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IT graduates 'not prepared for disaster'

Published: Thursday, 28 February 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

New IT graduates would struggle to maintain business continuity in the midst of an IT disaster, according to new research.

The trend has been revealed by the SteelEye Technology Business Continuity Index which studies adoption levels, working practice and business continuity capabilities among IT workers.

The firm stated that universities and IT programmes are not equipping their graduates with the necessary skills to engage with IT disasters.

Some 87 per cent of those taking part felt that the average IT company faced the same or more threats to business continuity than it did a year ago, while 61 per cent felt that graduates were not sufficiently prepared to deal with this kind of issue.

Additionally, some 60 per cent of respondents said that their company is no more prepared for IT threats than it was 12 months previously.

SteelEye is a provider of IT Solutions for business continuity and disaster data recovery.


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