Eighty-three percent of executives indicated that business
continuity and disaster recovery planning was a
priority for their organizations, a 12% year-over-year increase.
Six out of ten said they had invested in mobile security services,
the potential of security breaches being their most pressing
AT&T's 2012 survey results are based on 504 online surveys of
IT executives of companies with over $25 million in annual revenue,
with 2% of survey respondents being IT executives at government
organizations. Online surveys of IT execs were conducted in five
selected market areas for the 2012 survey: Florida (100), Los
Angeles/Orange County (101), New York DMA (101), Ohio (101) and
Almost half (48%) of survey respondents indicated business
continuity and disaster recovery planning has always
been a priority for their businesses. Another 35% indicated it has
become one in recent years due to natural disasters, political
unrest, security and terrorist threats.
Forty-seven percent of respondents said their IT budgets for 2012
were higher than that for the two previous years, while 35% said
their organizations' IT budgets remained the same. Sixty-five
percent said their companies were investing in new telecoms
technology in 2012 as compared to 80% in 2011 and 72% in
Thirty-two percent said their organizations were very concerned
about the security threats posed by increasing use of social
networks this year, 44% were very concerned and 18% somewhat
concerned. That's roughly in line with the 33% that were very
concerned, 46% that were somewhat concerned, and 16% not very
concerned in 2011.
Fifty-five percent of respondents said their organizations
provided access to social networking tools via the organization's
network, pretty much unchanged from the 56% that said so in
Thirty-three percent said their companies/organizations were very
concerned about mobile security threats posed by increased usage,
54% were somewhat concerned and 11% were not very concerned. That
compares to 37% that were very concerned, 44% who were somewhat
concerned and 15% which were not very concerned in 2011.
also published a regional breakdown of its 2012 and previous
years' survey results.
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