Data protection overlooked in race for digital transformation - IDC

Nearly half of respondents (49%) from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region suffered an unrecoverable data event in the last three years with 40% of these respondents experiencing a greater direct loss of revenue from tech-related disruptions, according to the findings of an IDC whitepaper commissioned by Zerto, State of IT Resilience.  The IDC research surveyed 500 senior-level IT and business managers from over 10 unique industries and companies of all sizes and geographies about the challenges to achieve IT resiliency and its importance to digital transformation and included respondents from Australia and Singapore.  While the majority of businesses surveyed have a cloud, digital transformation or modernisation project already planned for the next two years, these same businesses rate themselves as immature on resilience objectives.  This gap highlights the current demands on IT teams who are being tasked with cloud and modernisation projects even as they struggle to keep pace with basic protection and recovery.  The survey results validate that only resilient operations can businesses mitigate the risk of downtime and focus on projects that drive transformation.

Here are some of the key findings of the research.

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