Jan 15, 2021 Navpreet Kundal

5 essential stats every enterprise IT leader needs to know

In our latest research carried out with 300 IT personnel, we uncovered some surprising findings about the state of enterprise IT organizations and the digital employee experience in 2020. Here are 5 stats every IT leader needs to know to effectively support remote employees…
93% of IT workers think leadership need to listen to employees about their challenges WFH
93%
of IT workers think leadership need to listen to employees about their challenges WFH

The remote employee experience is only as good as IT can make it. Yet, meaningful conversations between IT and employees were stifled and sporadic, meaning IT have little insight into how the workforce really felt about their IT experience, what they needed to be most productive, and where IT could add more value to their working lives.

Over half of IT teams require employee time to resolve issues
Over half of IT teams
require employee time to resolve issues

Gone are the days when employees could drop their laptop with the IT department and walk away. Now, when they’re confronted with an IT issue, their only means to get it resolved is to watch as IT take remote control of their laptops and try to figure out what the problem is. Unsurprisingly, 69% of employees feel disrupted when IT is resolving their issues.

69% of service desks found it more difficult to fix issues in 2020
69%
of service desks found it more difficult to fix issues in 2020

Due to the overwhelming reliance on manual remediations, almost two-thirds (69%) of IT found it more difficult to fix issues for remote workers in 2020. This had a knock-on effect on resolution times, with two-thirds (74%) of employees stating it took, hours, days or weeks to get issues resolved.

Nearly two-thirds of IT organizations have less than 90% visibility of remote endpoints
Nearly two-thirds
of IT organizations have less than 90% visibility of remote endpoints

Organizations never had more endpoints outside the network perimeter than they did in 2020. More endpoints were invisible to the IT organization and so impossible to manage—leaving a massive blind spot. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that almost two-thirds (74%) of IT respondents have ongoing concerns that their response to a security threat is less effective when employees are working remotely.

Over half of all IT roadmaps are completely defined by Microsoft
Over half of all
IT roadmaps are completely defined by Microsoft

The rallying cry from employees is for a better technology experience that can support them anywhere. And yet, a handful of tech vendors hold sway over what organizations prioritize and therefore where they invest their IT budget—regardless of whether they meet the needs of employees.


 

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