ComputerWorld: IT Workloads Up as Tech Added Sans Staff

In a survey conducted by the Association for Computer Operations Management (AFCOM), a data center managers group, 37% of the respondents said that they reduced their data center staffs over the past three years and 29% said that they kept their staffing levels the same. The balance, nearly 35%, increased staff.

But over that same period, nearly 74% of the data centers increased their physical server count, according to the AFCOM poll of 360 IT managers and other senior IT executives.

The upshot is that 66% the data centers covered in the AFCOM survey are managing more systems with the same number of people or fewer.
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