Are You Prepared to Withstand Unplanned Downtime, Security Breaches and Data Loss?

EMC recently released the 2013 IT Trust Curve Global Study. EMC states, “The 2013 IT Trust Curve Global Study surveyed 3,200 respondents in 16 markets around the globe to assess their organizations’ IT maturity levels and ability to withstand and quickly recover from disruptive incidents such as unplanned downtime, security breaches and data loss.”

I found the report fascinating to read and go through. It’s clear to all of us that technology presents great opportunity and risks for organizations. EMC states, "The results reveal deep and far reaching insight into IT preparedness and the benefits an organization can realize through a high level of confidence in IT as well as the possible consequences that result from neglecting organizational IT systems.”

EMC worked with independent research company Vanson Bourne to conduct the global IT Trust Curve survey, which included:

  • 3,200 interviews of 1,600 IT and 1,600 business decision makers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, India, South Africa, Australia, Japan, China and the Nordic and Benelux regions.
  • Respondents were employed at companies within ten industry sectors (life sciences, financial services, IT and technology, healthcare, the public sector, manufacturing, retail, energy, media & entertainment and consulting)
  • 50% working for organizations with 100-1000 employees and the other 50% at organizations with more than 1000 employees.

The report was a great read, and EMC created a great infographic that highlights the results:


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