Cloud Reality Check: IT Still Chained To Server Management (Infographic)

In its second report on server management and its related challenges – released today – web hosting guru Rackspace has explored how IT teams among 500 UK and US mid-sized businesses are spending their time and it’s not a great picture. In 2012, many IT teams are still spending more time than ever in day to day maintenance and trouble-shooting issues that having in-house servers brings.

In 2009, the idea of outsourcing server space was something that IT departments were seriously weighing up with one-third of businesses surveyed expected to outsource their in-house servers in the next two to five years. However, over two years later, the new study suggests that many mid-sized businesses are still chained to their servers. The infographic below does the talking.

Cloud Reality Check

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Christian Harris is editor and publisher of BCW. Christian has over 20 years' publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.