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November 25, 2014

CIOs lack the technical skills to deploy IPM

Lack of understanding in how an IPM solution might help understand and resolve infrastructure performance issues.

By Ellie Burns

The results of a recent survey reveal that European CIOs and IT managers lack the technical skills to administer infrastructure performance management across their datacentres.

Those who took part in the Virtual Instruments survey, CIOs and senior decision-makers, had a lack of understanding around functionality but did recognise the value of IPM.

86% of respondents agree that an IPM solution can help improve the IT department’s performance in terms of meeting the needs of the business.

This was in stark contrast to only 35% of respondents understanding how an IPM solution might help them to understand and resolve infrastructure performance issues associated with virtual and cloud/managed service environments.

Just 13% of those surveyed said that they have a dedicated IPM team at present. Of those who don’t, only 23% currently have plans to have a dedicated IPM team.

"As CIOs and IT managers grapple with the growing demands placed on their infrastructures, infrastructure performance management is more of a priority than ever before. Clearly, these decision makers recognise that IPM tools are business critical, not just to improve their own working environments, but for the overall success of the organisation," said Chris James, Marketing Director EMEA at Virtual Instruments.

The Virtual Instruments survey of CIOs and senior decision-makers was conducted to provide a snapshot of organisations’ ability to monitor the performance and health of their IT infrastructures.

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