What's more important: the speed of recovery or the amount of data an organisation is willing to lose?
In the age of the experience economy, customer loyalty is driven by convenience and instant access to information.
Business continuity remains a high priority for South African businesses.
Business continuity must be seen within the context of the corporate strategy, not in isolation, says Pete Frielinghaus, senior advisor to ContinuitySA.
From being a grudge purchase, business continuity solutions are beginning to be seen as business improvement opportunities.
Disaster recovery is only one part of a business continuity plan and does not deal with anything other than IT.
Many companies still depend on archaic technologies for disaster recovery and continuity because they think that's what their auditors want.
ISO's 22301:2012 standard highlights that business continuity is no longer just about your own business.
Automated tools can help organisations get a handle on the complexities of continuity.
The cloud is great for productivity, but it could be a security and business continuity disaster if not handled correctly, says Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA.
A faulty submarine cable doesn't have to be the end of the working day, says Heino Gevers, senior sales engineer and security specialist at Mimecast.
The risks faced by businesses going into 2013 are more complex and more difficult to counter, says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA.