IT Hits Roadblocks When Adopting New Technologies

By Dennis McCafferty
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    93% of IT practitioners, managers and directors surveyed said adopting significant new technologies is important.

While an overwhelming majority of technology professionals feel that the adoption of significant new technologies plays a key role in organizational success, many believe that these efforts aren't as successful as they need to be, according to a recent survey from SolarWinds. The report, "IT Trends Report 2015: Business at the Speed of IT," reveals that the acquisition and implementation of these technologies is taking longer than it should. In many cases, new technology doesn't produce the anticipated ROI within the projected timeframe. And findings show that many mission-critical tech implementations are negatively affecting users due to performance and/or availability issues. As for remedies? Survey respondents said they could use more resources in terms of budget and personnel, along with greater autonomy. "Businesses can only progress and perform as quickly as IT enables them to—it's business at the speed of IT," said Suaad Sait, executive vice president of products and markets at SolarWinds. "Empowering IT—especially to successfully adopt and implement new technologies quickly—should be a top priority for every organization. This will become more important as we move further into the hybrid cloud era.  ... IT must be given the resources to make this transition." More than 230 IT practitioners, managers and directors in the United States and Canada took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2015-04-03
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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