Protecting IT Assets During Disasters and Outages

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-02-06 Email

Despite the frequency of disasters and network outages, many organizations remain under-prepared for these incidents, according to a recent survey from Evolve IP. As a result, these companies run the risk of losing IT assets that directly impact productivity and profitability, findings show. Many organizations have suffered multiple incidents within the past five years, and it frequently takes an entire day or longer to bounce back from major events. The most common causes of disasters and outages are hardware failures and server room issues, but natural disasters, such as floods, storms and fires, also play a major role. One possible remedy: disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), which many businesses are using as a means to safeguard against anything and everything. "For many organizations, the question isn't 'if' they will suffer a disaster, it's 'when,'" says Tim Allen, chief sales officer at Evolve IP. "When disaster hits, [it typically takes] over a day to recover, causing financial as well as data losses." Nearly 2,085 IT professionals and executives took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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