The growth of shared resources such as data centers could increase the risk of network outages. / DHS
More than one third of IT managers experienced at least one day of unexpected network downtime over the last year, according to a survey released by NetApp Jan. 29.
The survey of 250 federal, state and local IT managers also found 59 percent rate data security as their highest data storage concern while 36 percent worried about insufficient funding for projects and programs.
As agencies increase the use of shared resources such as data centers and networks the potential for productivity loss or economic damage from network outages continues to increase, according to an accompanying report.
About 30 percent of respondents said their agency lacks a disaster plan for stored data in the event of a data loss or security breach, according to the survey.