ManageEngine Survey Reveals Top Five Things That Could Complicate IT in 2017

Cloud-Savvy IT Pros Rank Security Concerns #1 Challenge, Budget Cuts Follow

PLEASANTON, Calif. - February 9, 2017 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the results of its "#uncomplicate IT" survey. More than 150 network admins, IT managers, system admins, network architects, and CIOs who use ManageEngine and third-party IT management solutions participated in the survey to discover the top five IT management challenges they expect to face this year. The company also released the #uncomplicate IT Solutions Handbook,” which helps IT pros meet the most pressing challenges.

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According to the survey results, the top five things that are expected to complicate IT in 2017 are:

  1. Handling security threats
  2. Managing network changes due to the addition of users/applications
  3. Budget cuts
  4. Keeping track of unauthorized configuration changes
  5. Reducing the number of management tools

"Paradigm shifts in end-user adoption of newer technologies and devices combined with increasing reliance on IT for business growth have made IT more complex than ever," said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "That sentiment is global, but the factors that complicate IT differ from industry to industry. For instance, healthcare IT battles compliance and regulation demons while finance IT tackles hacks and data theft. And life for IT admins is further complicated by the traditional, make-a-tool-for-every-problem approach, which fails to see business as one coherent unit."

Admins can uncomplicate IT management with OpManager Plus, an integrated network management platform that offers more than 20 solutions, including network monitoring, server monitoring, bandwidth management, configuration management and firewall log management, in a single tool. It eliminates the need for multiple management tools and allows admins to manage their entire IT from a single console. With one tool to manage, admins can spend less time on maintenance efforts, such as data backups and service pack upgrades.

The "#uncomplicate IT Solutions Handbook" explains each and every solution offered by OpManager Plus in detail, with real-world use cases and customer case studies. The handbook can be downloaded from Also, a slideshow on how you can uncomplicate IT management is available at

Pricing and Availability

OpManager Plus 12.2 is available for immediate download at

For large enterprises and distributed networks, OpManager Enterprise edition starts at $16,495 for managing 500 devices. For small and medium businesses, OpManager Essential starts at $495 for 25 devices. The OpManager Plus integrated bundle pack starts at $995 and includes NetFlow, NCM, Firewall, IPAM and SPM add-ons.

About OpManager

OpManager is a network management platform that helps enterprises, service providers and SMEs manage their data centers and IT infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively. Automated workflows, intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and extendable templates enable IT teams to set up a 24x7 monitoring system within hours of installation. Do-it-yourself add-ons extend the scope of management to include network change and configuration management and IP address management as well as monitoring of networks, applications, databases, virtualization, and NetFlow-based bandwidth. For more information, please visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower IT teams to meet organizational needs for real-time services and support. Worldwide, established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Singapore, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

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