Thursday, January 24, 2008


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SteelEye Technology has released its Technology Business Continuity Index. This annual survey conducted by the data replication and protection software developer polls IT professionals and business executives and looks at adoption levels, best practices and attitudes about business continuity. The bottom line of this year's report is that threats to business continuity are increasing, so business leaders are placing increasing priorities on business continuity. Here are some of the most significant findings of the survey:

  • More than 50 percent of the CEOs surveyed regarded outages of services such as financial transaction processing or customer service as being "fatal" to their business.
  • More than 40 percent of all respondents feel the average IT organization is more prepared for business continuity threats than last year.
  • Less than 28 percent of IT managers feel their CEOs haven't prioritized business continuity assurance.
  • 87 percent of C-level executives feel the average IT organization faces the same threats or even more threats to business continuity than last year.
  • 63 percent of C-level executives feel there are now more potential threats to IT systems that are in turn threats to business continuity.
  • 81 percent of IT managers feel their CEOs consider business continuity a top priority.
  • 66 percent of IT managers feel their CEOs understand the steps and precautions required to ensure business continuity.
That last one is good news indeed. You won't be barking up the wrong tree when you go to your CEO asking for funding for data protection or secure offline storage.