IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

A research study by Dimensional Research, commissioned by StorageCraft, shows that many organizations’ IT decision makers are not sufficiently prepared for recovery should the need to restore from their data backup arises. The study covered 709 IT decision makers with responsibility for data protection and storage solutions in companies with 100 - 2,500 employees.

The findings illustrate the need for better business recovery preparedness:

  • Only 15 percent of organizations can recover from severe data loss within an hour;
  • 41 percent of organizations have experienced data loss in the last year;
  • Close to a quarter of organizations with a recovery plan do not test it;
  • Organizations do not test recovery plans frequently. Nearly half (46 percent) of all organizations with recovery plans only test their plans once every 12 months or even less;
  • Nearly half of organizations mistakenly believe their public cloud services provider is responsible for data and application recovery in case of a ransomware attack or data loss;
  • 39 percent of IT decision makers believe being unable to manage data growth will make them more susceptible to security risk.

In response to the survey StorageCraft is proposing that, starting in 2020, September 3rd becomes annual World Data Recovery Day to help focus on this important and seemingly often neglected area of business continuity.

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