Half of all data centers understaffed, Symantec survey finds
Jan 11, 2010, 19:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)
"For its third annual data center report, Symantec commissioned
Applied Research to survey data center specialists in 1,780
enterprises worldwide, each with at least 1,000 employees.
""We recently actually lost 25% of our departments in cutbacks,"
one network manager in New York told researchers. "I'm now doing a
number of different jobs. I work from home and on the weekends
doing things I never had to do before. I am just trying to do more
with less. We could use more people, but right now, it doesn't seem
to be an option."
"The vast majority of companies said they are having trouble
finding enough money and enough qualified applicants to keep their
data center staff at healthy levels. Nonetheless, 45% of companies
say their data centers are appropriately staffed, and 5% reported