The world isn\u2019t changing, it has changed. The digital economy has ushered in unprecedented progress, transforming the way we live and work. But, new challenges and ongoing change impact every organization, disrupting and jeopardizing advances and bringing uncertainty.\nDriven by a host of factors, including technological, societal, economic and health, the speed of change is only accelerating. A single event can trigger disruption everywhere, almost instantaneously.\u00a0\nNow more than ever, organizations need to be resilient to react and respond to accelerated change and survive any situation unscathed.\nDigital Disruptions: The Story of Blockbuster and Tower Records \n\u00a0When companies cannot change at the pace that society demands, they cannot survive. In fact, one digital disruption study noted that 52% of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist since 2000. Nearly 74% responded to digital disruptions only after the second year of their occurrence and the vast majority of companies that went bankrupt responded only when the digital disruption had already firmly taken root.\nIn a classic example of disruption, Blockbuster dominated the traditional video rental market until newcomer Netflix turned the market on its head. While Blockbuster stayed true to its traditional model, driving users to brick and mortar stores and charging late fees, Netflix offered convenience, affordability and access focused on the user experience of mail-based DVD rental. Blockbuster recognized the change too late and was not able to pivot in time, leaving only a handful of the movie rental powerhouse\u2019s stores standing.\nThe music industry has experienced many phases of disruption.\u00a0 First\u00a0Tower Records disrupted the market by offering unparalleled\u00a0choice at their "brick and mortar" stores, stacking the\u00a0shelves with a huge variety of CDs and vinyl. But, consumer behavior was changing and, once again, access, availability and convenience took hold. \u00a0Apple launched iTunes, offering the ability to buy songs in a digital format and listen on the go, disrupting the brick and mortar music giant. Then along came Spotify and other streaming services who made music even more accessible and affordable using a cloud-based subscription model and began to disrupt the disruptor. \u00a0\nIt is not enough to simply spot a new trend and adapt. Resilient organizations have built-in flexibility to recover from difficulties and respond to change quickly. They need to not just recognize changes but be able to realign to serve the market and address customer needs without missing a beat.\nInformation Management for a Resilient Organization\u00a0An enterprise-wide digital transformation strategy underpins the resilient organization, unifying content and information across an entire organization and putting customers at the heart of the business. In times of disruption, Information gives us the power to stay ahead of change.\nAccording to research in Data Versus Goliath, 53% of executives seek to be able to react more quickly to market changes and customer preferences or improve and streamline internal support operations when looking at major data sources across the board, while only about one in four executives report they are able to fully leverage the data that is available.\nSecure information management can help by creating a strategy to maintain stability and continuity\nand protect critical infrastructure with:\n\nAnalytics that enable rapid decision making\nSupply chains that are flexible enough to withstand change\nRemote work solutions that empower employees and maintain productivity\nTotal endpoint protection that keeps critical infrastructure secure\n\nResilience is the key to business continuity and Information management is key to resilience. By adopting and utilizing information management solutions, organizations of any size can maintain stability throughout both progress and disruption.\nIs your organization resilient? Contact us\u00a0to learn how to build resilience into your organization to stay ahead of disruption and be prepared, agile and innovative enough for anything.