National and regional government departments are broadly working to modernize their IT infrastructure to meet the demands of digitisation, improved security and automation. Government IT Directors face an ongoing challenge to adapt and improve their IT operations to remain flexible, robust and offer the latest performance capabilities. New and different approaches to security, efficiency and performance are needed – and are indeed currently being adopted – to achieve these improvements.
Some government IT departments have data backup processes in place that are out of date, no longer fit for purpose, or have been outgrown. Other departments may be adequately protected, but paying far more of the tax payers’ money than they need to. Of course, many have to deal with limited resources, or incomplete training and experience. Bacula anticipates that technology and innovation improvements in the government ITC space will increase in pace, especially in specific areas such as security, edge compute, container technologies and automation approaches. However, cyber attacks will also increase.
Bacula’s Simple Guide to protecting Government Agencies with Backup and Recovery is available below. This is recommended reading for Government Leaders:
- Top 4 Whitepaper Highlights
- The correct backup software – in simple terms – to actively protect against threats, and the value of that to your organization
- Elements to check with the IT department to ensure reasonable backup and recovery is in place to protect the organization
- Understanding what your backup software should provide
- How to be able to truly trust your backup software