IT forms the basis for your company to keep up with digital demand and stay ahead of the competition. Downtime is not acceptable, and the inability to respond in time can put you out of business. For many organizations, understanding how resilient they are can be a nebulous issue. It’s tricky to measure it consistently in a way that allows real comparison with peers or competitors. Yet, it’s something most you need to get a really good grasp on because, if you can measure it, you can manage it.
We define IT resilience as being prepared for any type of disruption – planned or unplanned – to eliminate the risk of downtime so your customers’ experiences are seamless, and your focus and limited IT resources remain allocated to projects that drive transformation.
Understanding this on a macro level is why we teamed up with our colleagues over at IDC in 2018 to design the ‘State of IT Resilience Survey’. Its mission was to collect insight and data from 500 C-level executives and IT professionals on the state and maturity of IT resilience as the cornerstone of wider business resilience.
We asked businesses about the risks to resilience they have been encountering:
So, what’s the take away? The resilience of businesses’ IT is under constant pressure. Malicious attacks are causing enormous levels of disruption, and it’s clear that for many organizations their ability to avoid and mitigate IT-related disruption is not where it needs to be.
So, what do organizations plan to do about threats to their IT resilience?
IT leaders and professionals clearly understand the pressing requirement for better resilience, and it’s imperative to your business to address the momentum behind resilient IT.
Join our next webinar on Tuesday, July 23, to find out how to make your organization IT resilient. Remove the risk of disruption and data loss, which can jeopardize customer loyalty, company reputation, productivity and employee morale.