Businesses are not sufficiently prepared for disaster, according to new research, because their business continuity plans are inadequate.A survey conducted by Version One found that the number of businesses claiming to have an established business continuity plan has increased by 20 per cent since January last year to reach 80 per cent.Despite this, 32 per cent of those companies apparently with either a full or reasonable plan in place could not explain what that plan incorporates. Just 15 per cent were able to confirm that their strategy involved essential elements such as site security, IT back-up and communications."It's heartening that so many organisations are claiming to have business recovery plans in place should the worst happen," said Tony Bray, sales and marketing director at Version One. "However, it's also clear that companies who claim to have reasonable plans are failing to consider all areas of the business when preparing for a disaster."Of the 75 UK companies surveyed, just 37 per cent said their organisation had a comprehensive continuity plan drawn up.© Adfero Ltd