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1 - 15 Important Facts About Business Resilience15 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.

2 - Migration FailuresMigration Failures

44% of IT leaders experienced a migration failure, representing an increase of more than 20% between 2014 and 2015.

3 - No OversightNo Oversight

70% of IT pros did not calculate the estimated hourly cost of migration downtime.

4 - Reasons for FailureReasons 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%).

5 - Who Handles MigrationsWho 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.

6 - Data Protection TechData Protection Tech

The average number of data protection technologies dropped from 2.9 in 2014 to 2.6 in 2015.

7 - Data Protection PlansData 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).

8 - Lack of ConfidenceLack 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.

9 - Public Clouds RulePublic Clouds Rule

57% of companies use public clouds, followed by hosted private (50%) and hybrid (40%) clouds.

10 - Popular Cloud ServicesPopular Cloud Services

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

11 - Cloud ChallengesCloud 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%).

12 - Data SharingData Sharing

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

13 - Shifting DataShifting 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%).

14 - Big Data MovesBig Data Moves

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

15 - Who Wants to OutsourceWho Wants to Outsource

52% of IT pros said they are considering outsourcing their IT functions.

16 - Top Outsourced ServicesTop 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%).