Giving teeth to the need for digital transformation, our latest Tame the Bear research shows that frustration with not having the required IT tools can lead employees to ditching their jobs and moving to a more digitally-progressive employer.

Following our top-rated position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, the analyst has now placed AssuranceCM in the Leader position of its Business Continuity Management Planning Software Worldwide Magic Quadrant for the second year in a row.

Elsewhere, we’re delighted Sungard AS has been accepted onto ‘G-Cloud 8, which makes it easy for public sector organisations to procure cloud-based services from us, and we share the story of how the Home Office is relying on our secure cloud platform to ensure the resilience of its services. On the subject of resilience, for the first time since our annual analysis of UK invocations began ten years ago, comms failures have emerged as the top cause of downtime.

Then there is an IDG Connect study that highlights a worrying divide between IT and the rest of the Board. We also highlight some great opportunities available through our partner programme and customer reference programme.

In other news, our exciting new Discovery & Dependency Mapping (DDM) service will help you take the bear by the tail and unlock the mysteries of your production IT department at last.

As always, I hope you enjoy this issue and my team welcomes your feedback on any aspect of the magazine. Just send your comments to the editor at jenna.powell@sungardas.com

Keith Tilley

EVP, global sales and customer services management

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