Disaster Recovery More Important to IT Than It Is to Business Execs
A Bluelock survey found IT professionals tend to place a higher value on protecting their business against technology-related disruptions than executives do.One-third of companies have experienced a technology-related disruption in the past two years, and the most common reason for not investing in disaster recovery (DR) is because of more pressing priorities, according to a Bluelock survey highlighting the disparity between IT professionals and C-level execs on IT security and recovery issues. The survey revealed major disconnects between company leadership and IT: While 73 percent of executives have high confidence in their company’s ability to recover systems within time objectives, that number falls to 45 percent among IT professionals. About half of executives surveyed place a high value on protecting the business against disruption, compared with 80 percent of IT professionals, according to the survey. About a third of executives said they consider funding for IT disaster recovery (DR) very good, but fewer than 2 in 10 (19 percent) of IT professionals said they felt the same way.
The survey found 11.5 percent of companies don’t even have a DR plan, even though 40 percent of VP- or C-level executives and 31 percent of IT professionals said a technology-related disruption has impacted their company’s ability to deliver products or solutions.