Wireless Networks, Mobile Apps, Cloud Play Large Role in IT Security

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-06-14

The rise of cloud computing and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, as well as the proliferation of mobile devices, has had a major impact on the way businesses of all sizes implement and execute their business continuity and disaster recovery plans, according to an extensive survey prepared by network operator AT&T. The results from the latest annual business continuity study brings to light several trends regarding how businesses are preparing themselves for potential disasters and threats, which include the adoption of wireless network capabilities, cloud services and mobile applications. With the increase in IT budgets, companies are increasingly utilizing the cloud for their business continuity plans to help minimize the impact of potential threats and disasters, and as companies look beyond the potential impact of natural disasters to the impact of network security events, they continue to expand their disaster plans accordingly. AT&T has been conducting this study for 12 consecutive years, surveying IT executives from companies in the United States with at least $25 million in annual revenue to measure the national pulse on business continuity planning.


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