Survey: IT Complexity is the Biggest Issue for IT Pros

SolarWinds survey: Adding more IT tools makes situation worse

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

November 9, 2022

1 Min Read

IT complexity is the top concern facing organizations, according to a survey of IT professionals by SolarWinds.

The survey of more than 270 IT professionals found that as their organizations embark on digital transformation, they are having to modernize their workloads while continuing to support traditional systems.

“This leaves teams managing a huge array of monitoring and management tools, making for complex, diverse, and distributed environments,” the company said.

Its survey said 51% of IT professionals flagged IT complexity as the top issue. To tackle these concerns, 20% said their strategic priority for the rest of 2022 is to accelerate migration to hybrid cloud infrastructures and 24% would adopt tools to help mitigate increased operational complexity.

Adding more tools only expands the problem, according to SolarWinds.

“The level of IT complexity faced by organizations shows no signs of slowing down,” said Sascha Giese, head geek at SolarWinds, in a statement. “From disparate tools to new ways of working and siloed teams, the challenge for IT professionals is clear. Operational noise must be reduced.”

“With teams struggling to access the actionable insights they need to quickly identify, prioritize, and resolve issues in business-critical services, there’s a distinct need for a more efficient approach to advancing digital transformation initiatives,” he added.

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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