IT Administrators Reeling From Stress Overload

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-13-2014 Email

If your IT administrators seem on edge these days, you really can't blame them. Their stress levels are significantly higher than this time last year, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. As a result, a surprisingly large majority is seriously considering leaving their company, and far too many say they're suffered consequences such as poor health, missed family time and lost sleep. "IT is renowned for being one of the most stressful white-collar jobs to undertake," says Sergio Galindo, general manager of the infrastructure business unit at GFI Software. "Now, [it's] more so given the critical role IT plays in everything from e-commerce to facilities management." So what steps could a company take to help? GFI Software suggests providing realistic IT budgets and adequate staffing levels. And IT admins could always use additional investments in automated tech solutions for tasks such as software updates and the oversight of now-sprawling Wi-Fi networks and mobility devices. An estimated 200 U.S. IT administrators participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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