Riverbed: Companies struggle to implement remote and branch office IT

The application performance company highlighted delays in provisioning applications, disaster recovery, and managing data backups, as the key challenges.

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Riverbed: Companies struggle to implement remote and branch office IT Taj ElKhayat, regional vice president, MEA, Riverbed.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  June 22, 2016

Riverbed Technology has revealed findings from a recent survey that found organisations face numerous challenges when manging IT at remote and branch offices. 

Compiled from inputs from IT professionals, the survey identified a number of common issues experience through managing remote and branch offices (ROBOs), as well as the costly support of distributed IT across numerous locations.

The top challenges identified by the survey for manging ROBOs includes handling disaster recovery, the high costs of providing ROBO IT, as well as providing the appropriate IT staff to oversee the operation.

Taj ElKhayat, regional vice president, MEA, Riverbed, said: "The new Riverbed survey shows that companies are really struggling to effectively and efficiently manage their IT operations at the edge."

"As companies continue to move more of their operations to remote locations, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage their backup and recovery processes and provide adequate IT staff onsite at each individual location."

Additional findings from the survey found that organisations are seeking an alternative to storing data locally at each remote office. Roughly 75% of respondents are seeking to store data in a data centre or in the cloud.

Responses to Riverbed's survey was conducted during the EMC World 2016 conference. Over 180 attendees participated in the survey with an average company size of 5,000 employees.

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