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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 being overstaffed."

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