IT directors are not prepared to deal with unexpected changes that hit their business, with just one in four having contingency plans in place.
Just 26% of 100 UK IT directors and chief information officers surveyed by research firm Vanson Bourne said they had contingency plans to fully manage unexpected change events arising from regulatory compliance, market conditions, competitive threats, mergers and acquisitions or other developments.
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The survey revealed that 14% of the IT directors admitted they had no contingency plans at all and that the consequences of unexpected change could damage their company’s operations.
The research, commissioned by change governance firm Serena Software found that 72% of IT directors were seeking “better enterprise-wide co-ordination”.