13th April, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
The recent spate of natural disasters has resulted in many finance service organisations working out a full-scale business continuity plan in their office space. According to the Acronis Global Disaster Recovery Index 2012, 60 per cent of companies surveyed claim that they are taking action so that they do not lose vital information due to unforeseen circumstances.
In fact, 46 per cent have not only set up a plan to thwart these issues, but have also gone one step further and implemented it in their workplace.
On top of this, 66 per cent of respondents have increased how often they check their backup and data recovery plans compared to before 2011.
Acronis’ study also highlighted that many companies are looking to limit the number of occasions where they suffer data loss.
More staff training opportunities are being provided by 45 per cent of those surveyed, while 44 per cent have chosen to boost their office space design with a third-party data centre.
Almost a third of respondents (32 per cent) have even gone to such extremes as protecting their important information by investing in their own data centre.
Karl Sice, the general manager of Pacific at Acronis, believes that before such disasters as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused widespread data losses, many businesses may have been too relaxed with their security protocols.
He explained: “IT managers within financial services state that the biggest threat to their disaster recovery strategy is complacency.”
This point is underlined by the fact that the latest Acronis Global Disaster Recovery Index found that 2.2 days a year are lost on average due to system downtime.
In other problems which could affect productivity inside an office space, a Policy Voice survey highlighted that 39.76 per cent of company owners believe that a fuel strike would have a significant negative impact on their business.
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Posted on: April 13, 2012
Filed under: Technology