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