There have been few organizational priorities of more importance than business resilience in 2020. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that completely upended carefully thought out annual plans and initiatives, COVID-19 has forced organizations to re-evaluate priorities and focus resources on solutions that empower their organization’s continued success.
Cloud migration initiatives have been key activities with multi-year deployment plans, but in 2020 it catapulted to the top of the list as IT leaders and executives sought to shift business models overnight, enable a remote workforce, and maintain high levels of productivity without sacrificing security. New applications and collaboration tools have been launched expeditiously to meet employee needs, but unfortunately, not every business takes the time to ensure new applications and workloads are fully protected against the inevitable – user errors, unexpected data loss, and potentially malicious actors.
Druva saw first-hand the value of data rise as organizations sought to enhance security and management for data being created, stored and shared in more places and ways than ever before. With this understanding, we sought to measure the pulse of global IT leaders through our inaugural 2020 Value of Data survey.
Based on responses from more than 700 IT leaders across the United States and the United Kingdom, this year’s report offers a glimpse into the unprecedented challenges businesses are facing – the growing reliance on data, and the need for comprehensive data protection to speed digital transformation and ensure business resiliency. The following are key takeaways and trends we observed from the survey response data. These findings are just a sample of the insights uncovered in the report, and we look forward to sharing even more insights soon!
The stakes of data protection have been raised in the era of COVID-19.
73% of respondents are more concerned now with protecting their organizational data from ransomware than they were before the pandemic.