Firms struggle to keep up with IT changes

News Article - Monday, 05 December 2011 15:49

Category: Hosting

Businesses are struggling to stay on top of the latest advances in the IT industry - including cloud computing and video conferencing - according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). As a result organisations are seeing staff put in longer hours and more than half are feeling more stressed than they were a decade ago.

Peter Cheese, chairman of the ILM, said: "Although it was thought that technology, such as video conferencing and teleconferencing, would revolutionise the way we work the results of our survey do not support this."

He claimed that the reason is that many firms are failing to "keep pace with technological advances" - suggesting that companies should seek professional advice. Mr Cheese also noted that businesses can help boost the benefits associated with modern technology by introducing clear guidelines for communications solutions like email, social media and video conferencing.

Recently, research from Chatham House found that many early adopters of cloud and mobile workforce technologies were not adhering to cyber security best practice.

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