Adam Holtby

Adam Holtby

Adam Holtby is a senior analyst at Omdia, specializing in enterprise mobility, workplace productivity, and IT service management.

Adam focuses on helping enterprises understand how digital technologies and services, specifically mobile and service management, are evolving and the impact this can have on business. He produces enterprise case studies, detailed technology audits, insight papers, and comparative technology reports.

His work involves defining the vendor competitive landscape and providing best-practice recommendations for enterprises and vendors alike. For vendor clients, he provides technical review, market context, and strategic advice on current developments and future trends.


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COVID-19 Impact on DR/BC Planning

Organizations are demanding higher levels of system and network availability and cost-effective business continuity, but this must be managed and maintained by a single department with one IT budget. This often leads to the creation of tensions between the conflicting demands and priorities of production requirements where access and speed are desired qualities, but resiliency and recovery must also be provided. The main area of contention is the distinction between business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR), and backup and recovery (B&R), and how these share the budget to deliver what the end user wants, which is to minimize the impact of any loss of data or loss of service. BC/DR is rarely used and is therefore often considered adequate for the job over time, particularly if the DR plan is tested regularly. However, COVID-19 has changed the rules for what BC/DR means and what organizations need to do so they can continue to operate and remain in business. This report looks at how this global pandemic has changed what a business continuity plan means. More importantly, it will look at the changes to current plans that organizations might need to consider.

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Recent world events highlight the need for a robust approach to business continuity and remote working

Organizations around the world are being driven by recent world events to look for ways of continuing to run their business while keeping their staff safe. A lot of attention has been placed on how workplace technologies can help, with remote working and digital communication and collaboration tools being important themes. But businesses need to consider more than just technology needs, and they need to take a calculated and long-term view too. In times of uncertainty, it is important that businesses take measures to address how the needs and demands of the workforce from a people, process, and technology perspective are being affected.

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