Most global organizations have too many data center locations in too many countries, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that in order for enterprises to save costs and optimize service delivery, they need a twin data center topology for each continent of major business activity.
With the Eurozone crisis threatening to bring the world into another global recession, Gartner is advising CIOs to be on guard as the responsibility to ensure business continuity is in their hands.
Organizations have made strides in business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning. But BC/DR professionals need to sharpen their business skills to truly protect their organizations. Continue reading Business Continuity: Needs Improvement
Enterprise security budgets have always been difficult to justify, and the global economic crisis is making this critical process even more difficult, according to Gartner, Inc. Corporate security professionals face a complex situation as they work with highly constrained financial and staffing resources to manage and mitigate a rapidly changing and expanding risk environment.
The ongoing global economic crisis is having a severe impact on business continuity management (BCM), in the United States and elsewhere. Senior managers are being downsized to cut head count and compensation costs. Recovery projects and enhancements are being delayed or canceled altogether as IT budgets are slashed.