A Disaster Recovery Plan is like an insurance policy. It’s the thing you never hope to need, but are thankful to have when you do. If accidentally putting your phone through the wash feels like a chilly Spring breeze, suffering an organisation–wide operations failure would be a category 5 tornado in the dead of winter. That insurance with the help of IT Managed Services would come in handy, wouldn’t it? For something so critical to maintaining the function and security of a business, you’d be surprised just how many don’t take disaster recovery seriously. You might even be one of them. And you’re not alone. 40% of all businesses rate their organisation’s ability to swiftly recover operations after a disaster as fair to poor, and 3 out of 4 businesses receive a fail grading for DR strategy. Ironically, 95% of businesses experience system failures due to incidents unrelated to natural disasters. These operational disasters account for 45% of all system disasters, with natural disasters and human error accounting for 35% and 19%. And then there’s that 1% of freak, what the hell just happened?!?! occurrences. So if the chance of suffering some kind of system disaster is so high, why aren’t more businesses investing in an effective DRP? Think you’ve got DR covered on your own? Here are 5 reasons your disaster recovery plan will fail.
Buy in for new technology is difficult to achieve across organisations of all sizes. Whether you have an in-house IT team, outsourced provider or have a one man operation, rolling out new tech always comes with inherent challenges.
The role of CIO in most organisations is rapidly changing with an ever advancing technological landscape. It is also harder to define the exact role with many organisations sharing the term CTO and CIO. For the purposes of this article we are adopting the definition that ComputerWeekly explained in a recent article.
The role of CIO is more than ever akin to trying to juggle while on a tightrope, hurtling towards a wall. It's complicated, it's constantly moving and if you fall off, it's going to take some time to get back on top.