The Increasing Challenge for IT Teams in the Digital Era and Solutions for Cost Management
In a world where work is increasingly conducted online, IT teams have become more essential than ever for any organization. They are responsible for ensuring smooth experiences for employees and customers, maintaining secure networks, and efficient operations. However, these responsibilities are compounded by the growing complexity of corporate infrastructure, ongoing global supply chain issues, the rise of remote work, and increasing device costs.
Despite these challenges, IT teams often face stagnant or even decreasing budgets, struggling to keep pace with rising costs. A report by Gartner in October 2022 titled “Quick Answer: What Can IT Leaders Do to Counter the Inflation of Endpoint Costs?” highlighted that 73% of IT leaders surveyed are asked to find ways to reduce spending or rationalize costs. Moreover, the same report revealed a 20% increase in device costs since early 2021, driven by inflation and supply chain challenges.
Furthermore, Gartner’s “Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide 2020-2026, 3Q22 Update” predicted a 20.7% growth in end-user spending on public cloud services in 2023. This puts IT leaders under pressure to strategically cut costs without impacting the end-user experience or digital transformation initiatives.
However, with the right tools, IT teams can gain the necessary visibility into real user experiences, device performance, network usage, and cloud traffic. This visibility enables them to identify bottlenecks, detect inefficiencies, and reduce IT costs in the enterprise.
In this context, Riverbed’s portfolio, including Alluvio Aternity Digital Experience Management (DEM) and Alluvio Network Performance Management (NPM), offers valuable solutions. These tools can assist IT teams in reducing costs related to devices, software, cloud, and network, addressing the critical challenges faced by IT professionals today.
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