Why So Much of a CIO’s Day Is Devoted to Security
CIOs and other IT professionals are spending more time than ever on cyber-security. Many devote a quarter of their typical work week to dealing with threats.
88% of the CIOs and other IT professionals surveyed said they are involved in the troubleshooting of security-related issues, up from 85% in 2015.
Of those respondents, 80% said the time they’re spending on security has increased over the past 12 months, and 75% said they spend up to 10 hours a week on security issues.
63% said email and browser-based malware has grown over the past 12 months, and 52% said the same about the overall sophistication of threats.
More than half of the survey respondents expect their organization’s bandwidth consumption to grow by 50% over the next 12 months.
More than half said their company will move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet by the end of 2018.
65% of network and systems admins struggle to determine whether app issues are caused by the network, systems or apps, while 53% run into difficulties measuring latency and delay problems when troubleshooting apps.
Mobile devices: 72%,
Server virtualization: 70%,
Private cloud: 64%,
Public cloud: 59%,
Software-defined networks: 45%
Enterprise instant messaging: 50%,
Web collaboration apps: 47%
Inability to view network edge and branch environments: 42%,
Lack of visibility into multivendor UC environments: 41%,
Inability to assess impact of UC deployments on other apps: 40%