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Confidence in disaster recovery plans falls for second consecutive year

Confidence in disaster recovery plans falls for second consecutive year

News   •   Aug 14, 2017 16:41 BST

Organizations are now less confident in their ability to recover from an incident, according to a new study conducted by Databarracks, which suggests that contributing factors include a lack of testing, budgetary constraints and the growing cyber threat landscape.

Over three quarters of organizations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

Over three quarters of organizations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

News   •   Jun 16, 2017 15:43 BST

Many organizations don’t devote enough attention to mission-critical applications when creating disaster recovery (DR) plans, and one of the biggest reasons is the 'resiliency perception gap', or the gap between executives’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their resiliency strategies and how successful these plans actually are at protecting against application outages or downtime.

​How to survive a ransomware attack

​How to survive a ransomware attack

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 09:10 BST

Recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched its first joint report into ‘​The cyber threat to UK businesses’. Outlined are the key trends that are expected to be seen across the cyber security industry over the coming months. Ransomware was recognised as an escalating threat to UK businesses.

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 15:41 GMT

When it comes to assessing an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect exists between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly 7 in 10 CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organization is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a study by Evolve IP, less than half of IT pros (44.5%) are as confident.

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

News   •   Mar 24, 2016 16:09 GMT

Small and medium sized businesses are increasingly focused on disaster recovery readiness, with as many as 84% noting that several days of IT downtime would result in moderate to catastrophic costs and loss. To make sure they are covered in the event of a disaster, more than half (53%) rely on more than one DR method to 'hedge their bets' to ensure recoverability.

How will disaster recovery testing have to change in the era of cloud?

How will disaster recovery testing have to change in the era of cloud?

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2015 15:19 BST

​In the interconnected, digital age, the dynamics relating to IT disaster recovery testing are changing. Adoption of new technologies and the gradual introduction of new business models are having an impact on the way business continuity and IT disaster recovery managers are planning for and conducting rehearsals and tests.

Disaster recovery testing for SMEs: What you need to know

Disaster recovery testing for SMEs: What you need to know

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2015 12:38 GMT

​Testing is the biggest concern we hear around business continuity, and particularly IT disaster recovery. Lack of time is the most common reason given for the lack of DR testing in the UK. In fact, well over a third of the 400 IT professionals in our 2014 ​Data Health Check listed lack of time as the main reason they hadn’t tested their DR system in the last 12 months.

Dealing with the loss of data

Dealing with the loss of data

News   •   Feb 11, 2015 13:59 GMT

A new study from Kroll Ontrack has now shown just how common this is by revealing that over a 12 month period from 2013 to 2014, one in four (25%) UK workers interviewed as part of their research lost work data due to malfunction or corruption of technology.

Sharing the plan with employees

Sharing the plan with employees

News   •   Jan 23, 2015 14:11 GMT

​A new study titled ‘An inside look at disaster recovery planning’ has revealed just how little employees know about their organization’s planned response to a crisis. In a survey by HOB, 40% of respondents stated that their company either does not have systems in place to protect data in an emergency, or they are not aware of the existence of these procedures.

One third of IT professionals experience disaster recovery

One third of IT professionals experience disaster recovery

News   •   Jan 19, 2015 16:25 GMT

​More than a third (34%) of IT professionals report their organization has suffered a major incident that has required them to implement disaster recovery procedures. In the event of a disaster or other incident occurring, 51% believe they are only ‘somewhat prepared’ to recover their IT and related assets.

48% increase in number of detected cyber security incidents

48% increase in number of detected cyber security incidents

News   •   Jan 13, 2015 14:10 GMT

It may not come as a surprise that cyber security incidents are on the rise. Open any newspaper today and you will no doubt come across yet another article highlighting some organization that has become the latest victim of a breach in online security.

Increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery

Increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery

News   •   May 19, 2014 11:03 BST

A survey by eHosting DataFort (eHDF) in partnership with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Continuity and Resilience (CORE) has revealed an increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery in the Middle East over the last two years demonstrating that organizations are starting to take the threat more seriously.