The wake of 2019 has witnessed business continuity management (BCM) evolve at a rapid pace within enterprises to meet the ever-increasing market demands and regulatory needs. As the enterprises have assessed significant business and technology changes from different perspectives such as the impact on existing processes, the associated risks, and the most important consideration, how technology transitions can be used such that the continuity capabilities can be improved, they have realized that they have to evolve as an organization to stay put with the market when it comes to business continuity.
The most notable trends that have had an impact on the various companies' operations recently on the business continuity side of things has been server and desktop virtualization, the emergence of mobile devices, and cloud computing. These trends are creating a long-dues effect on the way that enterprises handle business continuity planning and testing for different companies. Although, according to experts, 2019 has all the promises to be the best and an exciting year for the business continuity space, the companies have to ensure that they evolve continuously to stay abreast of the latest in this field.
While virtualization has made it seamless for the IT executives and their organizations to create reliable business continuity planning, by leveraging SaaS for client-facing applications, the means of continued availability has improved as well. On the other hand, workforce has witnessed a sudden proliferation of mobile devices which has resulted in a beneficial outcome for the business as it has provided the organizations with better flexibility for workforce recovery options. Lastly, the widespread adoption of the mobile devices and the corresponding easier Internet access has been supporting the case for leveraging social technologies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Skype as one of the many critical components of an organization's response and business continuity plan.
Further, with the heightened sensitivity that has manifested around data security and the tolerance for data loss diminishing due to the increasing threat landscape, companies are in no position to afford and expose their data in an unnecessarily way. The only option that the companies have is to invest in security solutions which is necessary in an obvious way but sometimes it can be that it is virtually impossible for the companies to prevent attacks from happening in a proactive or reactive way. When these breaches happen, business continuity plays an important role in providing the easiest route to getting the operations running with the least possible inconvenience to the end users—whether it be the companies' personnel or its customers.
To assist decision makers in finding the right connected security solutions, a distinguished selection panel of CEOs, CIOs, MDs, VPs, and Directors from the business continuity sector and the editorial board of CIO Applications Magazine has selected the leading business continuity services providers.
We have considered the vendor’s ability to building solutions and services that can play a significant role in addressing the connected security needs of organizations. On that note, we present you the “Top 10 Business Continuity Consulting/Services Companies - 2019.”