74% of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week

News by Danielle Correa

Nearly three-quarters of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week, with 34 percent working more than 15 hours extra.

Nearly three-quarters of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week, with 34 percent working more than 15 hours extra.

New research from Lieberman Software surveyed 200 IT professionals at September's Microsoft Ignite show and discovered that only 26 percent of IT pros actually go home on time or are paid for any overtime. Additionally, 15 percent work between 10 and 15 extra hours and 10 percent work between five and nine additional hours.

When asked how they are trained to use new IT security products, 35 percent revealed that they train themselves, 52 percent are taught by the vendor and 12 percent by a third party trainer. Only one percent say they ignore the product altogether since they don't have time to learn how to use it.

“It is no secret that IT staff are overworked and underpaid, so how can we possibly expect them to be on top of all the cyber-security threats attacking their organisation alongside all the other tasks they have, like keeping systems running? In order to help IT staff, organisations should use automated IT security solutions, saving time, stress and money,” said Philip Lieberman, president and CEO of Lieberman Software.
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