Yesterday we announced the results of our second annual “Happy Holidays?” survey where more than 200 IT pros shared compelling data on the impact that network issues have on their ability to enjoy the holidays. To the surprise of no one, IT pros are bearing the brunt of the burden in keeping organizations operational during the holiday season.

Some of the key findings from the survey revealed that:

  • Forty-nine percent of all respondents noted they are either on-call or working this holiday season
  • Nearly half of respondents (48 percent) will be thinking about work even when they’re not in the office!
  • Who tops the IT naughty list? 24 percent of respondents said the executive suite, 20 percent thought that fellow employees should hold that distinction while 12 percent answered vendors
  • Of note, 32 percent of all survey respondents believed all three groups of people should top the network naughty list.
  • Issues they are likely to deal with over the holidays include user problems with network access as noted by 57 percent of respondents. Forgotten passwords and poor application performance tied for second with 18 percent each.
  • Of all the new gadgets likely to be gifted this Christmas, IT ranked them in this order of potential network impact: smartphones 35 percent, wearable technology, 26 percent, laptops 23 percent, and tablets at 16 percent.

Check out our on-demand webinar “7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Monitoring” to learn how to simplify root cause identification, and create an up-to-date, complete picture of your company’s wired and wireless networks, servers, and applications --- and keep the grinches away from your network.


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