Continuity Software: Private, Public and Governmental Organizations Ill Prepared to Endure Disaster
Apr 13, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Continuity Software, a provider of disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity monitoring and management solutions, announced the results of its 2012 Service Availability Benchmark Survey.
According to a release, findings of the survey reveal that many enterprise IT organizations remain woefully ill prepared to face and endure an interruption in services and/or disaster of any duration, size or scale. In fact, more than a quarter of the firms surveyed admitted that they did not meet their service availability goals for their mission critical systems in 2011. Additionally, 84 percent confessed that they were aware that their organization lacked sufficient disaster recovery capacity, and 64 percent stated that they lacked confidence in their DR testing.
"Given the state of the world today - both in terms of universal agreement that data is every enterprise businesses' greatest asset and that between natural and manmade disasters, an IT catastrophe is not a question of 'if' it is simply a question of 'when' - it is astonishing that any IT executive could continue to neglect his/her data centers in such an egregious fashion, yet keep their jobs," said Deni Connor, Founding Analyst, Storage Strategies NOW/Systems Strategies NOW. "Clearly this survey not only reflects the vulnerable position of so many data centers, but the fact that DR and HA remains a back-office secret concealed from the eyes of the organizations' most senior executives, stock-holders and consumers."
"We at Continuity Software were not terribly surprised by the results of this survey. Our day-to-day conversations with IT executives and channel reseller partners over the years consistently confirm that organizations are simply not dedicating the time and resources necessary to protect their business," said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. "However, while for some it is a matter of neglect, for most IT executives it is an unfortunate result of being provided with limited operational and capital investment budgets."
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