SOURCE: The Standish Group

July 21, 2011 08:09 ET

Standish Report Shows Increases in Application Uptime

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - "Our research shows downtime is down and uptime is up. In the year 2000, the average strategic application had 47 hours of unplanned downtime," said Jim Johnson, Chairman, The Standish Group, "In the year 2010, the average strategic application had 17 hours per year of unplanned downtime."

The Standish Group's the "State of Readiness" report looks at the current state and trends of readiness programs and the role stakeholders play in this approach. It also considers the ten major categories organizations need to consider when looking at creating an active readiness program.

"Downtime often gets international or national press; for example, if Amazon, Google, Twitter, or Facebook are down or unavailable it's big news," said Jim Crear, CIO, The Standish Group. "Because of such notoriety, it may seem that downtime is on the rise, but in actuality it is becoming more and more of an exceptional and infrequent event."

In the "State of Readiness" report The Standish Group examines the current state of readiness and high availability and disaster recovery trends. The Standish Group's "State of Readiness" comprehensive report is available free of charge to Standish Group subscribers.

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