Easynet Studies Public Sector Network Spending
LONDON -- Easynet Global Services, the managed cloud infrastructure business, today unveiled the results of a new study examining the difficulties the public sector faces with the performance of their critical IT applications. Titled ‘KillerApps 2013’, the study indicated that 75% of public sector companies are experiencing problems when accessing and using networked IT applications.
KillerApps 2013 focuses on business-critical applications used by public sector companies and charts how those applications perform when run across the corporate network. Poorly performing applications lead to a decrease in productivity and frustration as users are forced to wait for slow or non-responsive IT applications - often due to congested and overstretched networks. The research found this situation was pervasive within the public sector with 45% of respondents reporting that this type of problem is becoming more frequent.
The research showed that 79% of IT professionals in the public sector are seeing the data requirements of their corporate network increase by at least 10% per annum, with one quarter seeing growth at 20% or more as the sector seeks to drive increased efficiency using evermore centrally hosted IT. Consequently, on the whole respondents said they are investing more in the network with budgets rising for 37% of organisations, remaining static for 46% and falling for just 13%. However, the research demonstrates that network assets could be used more efficiently with just 28% of respondents regularly using the network to its full capacity.