UK firms’ disastrous approach to risk management

Only
nine per cent of UK firms have reviewed their disaster recovery plans in the
wake of 11 September, according to a survey commissioned by IT services company
CMG.

The
survey, carried out by Dynamics Markets, questioned 100 IT bosses who work for
companies with more than 500 employees.

The
research showed that 37 per cent of IT bosses had no training in risk
management or disaster recovery planning.

It
also found that the threat of terrorism has prompted a rise in teleworking ­­–
with 27 per cent investing in equipment to allow employers to work from home.

Chairman
of CMG UK Geoff Neville said: "Having the ability to work from a remote
location is a step in the right direction, but it’s no good unless overall
business continuity plans are also in place."

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