Majority of IT pros struggle with increasing complexity

Respondents overwhelmingly feel that today’s IT environments are very complex – and that growing complexity is making it more difficult for them to do their jobs successfully. 

The research pointed to IT teams feeling that they are at risk of losing control of their company’s IT environment in the face of new technologies, devices and performance requirements. 

Top findings of the research included:

• 66 per cent of IT professionals feel that increasing IT complexity makes it more difficult for them to do their jobs successfully.
• 88 per cent of respondents want IT management software that offers more monitoring flexibility, with fewer restrictions.
• More than half of respondents (54 percent) reported that they have found current software licensing models to be either too expensive, inflexible or complicated.
• The IT management challenges that IT teams were most worried about included: mobile devices and wireless networks (55 per cent), cloud applications (50 per cent), virtualisation (49 per cent), bring your own device (BYOD) (43 per cent) and high-bandwidth applications (41 per cent), such as video or streaming.

The full report, entitled “The Challenges of Controlling IT Complexity” is available for download.

According to the research, some 44 percent of IT teams are either not monitoring everything they want to on their networks – or don’t know if they are. Further highlighting the trouble that IT teams are having monitoring and managing the systems used in their organisations, the research showed that the vast majority are using multiple different tools to monitor their networks.

‘With the pressure of increasing complexity, IT teams are looking for better IT management tools that enable them to securely control their environment and ensure 24/7 uptime and performance,’ said Jeff Loeb, chief marketing officer, Ipswitch. ‘Modern IT Teams need powerful and easy to try, buy and use IT management solutions that are both flexible and affordable.’

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