IT Teams Are Weighed Down By Complexity

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 2016-06-22 Email

IT professionals, overwhelmed by the fast-changing environments they're asked to support, are collectively crying "Uncle!" according to survey findings from a poll of more than 1,300 tech pros conducted by Ipswitch, which makes application and network monitoring software. The report, "The Challenges of Controlling IT Complexity," found that new technologies, ineffective monitoring tools, and budget and resource gaps are leaving IT teams unable to effectively manage their domains. "IT is the primary way that businesses engage with customers, employees and partners, but IT complexity has become the number-one obstacle in IT teams' line of work, and the problem is being exacerbated by the lack of budget and resources," said Joe Krivickas, CEO of Ipswitch. "It's clear that IT teams are concerned about losing control of their company's IT environment in the face of new technologies, devices and requirements being added on a regular basis." A big part of the problem is the reliance on too many monitoring tools, which increases complexity and makes getting reliable information a challenge. Along those lines, many respondents reported that they're actively looking to replace their assortments of tools with a single, flexible solution.

Tony has been writing about the intersection of technology and business for more than 20 years and currently freelances from the Grass Valley, Calif., home where he and his wife are raising their two boys. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and regular contributor to Baseline since 2007, Tony's somewhat infrequent Twitter posts can be found at

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