The single most common issue faced by the IT pros surveyed recently by Kelton Research is network slowdowns or outages, which outstripped application performance problems, availability and even the dreaded “unanticipated change request.”

The study, commissioned by IT performance analysis vendor TeamQuest, tracked the opinions of more than 400 IT management professionals who work at companies with 1,000 or more employees. The findings, which were released today, unsurprisingly centered on the importance of analytics for the data center and the hazards posed by a lack of oversight and IT efficiency.

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