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8 Issues Derailing IT Team Innovation in 2016

Jeff Loeb| October 15 2015

| IT insights

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Today we shared the findings of our latest survey taken by 2,685 IT pros in a report entitled “8 Issues Derailing IT Team Innovation". The survey focused on the biggest challenges IT teams face in the battle over the increasing complexity, security threats and the importance of mission critical applications and infrastructure. These issues were identified as the most critical elements holding IT back from achieving their innovation and operational goals.

IT teams wage a battle behind the scenes every day to enable today’s connected digital businesses. Whether it is dealing with cyber threats, new technology or just the sheer volume of day-to-day work, the true front lines of IT have become increasingly complex and difficult. As we are approaching 2016, we felt that it was important to identify and classify these threats to IT operational stability so that we can better prepare for and deal with expected IT issues. We found that the top IT challenges to innovation fell into eight distinct categories.

8 Issues Derailing IT Team Innovation in 2016

  1. Security (25 percent)
  2. IT Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring (19 percent)
  3. New Technology, Updates and Deployment (14 percent)
  4. Time, Budget and Resource Constraints (10 percent)
  5. Business Issues (seven percent)
  6. Data Management and Storage (six percent)
  7. Device Management and End User Issues (five percent)
  8. Automation and Reporting (four percent)

Our survey broke down by percentage-wise by global region as follows:

  • North America: 61 percent
  • Europe: 24 percent
  • Asia-Pacific: 12 percent
  • Latin America: three percent

The findings of the report are available here and major themes will be discussed during the Ipswitch Innovate 2015 Summit, a two-day virtual conference on October 21 and 22. Ipswitch Innovate is free online event with three hours per day of live webcasts and a virtual exhibit hall where you can evaluate network monitoring and data transfer solutions like WhatsUp Gold, WS_FTP and MOVEit. You can even navigate your way to the online Genius Bar for real-time answers to your product questions. Register today!


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