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‘More than half’ of UK IT failures are preventable

A new report argues that more than half of the IT failures to have hit UK businesses over the past 12 months could have been prevented.

According to KPMG’s latest Tech Risk Radar, issues such as coding flaws or failed migrations have accounted for over 50 per cent of 2014’s IT catastrophes.

What’s more, almost one in ten incidents (7.3 per cent) were the result of direct human error, rising to 16 per cent in cases where mission-critical data was lost.

UK businesses currently pay an average of £410,000 per IT failure, the professional services firm found, highlighting a need for fresh investment in training and other disciplines.

“Investment in technology will continue to rise as businesses embrace digital and other opportunities, but this needs to be matched by investments in assessing, managing and monitoring the associated risks,” commented Jon Dowie, a partner in KPMG’s Technology Risk practice.

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From:: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/more-than-half-of-uk-it-failures-are-preventable026.aspx

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