“The 2013 IT Trust Curve study surveyed 3,200 respondents 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…Today’s business environment is both ripe with opportunity and fraught with risk. This dichotomy is revealing itself in the world of IT – and throughout boardrooms across the globe – like never before. As more mission-critical applications are now deployed on virtualized environments, new approaches are needed to eliminate expansive and debilitating downtime. Fighting today’s sophisticated cyber attacks and intrusions calls for a move beyond perimeter protection to intelligence-driven security analytics with monitoring and response capabilities to defend against more advanced threats to the business. Integrated backup & recovery needs to be more effective than ever before to prevent data loss, improve protection and speed time to recovery. To get a pulse on how these dynamics are playing out globally, EMC commissioned independent research company Vanson Bourne to conduct the global IT Trust Curve survey, comprised of 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), with 50% working for organizations with 100-1000 employees and the other 50% at organizations with more than 1000 employees. 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.”
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