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Report: 66% of Business Use Cloud Services for Business Continuity

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AT&T has released its annual "Business Continuity Survey." This year, cloud services, mobile security and DDoS attacks were top of mind for many of the executives surveyed.

FierceTelecom's Sean Buckley reported, "AT&T's (NYSE: T) latest business continuity study revealed that more business customers have developed a disaster recovery and business continuity plan that incorporates a mix of cloud and wireless services. Driven by a number of recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, AT&T said that 87 percent of executives indicated their organizations have a business continuity plan in place in case of a disaster or threat, up from 86 percent in 2012."

Nathan Eddy with eWeek noted, "More than three-fourths (76 percent) of companies surveyed are using cloud or plan to invest in cloud services in 2013. Of those surveyed, 62 percent already include cloud services as part of their corporate infrastructure–up 11 percentage points from the previous year."

According to CBR, "AT&T's Business Continuity Study revealed that 63% of executives surveyed believed the looming threat of security breaches was the main security concern for 2013. About 84% of executives were worried about the use of mobile networks and devices and its impact on security threats, while 88% recognised the rising significance of security and specified that their firms have adopted a proactive strategy."

In the press release, AT&T's Michael Singer stated, "Companies today are very aware and concerned about the potential threats that could disrupt their operations. With their business continuity plans in place, businesses are investing in new technologies like network enabled cloud services to help strengthen and expand their overall continuity strategies."

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