IT managers in financial services say IT is failing business

Three-quarters of UK IT managers in the financial services industry are concerned that their IT systems are not delivering satisfactory results for the business.

Three-quarters of UK IT managers in the financial services industry are concerned that their IT systems are not delivering satisfactory results for the business.

A survey of 300 IT managers by Vanson Bourne, commissioned by voice/data convergence provider Zycko, showed that 73% of respondents are concerned about poor IT support for the firm.

In addition, 71% of respondents said that maintaining network performance for end-users is their primary networking headache.

The research also showed that 40% admitted that being locked into proprietary systems with expensive licensing upgrades was their heaviest grievance.

Data management, such as securing increasing data volumes, also continues to plague financial services IT managers, with 39% admitting that it is a major headache.

Half of all respondents also said they were unhappy with their current suppliers.

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