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SECURITY RISKS REPLACE HYBRID WORK as top SME IT concern

workplaces , IT teams report that employees are becoming better partners in securing company data and their organisations are investing in IT .
JumpCloud commissioned this biannual survey of SME IT admins to gain unique insights into the day-to-day experiences of IT professionals who ably power and secure operations without enterprise-level budget and staff .
The most recent survey results highlight that while IT teams are successfully managing hybrid-remote work , they are still burdened with a glut of tools despite a strong preference for more centralised IT management .
Under half of employees ( 43.7 %) now require six or more tools just to get their job done , but 74.6 % of respondents preferred a single tool .
“ From complicated tech stacks to the downstream impact of global events , IT admins are working to secure and simplify workflows in less-than-ideal circumstances ,” said Rajat Bhargava , Co-founder and CEO , JumpCloud .

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ANNOUNCED the findings from its Q2 2022 SME IT Trends Report , IT Evolution : How IT Is Securing the Next Stage of Small and Medium-Sized ( SME ) Workplace Models . The report provides updated survey results and new findings to its biannual SME IT Trends Report first released in June 2021 . Now two years into the transition to hybrid-remote
“ As IT teams sound the alarm about increased threats , SMEs should acknowledge these professionals are needlessly juggling a sprawling tech stack that isn ’ t efficient or cost-effective and that introduces unnecessary risk .
“ While SMEs look to invest more heavily in IT infrastructure , a platform approach can improve employee experience and productivity and provide safe access to critical applications and data – all for a lower TCO than bespoke point solutions .”
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