struggling to implement an effective DR platform and run regular tests.”