IT Execs and Managers See DR Needs Differently

By Gina Roos

Disaster recovery (DR) is emerging as a business priority as IT executives focus increasingly on data protection and delivering uninterrupted services, according to a report released by disaster recovery-as-a-service provider Bluelock, in conjunction with IDG Research. The report, "Disaster Recovery: Motivation for DraaS," points to a wide gap in how much confidence IT executives and IT directors/managers have in their companies' DR practices. This disparity—a growing challenge for IT organizations—and lack of confidence on the part of IT managers is attributed to their better day-to-day insight into potential capability and strategy gaps, the study found. Although IT executives may be overconfident in their companies' disaster recovery capabilities and want DR strategies that free up IT resources for strategic business initiatives, the majority of IT managers believe DR is time-consuming, complex and difficult to deploy. One remedy is finding a DRaaS partner that can work as an extension of your internal IT team. Here are key survey takeaways that show the differences between how IT execs and IT managers view their DR capabilities and priorities.

This article was originally published on 2016-05-27