Saturday, November 25, 2017

Daisy’s Osborne gets new job as executive chairman of Databarracks

Executive says recent cyberattacks demonstrate the “total dependency” that now exists on IT systems aligning that with Databarracks’ portfolio.

Mike Osborne, new executive chairman of Databarracks

Disaster recovery provider Databarracks has named Mike Osborne, former managing director of business continuity, cloud and hosting at Daisy Group, to the new position of executive chairman.

Osborne has been put in charge of driving business growth as well as helping to expand and broaden the firm’s existing recovery and business continuity service offerings.

The executive is Databarracks’ first ever executive chairman, a decision that “was not taken lightly,” said managing director Peter Groucutt.

He said: “We wanted a person with not only an exemplary record for growth and success, but also someone who shares our culture of building lasting relationships with our customers based on exceptional support.

“As a result of the high number of mergers and acquisitions in this sector, there are now very few independent disaster recovery and business continuity specialists.  Our aim is to be the specialist provider of backup, recovery and continuity services.”

Groucutt continued to say that in his career, Mike has taken a “fledgling Disaster Recovery company” and grown it into one of the UK’s top providers of IT, Workarea and BC Planning services with revenues exceeding £5m.

“He has advised over 2,000 clients, from SMEs to global brands and supported many through some of the UK’s most significant disaster incidents over that period,” he said.

“As an inaugural Chair of the Recovery Site Providers Group and a Founding Partner of the Business Continuity Institute, Mike has been at the forefront of the UK continuity profession for over three decades and seen it go from Niche to a globally recognised profession.”

Commenting on his appointment, Osborne said: “Trust and integrity are huge components of any provider of recovery and continuity services and so I’ve taken my time to choose the right firm.

“I am delighted to be joining Databarracks and at an exciting time in the company’s growth. The recent emergence of the digital economy means that data is now at the heart of every business and therefore the way organisations manage, store, protect and recover has never been more critical.

“The recent cyber-attacks and well reported corporate IT failures also serve to demonstrate the total dependency that now exists on the IT systems needed to deliver continual customer service and the importance of having credible and tested continuity plans, not only for the IT, but covering all aspects of an organisation.”