Organisations across a spectrum of industries have realised big profit gains and new market opportunities as the direct result of savvy technology investments made in the Internet era. So naturally, businesses funnel serious money into their enterprise infrastructures, accounting for much of the $1.6 trillion research firm IDC says was spent globally last year alone on IT products and services.
For this outlay, shareholders and corporate board members expect to a solid payoff. Yet concerns about the elevated risk that comes with putting so many corporate operations online and the potential fallout from a disaster or data loss gives even the most adventurous pause. Consider the Gartner estimate that 40% of all companies that suffer a disaster go under within five years of the incident.
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