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Cloud adoption is accelerating. Gartner says end-user spending on cloud services ballooned 20% in 2022 to nearly US $500 billion. The spending frenzy isn’t about to cool, either; it’s expected to grow by another hundred billion dollars in 2023.
Every business is under pressure. Competitors are spending on resilience and improving products and services. For their part, customers are demanding better experiences from companies. The distributed workforce also has demands — they want flexible work options. Any way you look at it, companies must catch up and spend.
It’s never been harder to work in IT as teams try to meet competing demands. Pain points include running workloads and applications across both cloud and on-premises infrastructure and supporting both new technologies and legacy infrastructure. As new features and applications are added, complexity throughout the tech stack grows and spreads exponentially.
IT complexity is a problem we can’t ignore. It’s even affecting the confidence of the tech pros who maintain the systems.
A problem of confidence
According to the SolarWinds® IT Trends Report 2022, complexity has negatively impacted the ability of IT teams to support their businesses and the bottom line.
Worldwide respondents to the survey say the top drivers of increased complexity include new tools and technologies, increased technology requirements from multiple departments and fragmentation between legacy and modern technologies.
These increased demands point to a potential looming crisis. Findings from the IT Trends Report reveal IT pros lack confidence in their ability to manage today’s complex environments. When asked how confident IT pros were in their organization’s ability to manage complexity, only 16% of respondents said they felt extremely confident.
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