Outsourcing IT will increase next year but losing control of IT will remain a major concern for IT departments, according to a survey of mid to large UK companies.
The survey of 500 senior IT workers, carried out by IT service provider Bluesource, revealed IT trends and headaches for next year.
49% said it will remain the same.
32% said it will increase.
11% said it will decrease.
70% can only employ 10-50% of their time on strategic IT, due to the burden of IT administration.
67% said IT is well-maintained and managed on a daily basis.
27% are not confident systems are managed effectively.
70% outsource specialist IT administration tasks.
83% rate the outsourcing services they received as average to good.
35% said the biggest barrier to outsourcing is fear of losing in-house control of IT.
Top IT challenges for 2011
Managing storage growth.
Keeping staff motivated and well-trained.
Achieving effective systems monitoring.
Coping with an increasing lack of IT resource time - with increasing workloads.