As workforces around the world transitioned to a partial or completely remote model, new challenges have emerged for IT. BitTitan has been no exception - you can read more about our approach and perspective from BitTitan internal IT in this recent post.
We also wanted to understand how prepared the average IT team was for this transition, which is why we partnered with Osterman Research to produce this report analyzing readiness and response to COVID-19.
Full report is available below - here is a snapshot of the key findings:
- Before the COVID-19 crisis, 18 percent of employees in the organizations surveyed were working from home; today, that figure is 80 percent.
- Only 19 percent of IT decision-makers and influencers believe their organizations were “very well prepared” to deal with a crisis like this before it began.
- There are a number of concerns that IT decision-makers and influencers have about the current work-from-home phenomenon: 46 percent are concerned that hackers will try to take advantage of the current situation of employees suddenly working from home, thereby increasing the threat of cyber attacks. Thirty-six percent are concerned about the risk of employees erroneously opening emails that contain ransomware, phishing or other email cyber attacks.
- Will the current situation accelerate organizations’ migration to the cloud? In many cases it will: 30 percent reported that the crisis will accelerate their migration, while another 34 percent reported it will not, but only because their organization is mostly or completely in the cloud already. Only 28 percent reported that the crisis will not have much of an impact on their cloud migration initiatives.
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