When quizzed on the key barriers to better data protection and disaster recovery operations, businesses pointed to inadequate training of IT personnel (reported by 62 percent of U.S. organizations) and lack of budget (54 percent). Just 26 percent of organizations in the U.S. have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, although the majority of them reported they would implement one within the next year, the survey found. Another significant challenge was lack of employee understanding of procedures in the disaster recovery plan, which was reported by 40 percent of companies in the United States.
“It is broadly acknowledged that cloud computing can offer many benefits to organizations that require more agile and cost-effective ways of delivering IT services,” Bill Mann, senior vice president of data management at CA said in a statement. “This survey reveals that one of those benefits is improved data protection—which remains a huge challenge in conventional, noncloud environments.”