In IT, failure is not an option. Not surprisingly, organizations have made it a high priority to develop and implement reliable business continuity plans to ensure that IT services are always available to internal users and outside customers.
But recent technology developments and trends, most notably server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, the emergence of mobile devices in the workforce and social networks, are having an impact on how enterprises handle IT business continuity planning and testing. Much of the impact is for the better, experts say, but these trends can also create new challenges for IT, information security and risk management executives.
Here’s a look at how these tech megatrends are affecting IT business continuity specifically.
See 4 critical trends in IT business continuity: How IT business continuity is helped (and challenged) by 4 tech megatrends: social, mobile, virtualization and cloud, by Bob Violino for CSO Security and Risk.