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How does your
approach to network
management compare?

Download the 2021 Network Field Report.

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Responses from 353 IT professionals

Learn how IT administrators at companies of various sizes tackle network management—and what’s changed since we first launched the report in 2015.

Network knowledge

Surprisingly, the percent of IT pros who fully know how their network is configured hasn’t improved in 5 yrs.

Confidence in their network

>75% of IT pros are confident in their network despite ~⅓ reporting little to no knowledge of its configuration.

Configuration changes

Configuration changes happen frequently in 46% of companies surveyed, a big increase from 2015.

Backups & Documentation

Even with frequent changes, 27% of companies never or rarely back up configs or update documentation.

Outsourcing

74% of organizations outsource at least some network-related tasks, with ~20% separating the most- and least-outsourced tasks.

Typical work week

Compared to 2015, fewer IT pros report working overtime, but automating some key network tasks can improve this stat even further.

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IT networks around the world running optimally.

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