15 Important Facts About Business Resilience

 
 
By Gina Roos  |  Posted 2016-03-22 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    15 Important Facts About Business Resilience

    A new report looks at business resilience challenges for IT leaders, including migrations, high availability and disaster recovery, the cloud and data sharing.
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    2 - Migration Failures
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    Migration Failures

    44% of IT leaders experienced a migration failure, representing an increase of more than 20% between 2014 and 2015.
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    3 - No Oversight
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    No Oversight

    70% of IT pros did not calculate the estimated hourly cost of migration downtime.
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    4 - Reasons for Failure
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    Reasons for Failure

    55% of IT pros cited the inability to start applications on the new server in the required timeframe as the biggest reason for migration failure, followed by a lack of testing (38%).
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    5 - Who Handles Migrations
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    Who Handles Migrations

    49% of IT leaders used a combination of consultants and internal staff for migrations, and 42% only used internal staff. One of the biggest challenges: staff working overtime during the weekend.
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    6 - Data Protection Tech
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    Data Protection Tech

    The average number of data protection technologies dropped from 2.9 in 2014 to 2.6 in 2015.
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    7 - Data Protection Plans
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    Data Protection Plans

    Plans for data protection technologies were split between hardware-based storage (35%) and software-based solutions. However, 26% of IT pros said they will use third-party services, such as managed services, cloud and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).
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    Lack of Confidence

    85% of IT pros said they either had no recovery plan or were less than 100% confident that their plan was complete. Globally, only 15% were completely confident.
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    9 - Public Clouds Rule
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    Public Clouds Rule

    57% of companies use public clouds, followed by hosted private (50%) and hybrid (40%) clouds.
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    10 - Popular Cloud Services
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    Popular Cloud Services

    Widely used cloud models include software-as-a-service (72%) and infrastructure as a service (59%).
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    11 - Cloud Challenges
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    Cloud Challenges

    49% of IT pros report that maintaining control of their infrastructure is a challenge with cloud, followed by concern about protecting data access from other cloud customers (46%).
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    12 - Data Sharing
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    Data Sharing

    79% of companies rely on multiple databases, including those associated with business applications, and 68% with multiple databases share data among databases.
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    13 - Shifting Data
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    Shifting Data

    70% of IT pros are concerned about inconsistent information stored in different databases, which resulted in delaying critical decisions (42%), spending time reconciling discrepancies (41%) and low confidence in decisions (32%).
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    14 - Big Data Moves
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    Big Data Moves

    The number of companies using, evaluating or planning to evaluate big data increased from 28% in 2014 to 43% in 2015.
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    15 - Who Wants to Outsource
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    Who Wants to Outsource

    52% of IT pros said they are considering outsourcing their IT functions.
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    16 - Top Outsourced Services
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    Top Outsourced Services

    36% of IT pros said managed services was the top service likely to be outsourced, followed by audit (28%), HA/DR monitoring (25%) and application updates (23%).
 

How resilient is your business? That's what a new survey asks more than 2,000 chief technology officers, chief information officers and other IT professionals. The 2016 State of Resilience report from high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) specialist Vision Solutions examines key issues for IT leaders—including the state of migrations, HA/DR, cloud computing and data sharing. The study also provides several insights into respondents' outsourcing of IT professional services. One key finding of the global survey reveals that more than four in 10 IT leaders polled had a migration failure. In addition, the majority have no recovery plan and do not calculate the average cost of downtime, which delays critical business decisions. With reported challenges concerning how to protect and recover increasing volumes of data, how to leverage the cloud and how to mitigate failed migrations, IT service providers need to help their customers improve their IT resilience. Channel Insider looks at key takeaways from the research.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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