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The Sleep Patterns of IT Professionals - Core 2020 Research Findings


IT is the beating heart of today’s organisation: without it, the organisation can’t function and before long, the whole thing will collapse. No wonder the people responsible for keeping that heart beating are under massive pressure.  In our role as a managed services provider, we’ve seen our share of seriously stressed, seriously sleep deprived IT people.

We commissioned this report to find out how bad the situation really is.

Why do we care? Because for many talented IT professionals, constant operational distractions stop them being good at their real job.

So, what have we discovered?

The short answer: the picture’s pretty bad – but there’s also reason to hope.

For the long answer: download the report by submitting the form.

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IT professionals are the key workers of business: responsible for keeping the company’s heart beating. But our report shows that they’re seriously under pressure, with 29% finding the job
too stressful.

The impact is impossible to ignore. A huge 71% of IT workers are getting less than two hours a day of genuine downtime, leaving little time for life outside work – which in turn is impacting sleep. In fact, more than 74% are getting less than the recommended 7-8 hours’ sleep on week nights.

But there’s good news, too. Our survey found there are clear steps for businesses to take to make sure the key workers of the organisation head off to bed with a clear head – and get a good night’s sleep. Firstly, there’s a positive link between the adoption of cloud technologies and people’s work/life balance, with 57% of those whose organisations have embraced cloud technologies feeling satisfied with their work/life balance.

We also found that as IT folk are freed from keeping the lights on to focus on more strategic issues, there’s a distinct upswing in their outlook. The clear message is that outsourcing the daily pressures can help transform wellbeing among IT professionals – and get them spending some quality time in the land of nod.