Study Says Middle East Seeing a Rise in Managed BC/DR Strategies

According to the Gulf News, the International Data Corporation (IDC), an advisory firm, has found that 54% of organizations in the Middle East have planned to invest in business continuity/disaster recovery solutions over this year and 2015.

The data comes from IDC’s “Middle East CIO Survey 2014,” which also found that 43% of organizations in the region already have an existing BC/DR solution.

According to the Gulf News, the survey found that the main advantages the organizations experienced as a result of adopting managed BC/DR services were the following:

  • “Cost savings in both CAPEX (capital expenditure) and OPEX (operating expenses) by not investing in a dedicated DR”
  • “Rapid access to scalability whenever required”
  • “Proactive alignment of BC/DR needs as per business changes”
  • “Access to the latest technology and best-of-breed IT security solutions”
  • “Hassle-free management and additional bandwidth to drive innovation”

According to the article, over the last couple years, IDC has seen a “continuous rise in the adoption of managed BC/DR services in the United Arab Emirates.”

“IDC believes that BC/DR services will continue to become an integral part of business and IT strategies across the whole gamut of industries and segments, with managed BC/DR, in particular, gaining significant adoption in the coming years.”

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