App Outages Pose Costly Challenges for CIOs

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-21-2015 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The majority of CIOs are failing to meet their organizations’ needs when it comes to providing instant, uninterrupted access to business apps, according to a recent survey from Veeam Software. And the inability to provide these IT services is costing organizations money: Unplanned application downtime occurs more than once a month for organizations, and such failures result in lost revenue, productivity, opportunities and missing data, according to the survey’s findings. To address availability issues, a majority of CIOs are turning to data center modernization, among other remedies. "Businesses globally are (led) to believe they have to accept downtime," said Ratmir Timashev, CEO at Veeam. "This isn't acceptable. Organizations can't afford to lose millions of dollars from IT failures, nor can they continue to gamble with data availability." The findings also shed light on the overall top tech investments for IT leaders. A total of 760 global CIOs and senior IT decision-makers took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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