Following the news that the Ministry of Justice is still experiencing an IT outage, Mike Walton, Founder and CEO at Opsview has released comments focused on the incident.
During the past week we have experienced major IT network issues.
We apologise to those who have been affected & please be assured that we & our suppliers are doing everything possible to resolve the situation.
See the latest update here: https://t.co/OmZyOF8R97
— Ministry of Justice (@MoJGovUK) January 22, 2019
Mike Walton, Founder and CEO at Opsview:
“The pressure’s on for enterprise leaders to make immediate and significant progress in digital initiatives before they fall behind competitors. In this context, underperforming legacy technology at The Ministry of Justice is a major roadblock on innovation, agility and performance. There are many organisations like the MoJ that are rushing to adopt business transformation initiatives, but hampered by a heterogeneous mix of decentralised systems and processes that don’t communicate with each other. Such incidents can have a drip-drip effect on brand reputation and the potential loss of trust which is hard to roll back. The MoJ have reported that the datacentre outage was the cause of a third party firm, but regardless of whose responsibility the system was, it has never been more important to ensure that you have visibility across the entire IT estate to avoid further dreaded IT outage. By having this insight, and being able to monitor your entire IT ecosystem effectively, they will ensure that any potential issues can be anticipated and rectified before they cause either reputational or financial harm to the business.”