IT Struggling With File Management

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-30-2014 Email

Thanks to the ever-expanding availability of mobile devices and cloud-based storage—not to mention the sheer volume of information, data and docs that they deal with every day—IT departments are having a difficult time staying on top of file management, according to a recent survey from Hightail. Cloud computing is playing an increasing role here, as more than two of five CIOs and IT managers say they take advantage of cloud-based collaboration and storage services at least "sometimes" for file storage. (And nearly 15 percent say they do so "frequently.") However, these and other factors are leading tech professionals to spend far too much of their workday hunting down files. And many critical business files are lost permanently after extensive searches, findings show. The Hightail survey also sheds light upon how dependent today's IT professionals are on their mobile devices. No major surprises there, as most say they would not function as well on the job without them. An estimated 250 CIOs and IT managers took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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