What IT Teams Really Want This Holiday Season

IT pros' wish list runs the gamut from IoT standards and continuing education to real time off.

Marcia Savage

December 1, 2016

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The holiday season is upon us, and while stress levels may be rising for the most zealous shoppers, this time of the year is no picnic for IT pros either. In a poll conducted before the holidays last year, 56% of IT professionals said they were expected to be on-call or working during the holidays and up to 40% expected to work at some point over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

All this holiday toil is  a necessary evil, as one in three IT professionals surveyed said they experienced a severe network outage during a holiday break.

With no rest in sight for hard-working IT teams, organizations can help get everyone into the holiday spirit by rewarding their departments with the software, hardware and other gadgets IT teams really desire. Gifts like more bandwidth and training will go a long way in making IT pros lives easier all year round. And some items that IT wants – like clearing of outdated files off the network – require only an investment in time, not money.

Here are 10 suggestions for how to make any IT pro’s holiday season merry and bright. 

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About the Author(s)

Marcia Savage

Executive Editor, Network Computing

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