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More than half of IT professionals, 51 percent, need to edit their data for days, weeks or even longer before it can be used. This is the conclusion of research by Ivanti, a company that brings IT together to better manage and secure the digital workplace.

Ivanti conducted research among 400 IT professionals on IT silo, data and implementation challenges. The investigation was carried out in April. According to Duane Newman, vice president of product management at Ivanti, this shows that IT professionals need “a unified approach to the different IT departments and the resulting IT silos.

“Data for security purposes remains important, but a uniform efficient way of handling data is crucial to prevent other IT priorities from being adversely affected on an ongoing basis.

IT silos

The study also identifies which IT priorities suffer most from the IT silo structure. According to the study, automation suffers the most, with 46 percent. User productivity and troubleshooting rank second with 42 percent, followed by customer experience with 41 percent.

According to the survey results, on- and offboarding suffers relatively the least damage among IT silos, at 20 percent. According to Ivanti, this suggests that the working relationship between IT and HR is probably fairly good.

70 percent of IT professionals also state that security status is a top priority in terms of real-time visibility. IT professionals were least interested in real-time insights into warranty data.


The survey also shows that 15 percent of IT professionals cannot count the number of data sources, and only 10 percent of respondents receive data that can be used within minutes. 51 percent of the respondents say that they need to edit data for days, weeks or more before it can be used.

One in three says they have sufficient resources to take action on the basis of the data, but more than half (52 per cent) only occasionally have the right resources at their disposal.

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