2013 NY Tech Summit Attendance Survey

2013 NY Tech Summit Attendance Survey

Posted on 04/16/2014

This past June, NY Tech Summit held its annual two-day conference in Verona, New York. More than 300 IT professionals from throughout the US gathered to learn and discuss current topics and upcoming trends developing within the IT industry.

Topics covered during the educational sessions included cloud-based services; virtualization and infrastructure; data center and network infrastructure; unified communications, collaboration and mobility; as well as security, compliance and business continuance.

In addition, attendees were surveyed to gain feedback and to get a snapshot of the current state of the IT industry. The 2013 NY Tech Summit Attendee Survey ( infographic below ) provides insightful feedback on these topics and the shifting role of IT in businesses today.

One notable finding was that when attendees were asked who uses managed services to outsource day-to-day management responsibilities as a strategic method for improving operations, 46% responded that they only use some managed services, while 0% are planning to start using managed services within the next year. These results reinforce that applying managed services in daily operations is a principal method used in management development for IT services.

Other key findings include:

  • 53% of respondents valued security the most when implementing cloud services such as infrastructure, desktop, software, printing, help desk, etc.
  • 74% agreed that when implementing hybrid IT practices and maintaining a business-driven approach to IT, it will become essential for organizations to combine IT resources in-house as well as cloud-based services for others.
  • 57% felt their organizations benefited from virtualizing their desktop infrastructure (VDI), especially from the ease of desktop management, end-user flexibility and the ability to allocate resources toward other systems.
  •  The majority of attendees (56%) choose to extend their IT budget in today’s economy by seeking to improve technology efficiencies.
  •  A split result of respondents replied they did and did not conduct a review of security risks and concerns before implementing a cloud solution. The remaining (14%) claimed they don’t use the cloud.
  • 44% of IT professionals consider maintaining current infrastructure when preparing for future growth as a current priority for their data center.  
  • 23% plan on migrating their organizations to 40 or 100G Ethernet over the next 3-5 years.

 

NY Tech Summit Attendee Survey: The State of Information Technology in 2013 Infographic


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