IT managers lose sleep over supporting business priorities

The thing that keeps IT managers awake at night the most is “supporting business priorities”, with security coming in at second place.

The thing that keeps IT managers awake at night the most is “supporting business priorities”, with security coming in at second place.

ICM Research carried out the survey for Computer Associates of 175 UK and Ireland IT managers. It found that while compliance and security are high on the IT agenda, day-to-day support of the business was the primary concern. “Supporting business priorities” was causing insomnia for 32% of respondents. 

Similarly, when asked what they considered to be the biggest risk to business over the next 12 months, IT managers chose the cost of IT upgrades and server downtime (25% and 23% respectively).

The research also questioned IT managers about their use of open source software. 70% of respondents indicated that they didn’t use open source software anywhere in their organisation. Of those, 75% said the lack of open source deployment was not the result of a strategic decision.

Interestingly, 13% of the respondents didn’t know whether they were using open source software or not.


 

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