IT Resilience and How to Create it

Given recent events, the topic of IT resilience has never been more relevant. Practically every organization has faced some kind of technical challenge from COVID-19. With IT infrastructure being essential to keeping many companies running, there has been more pressure than ever to maintain a constant and reliable service. In some cases, new functionality has had to be quickly developed and deployed. Organizations with a more resilient IT setup have been able to react more efficiently and adapt much quicker. But how exactly can IT resilience be built? And in a time of limited resources, how can you best go about building it up?

 

Disaster Recovery vs IT Resilience

A common approach to unexpected events is to behave reactively. In fact, 60% of organizations don’t have a fully documented disaster recovery plan. That means in situations like the current one, they have to plan on the go making them incredibly reactive. Even if there is a full plan, execution can be very difficult. Taking decisions at the right time can make a significant financial difference. These decisions will still need to be taken quickly and time to gather information is a luxury most crises don’t afford. T

It . It proactively makes your infrastructure more flexible and adaptable so it can function under unusual circumstances. Instead of dealing with a mess when your systems fail, it has anticipated it to an extent and allows key business functions to continue. Such

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