By Chris Pope - 2015-09-17
Traditional approaches to managing IT and having the best ‘Incident Response Plan’ are no longer enough. Organizations need to proactively manage and be predictive about the constantly changing environment and evolving complexities. If they don’t, it can be too late and they will be caught off guard.
Take financial institutions, for example. A survey looked at how resilient the financial sector is and how quickly the sector recover from major operational disruptions. The finding: The heavy reliance on IT systems, networks and the cloud naturally increased the risk of disruption.
In addition, with Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions (G-SIFI) and Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFI), there’s an even greater need to manage the chance of large-scale disruption. Avoiding a 2008 style meltdown is at the forefront of the need for ‘Resiliency’.
Resiliency: “The ability to recover from adversity to your original state.”
Why is this?
While traditional business transformation programs by IT organizations have focused on people, process and technology,the cloud introduces new elements to control, requiring new personas and resources. For example, organizations also have to focus on facilities and vendor partners across its supply chain, areas not traditionally part of IT’s span of control..
A ‘Must Have’ Checklist in Preparing for Resiliency in the Cloud Era
The expanded span of control for IT can be broken down more specifically to the following five areas:
As your IT organization takes more control across the enterprise, IT professionals need to ask themselves, “How prepared am I to address the new and evolving challenges of resilience and IT risk?”
This is a topic that dovetails well with the work we do in govern
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