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Roberta J. Witty
Research VP
11 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. Ms. Witty is the role specialty lead for… Read Full Bio

Women’s Future in BCM Requires Innovation, Collaboration and Adaptability Capabilities, and Professional Respect From Management, 09 November 2017 (G00340557)

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 14, 2017

Gartner Inc. and the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) joined forces to conduct a survey of the ACP membership regarding gender diversity in the business continuity management (BCM) profession.  The results presented in this research are based on a Gartner survey conducted to explore two objectives: the gender makeup of the BCM discipline and its […]

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The Business Continuity Manager’s First 100 Days (G00266694)

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 7, 2017

How you perform in your first 100 days as a BCM program manager is crucial to your success or failure. Security and risk management leaders responsible for business continuity management (BCM) should use Gartner’s target outcomes, advice and supporting resources to succeed in the early days of their new role. Our key findings for the […]

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PUBLISHED! Cool Vendors in Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2016

by Roberta J. Witty  |  May 4, 2016

Cool Vendors in Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2016 03 May 2016 G00300190 Analyst(s): Roberta J. Witty | Dave Russell | John P Morency BCM and IT DRM managers can improve operational resilience by using innovative backup and recovery offerings for IT services, including big data applications, as well as risk visualization automation to […]

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PUBLISHED! Develop Contingency Plans for Your Critical Suppliers, or Risk Business Disruption

by Roberta J. Witty  |  May 2, 2016

Develop Contingency Plans for Your Critical Suppliers, or Risk Business Disruption 29 April 2016 | ID: G00292751 Christopher Ambrose | Roberta J. Witty | Gayla Sullivan Failure to create contingency plans for the loss of suppliers that support critical business processes or systems can result in significant business disruptions. Vendor risk management leaders must ensure […]

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Published: Prepare for and Respond to a Business Disruption After an Aggressive Cyberattack

by Roberta J. Witty  |  April 4, 2016

Prepare for and Respond to a Business Disruption After an Aggressive Cyberattack 01 April 2016 G00275607 Analyst(s): Roberta J. Witty | John P Morency | Rob McMillan | Robert Rhame Global boardroom awareness of the rapid increase in the scale and sophistication of cyberattacks, as well as their financial and reputational impact, is skyrocketing. To […]

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YOU Can Now Review Your BCMP Solution on Gartner’s Peer Insights

by Roberta J. Witty  |  February 10, 2016

I am happy to announce that you can now provide a product review for your business continuity management planning (BCMP) solution! Gartner has expanded the market offerings on Gartner’s Peer Insights to include BCMP solution market. And – you don’t need to be a Gartner client to do so. We have provided a list of BCMP solutions, but if you […]

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Looking Ahead with Gartner’s BCM and IT Service Continuity Hype Cycles

by Roberta J. Witty  |  August 5, 2015

BCM is a mature management discipline for most processes and technologies. However, there is wide diversity in the strategic nature of BCM across enterprises and governments. Organizations that see BCM as an operational risk management domain will view BCM as strategic; those that don’t will continue to see BCM as a compliance/checklist activity. Therefore, implementation […]

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Ebola Virus Workplace Preparedness and Response Best Practices

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 17, 2014

Note: Gartner does not normally post detailed solutions via its publicly available blogs. After all, we are in business to provide solutions to our clients. However, issues of public safety deserve broad distribution in the public interest. Therefore, occasional exceptions are made to our normal blog policy. This post is one of those exceptions. Further […]

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The 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software is Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  August 28, 2014

Most BCMP tools meet customer needs for recovery plan management, and a consistent and repeatable plan development process. The growing focus on BCM program analytics and integration into the operational risk management initiative has resulted in increased sophistication of BCMP tools.  Read it here: http://www.gartner.com/document/2833119?ref=shareSummary.

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Gartner’s 2014 BCM and IT DRM Hype Cycle is Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  July 31, 2014

Supported by many of research colleagues at Gartner, John Morency and Roberta Witty recently completed our Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2014. This year’s Hype Cycle demonstrates that increasing deployments of cloud-based solutions and the adoption of the ISO 22301:2012 BCM standard are redefining the technology and process foundations of […]

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