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    The Cost of Downtime

    With tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters routinely making front page news, it’s little wonder that IT folks are not sleeping as soundly as they once might have.

    A new study involving 2,000 online interviews conducted by Coleman Parkes Research on behalf of CA Technologies finds a lot of IT downtime is still plaguing end users; worse yet, one-third of the survey participants did not have a disaster recovery plan in place.

    As more businesses expand their reliance on IT, it’s surprising to see so much tolerance for IT downtime, especially in an era of virtualization that can minimize IT downtime, if not make it unnecessary altogether.

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    Click through for results from a survey on business downtime, conducted by Coleman Parkes Research on behalf of CA Technologies.

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    It’s a big number, no matter how you look at it.

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    Finance does well, small companies suffer.

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    545 hours is about 14 weeks of working hours.

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    Organizations suffer 14 hours of IT downtime and nine hours of recovery time, on average.

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    People are resilient.

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    IT downtime is usually felt broadly, on average by 68 percent of employees.

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    Half of respondents experience a fair amount of damage.

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    It also damages the reputation and more of the IT staff.

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    This will become a bigger issue in time.

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    A third still don’t have a plan in place.

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    Everyone sees the value of data.

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