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Our staff believes that a report recently released by Vision Solutions entitled “The 2016 State of Resilience: Keep Your Data Moving” contains information both important and pertinent to your own organization’s risk management, disaster recovery and strategic planning methodologies.

Resilient Companies

All too often in reaction to a crisis will most companies finally focus their attention on the importance of the IT department and the critical role(s) this department plays to help mitigate that incident.

IT Departments should be recognized for the key role they can and do play in resilient companies.

Even while your IT professionals are operating and protecting vital systems every day to reach organizational resiliency objectives — they  must simultaneously adapt and respond to many other challenges such as:

  1. The borders of the enterprise which seem to be dissolving as corporate employees network across the globe, using their own cellphones and tablets.
  2. The Internet of Things (IoT) always increases the need for more rapid indexing and storage.
  3. New global legislation about sharing and transferring data.
  4. Growing pressure to position the IT department as a competitive business advantage, rather than just a cost center.
  5. To constantly learn from the fact that even the most powerful and visible businesses experienced IT technology crises in this last year.
  6. Feeling the strain of managing massive volumes of data, all while protecting their companies from downtime and data loss, and
  7. In the end, IT technology systems must be engineered to survive natural disasters such as storms, power outages and water damage.

This 2016 State of Resilience Report — in keeping with the general trend of globalization of data —presents particularly intriguing and deep insights into how and what other groups are doing to face these issues.

Respondents to this report represented a wide range of countries: Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Jordan in the Middle East; Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia in the Asia Pacific; Columbia, Peru, and Brazil in Latin America; France, Italy, and Denmark in Europe; and the U.S. and Canada in North America, to name a few.

There were 2,261 respondents to this report — Professional titles varied widely, from CTO and VP of Information Technology, to cloud architect, systems administrator, and principal systems engineer.

This report also addresses the fact that the computing industry keeps pushing the limits of technology – yet – at the same time, fully recognizes that not all businesses move at the same pace.

Putting this report in your organization’s reading resource library will help your IT professionals have a resource to guide them in the development of policies ad processes to further their company’s strategic objectives.  The information from this report can potentially help them make deliberate choices about how their company needs to embrace technology, while at the same time, factoring in the dynamics of budgets, staffing, timing and the use of outside consultants as needed.

In summary this report is organized to recognize the following major sub-categories:

  1. Central Issues for Information Technology Leaders
  2. The State of Migrations
  3. The State of High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  4. The State of Cloud Computing, and
  5. The State of Data Sharing

If you believe this kind of information would be helpful and useful data to pass on to the Information Security teams in your company, then Click Here to read and download this report.

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