What we know about the nation’s IT infrastructure: 1.1 million employees lost their jobs last year.
2.1 percent of those lost jobs are in the data center.
3.1% of the entire data center workforce is non-technical.
4.6 percent of the nation has a data center with less than $1 billion in revenue.
5.5 percent of data centers are less than 1,000 employees.
6.6% of those less than 100 employees have fewer than 5 employees.
7.3 percent of all companies in the United States have fewer employees than their employees.
8.7 percent of companies in America are on a mission to reduce their workforce by 10 percent by 2020.
9.5 million people have left their jobs since 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
10.2 million people lost their job in the past 12 months.
Source Politico title A big IT problem for the US: What we don’t know and how to fix it article The $1 trillion IT problem: As technology firms grow, they need to find ways to better manage their resources.
As data centers become more complex and their costs increase, IT departments have to be able to get the job done better.
That means better data storage, faster computers, more computers, faster servers, and more servers.
It also means making sure they have the right people and technology.
“A lot of companies are not as smart as they should be,” says Chris Wilson, the executive director of the IT consulting firm Digital Ventures.
“They need to do a better job of being smart and doing the right things.”
The biggest challenge is the complexity of the task.
“We have a massive infrastructure, and it’s a huge infrastructure, with a lot of moving parts and moving pieces,” says Mark L. Cavanaugh, senior vice president at C&R Group, a Washington-based software company.
“The best way to think about it is that if you have a big, complex data center, you need to make sure that the systems are secure, the data is secure, and the infrastructure is secure.
That’s the most challenging part of this.”
What companies are doing right: Data centers can cost $1 million to $2 million, but companies in some sectors have spent as much as $30 billion on data centers in recent years.
There are more than 1 million data centers across the country, with an average of more than 5,000 data centers per city, according the Department of Energy.
“Companies need to be smart in how they deploy and use their data,” says Michael Mancuso, director of government relations for the technology and data services at the US Chamber of Commerce.
“There are a lot more people doing the same work.”
Companies need to get smart about their IT.
“It’s an extremely complex infrastructure, so it’s very easy to get stuck,” says Wilson.
“Some companies are having difficulty figuring out what to do with it.
I’ve had a number of people tell me that they have to figure out how to manage their IT more efficiently because they’re running so many servers at the same time.”
Wilson says that even though there are no definitive figures on the amount of money spent on IT, “it is certainly a high cost to manage.”
In his own experience, he says, he has seen companies that are getting stuck at a lot when they need help.
“I’ve seen a lot that they’re really frustrated by how slow their IT has gotten.
They’ve been getting it done at such a snail’s pace that they don’t have the ability to figure it out,” he says.
Companies are also seeing a lot less customer service.
“People are getting frustrated,” says Cavanaugh.
“This is something that companies are going to need to think hard about.”
What can be done to fix IT?
IT is a problem that’s going to continue to affect the US for the foreseeable future.
As more businesses and individuals move their data to cloud services, the demand for data centers is going to increase.
That also means more people are needed to maintain the infrastructure.
“If you have more people on the team, you’re going to have more resources that you need,” says Mancoso.
That includes IT departments.
IT departments are the ones who have to maintain those data centers, and they’re also the ones that need to manage the data.
“You have to get that data off the server.
You have to take it off the network.
You’ve got to get it to a central location where you can get it,” says Lafferty.
“That’s a challenge that we’re going through, and that’s the challenge that every company is going through,” says Kopp.
Companies also need to ensure that the data that they need is backed up in a secure way.
“When you’re building a data infrastructure, you don’t want to just throw it