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Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018

While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
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5. Don’t have enough IT infrastructure capacity 

In 2017, storing and managing all the data that the businesses create and gather remains a huge challenge for IT. Forty percent of respondents said that the growth of storage/data was having the greatest effect on their IT infrastructure. 

While this may be a current issue, above all other technologies, respondents said they planned to purchase cloud services in 2017, which others are focused on IT training and education. They also said that cloud would have the greatest positive effects on the business in the next five years. While things may be moving too slowly now to really deliver on business objectives, we’ll likely see improvements over the next few years as more organizations free up time and space because of cloud migrations. 

Emily Johnson is the digital content editor for InformationWeek. Prior to this role, Emily worked within UBM America's technology group as an associate editor on their content marketing team. Emily started her career at UBM in 2011 and spent four and a half years in content ... View Full Bio

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9/20/2017 | 8:26:19 PM
Still The Same Challenges
Emily, thank you for sharing this link. The findings are equally compelling. I spent part of the 90s and early 00s at Gartner and its amazing that most of these challenges have not changed. I think that the IT/Business Alignment numbers are not a good as the survey showed, I believe there a lot of room for improvement here. There is a solid opportunity for my company and I to pivot on improving collaboration between developers and IT operations during the transition to DevOps.
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