Average organization suffers five critical IT incidents a month: survey

Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017 09:10

In a report entitled ‘Damage Control — The Impact of Critical IT Incidents’, Splunk Inc. has published the results of new research from analyst firm Quocirca. Findings show that the average organization suffers five critical IT incidents a month with each one costing the IT department on average USD $36,326 and a further $105,302 to the rest of the business. This is forcing IT departments to take resources away from the development of new services to maintain existing infrastructure. 

Other findings from the report include:


Quocirca surveyed 1,000 companies in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

The full report commissioned by Splunk can be downloaded here.