December 15, 2011 10:46 ET

AOTMP Report: Study Shows Inconsistent Adoption of Telecommunications Risk Mitigation Practices Across Enterprises Today

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - AOTMP today announced the release of its latest report titled "Fixed and Mobile Enterprise Adoption Trends: Risk Management." Representing findings from 201 enterprise professionals across 22 different industry sectors, the new report spotlights adoption trends associated with telecommunications risk management practices, addressing such topics as infrastructure reliability, contract and budget liability, and disaster recovery planning.

According to AOTMP research, significantly more enterprises are focused on mitigating risks associated with financial loss, as compared to risks that hinder productivity and cause information security threats. Priorities vary based on industry vertical sector. While retail organizations are likely to focus on productivity loss due to wireless outages, technology-based companies were identified as being the most concerned with assessing threats around security. Based on enterprise feedback, only 58% of all organizations have a fully deployed disaster recovery plan in place to address such threats.

"This report shows that despite perceived technical and financial threats, enterprises vary widely in actions they take to mitigate these risks," says Timothy C. Colwell, senior vice president of global information management at AOTMP. "Risk mitigation adoption levels illustrate the current paradox between enterprise concerns expressed and the actions they take to alleviate those concerns."

AOTMP's report explores enterprise trends and adoption rates associated with risk management practices. The report answers the following questions.

  • How are organizations mitigating technical, operational and financial risk?
  • What percentage of organizations currently has a disaster recovery and/or business continuity plan in place?
  • Who ultimately owns the assessment and monitoring of specific risk categories within an organization?

To download a complimentary summary of the research findings from this report, learn more about risk management best practices, or to view a comprehensive listing of all annual studies completed by AOTMP, visit

AOTMP, a leading telecom management resource, works with enterprises and suppliers to establish and maintain high-performance, best-in-class telecom environments. Leveraging its telecom management knowledge, industry intelligence and best practice expertise, AOTMP provides resources, drives improvements and measures performance to create immediate impact and long-term, sustainable results. From Fortune 50, small and medium businesses, to public sector markets, organizations seeking to reach peak performance turn to AOTMP's resources and expertise to implement a disciplined and best practice-driven approach for managing their fixed and mobile telecom environments. For more information, visit

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