Date Added: Mar 2010
In less time than most boards of directors have put off confronting their risk from some kind of data disaster, the dependence of a typical organization on its IT infrastructure has become absolute. IT today is how most organizations do whatever it is they do. The recent economic recession increased IT dependence as organizations eliminated many manual processes, implemented IT-based productivity initiatives and cut IT budgets at the same time. Further compounding the problem, mission critical applications are increasingly dependent on other applications, in a web of interdependence that functions like a living nervous system.