By Dean Workman
Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa.
The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resilience is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT.
For a long time, technology was removed from the business discussion. If anything, IT departments were relegated to managing the hardware and software within the company, and had few opportunities to provide guidance on strategy. But thanks to the evolution taking place within the end-user market, technology has very much become a priority on the corporate agenda.
In fact, the recently published 2017 Veeam Availability Report shows that more companies are considering cloud as a viable springboard to their digital agenda. Software-as-a-service investment is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in the next 12 months. Indeed, almost half of IT leaders surveyed (43 percent) believe cloud providers can deliver better service levels for mission-critical data than their internal IT processes.
Consumers and other stakeholders are reliant on mobile devices to access information wherever they are. This in turn is putting pressure on the company to ensure that Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa