IT departments 'feeling the pressure' from business on compliance

IT staff say they are being put under unreasonable pressure by their companies when it comes to supporting regulatory compliance.

IT departments say they are being put under unreasonable pressure by their companies when it comes to supporting regulatory compliance, according to IT consultancy RussellJack Technology.

A survey of 1,000 companies and found that most IT departments are now being affected by compliance issues.

RussellJack Technology found that 43% of IT departments felt they were “being put under unreasonable pressure by the business to support compliance for compliance’s sake”.

They said IT performance was being sacrificed, and greater pressure was being put on already stretched IT teams.

More than 50% of companies have had to invest in storage and data management systems to solve compliance issues. The survey found that the main complaint made was over the administrative overheads and resources required by compliance.

In addition, 53% of respondents said advice and support on compliance was lacking from IT suppliers, particularly when dealing with industry specific needs.

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