With Their Jobs Becoming Ever More Complex, IT Pros Deserve Their Day

1 - With Their Jobs Becoming Ever More Complex, IT Pros Deserve Their Day
2 - How Many Devices Connected?
3 - Personal Devices
4 - SaaS Apps
5 - Cloud Apps at Work
6 - Work-Related Apps on Work Devices
7 - Performance of Employee-Owned Devices
8 - Company vs. Personal Devices
9 - Consistent Cloud Performance
10 - Performance Outside the Workplace
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With Their Jobs Becoming Ever More Complex, IT Pros Deserve Their Day

The third Tuesday of every September is IT Professionals Day. Here's a look at all they do that make them deserving of a day to honor them.

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How Many Devices Connected?

More users are connecting a diverse set of electronic devices, including those personally owned, to corporate networks. Forty-seven percent of employed North American users say they connect more devices, whether company or personally owned, to corporate networks than they did 10 years ago, at an average of three more devices per user.

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Personal Devices

And, in fact, 47 percent of users say they indeed do connect more personally owned devices to corporate networks than they did 10 years ago—an average of two more per user.

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SaaS Apps

The technology users rely on increasingly is outside their employers' on-premises infrastructure, including cloud-based applications and work-related resources leveraged beyond the office. Sixty percent of IT professionals globally say their organizations permit/facilitate the use of cloud-based applications; 71 percent also estimate that users at least occasionally use non-IT-sanctioned cloud-based applications.

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Cloud Apps at Work

Additionally, 53 percent of users say they use cloud-based applications—both IT-facilitated and non-IT-sanctioned—while at work.

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Work-Related Apps on Work Devices

Forty-nine percent of users say they regularly use work-related applications outside the office, on either company-owned or personally owned devices.

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Performance of Employee-Owned Devices

Despite the increase in their reliance on technology often outside the control of their employers' IT professionals, users still hold IT accountable for that technology's performance. Sixty-two percent of IT professionals say the expectation to support users' personally owned devices connected to corporate networks is significantly greater than it was 10 years ago, while 56 percent of users say they expect their employers' IT professionals to ensure the performance of these devices.

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Company vs. Personal Devices

Forty-three percent of IT professionals say users expect the same time to resolution for issues with both personally and company-owned devices and technology. Additionally, 64 percent say users expect the same time to resolution for issues with both cloud-based applications and local applications (those managed directly by IT).

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Consistent Cloud Performance

Eighty-seven percent of users say they expect their employers' IT professionals to ensure the performance of cloud-based applications used at work, with 68 percent going so far as to say it is those IT professionals' fault if they do not perform as expected.

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Performance Outside the Workplace

Sixty-two percent of users expect work-related applications used outside the office to perform at the same level and to receive the same level of support from their employers' IT professionals. Eighty-three percent of IT professionals, meanwhile, say they at least occasionally provide such support.

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