What CIOs can learn in the wake of a major IT outage
Outages from Australian organisations across the financial, government, travel and telecommunications sectors seem to be occurring on a weekly basis often caused by hardware failures, software upgrades, human error and ransomware attacks – causing major service interruption.
The impact of these outages brings to light the stark reality that as cloud continues to evolve, there are serious challenges to its true resiliency to withstand unforced errors.
From reputational damage to lost revenue, lost productivity or other measures – one thing is certain, no business can afford an outage in today’s ultra-competitive business environment. There has never been a better time for CIOs to take a cold hard look at their business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) plans to see if they are truly prepared.