There’s no doubting that today’s IT community is stretched. Most IT professionals are so busy dealing with everyday challenges and managing fires that there’s hardly ever time to recognise progress. However organisations are making progress protecting their data from traditional risks.
According to the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016 research released by EMC, organisations have reduced the frequency of the top four traditional causes of data loss. This marks real progress in the efforts to ensure data is available no matter what happens.
But it’s not all roses.
At the same time that businesses are improving their defences against traditional risks, new data protection challenges are emerging and are taking their toll on unprepared organisations. Compared to the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2014, 13% more organisations have experienced data loss or disruption in the 12 preceding months, costing them an average of $914,000.
What are the three biggest emerging challenges businesses need to come to grips with today to keep their data safe?
Overall, less than one fifth (18%) said they were confident that their data protection solutions will meet their future business challenges. With emerging challenges already contributing to a $914,000 price tag for data loss or disruption incidents to affected enterprises globally in the past 12 months organisations need to act now to ensure that their data protection strategy is fit for the future. Businesses need to build on the progress that they’ve already made with respect to traditional threats and partner with a vendor who can help them extend that progress to new challenges in order to ensure that they have data protection everywhere.
Is your data still protected?
Article by Lucas Salter, EMC ANZ