IT downtime, whether planned or unplanned, undoubtedly causes serious and costly implications for organisations. In fact, according to Gartner, two out of five businesses will disappear within five years if they suffer a major IT outage.
The recent bushfires and recurring floods in Australia this year shows that we are by no means immune to external factors such as those with the potential to cause major disruption for businesses, including serious disaster recovery scenarios such as IT outages. Despite advancements in infrastructure robustness, many businesses still face database, hardware and software downtime. Downtime can vary from a few hours to shutting down a business for days.