Achieve privileged access goals and reduce burnout with PAM managed services

The focus on technology in all industries is constantly growing, but skilled IT workers aren’t easy to find or keep in today’s landscape. A recent survey found that 58% of IT workers are suffering from job burnout, making them twice as likely to quit. One remedy to this situation is partnering with a managed services provider dedicated to safeguarding customer investments in privileged access management (PAM). PAM managed services support the adoption of new technologies to reduce complexity and sustain value.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) report titled, The Impact of Technology in 2022 and Beyond: an IEEE Global Study, found that 97% of IT leaders are working closely with HR leaders to keep up with the constantly changing and advancing technology landscape. After all, you can’t have a strong IT team without hiring the right people, and IT jobs are expected to increase by 13% between 2020 and 2030. But finding the “right people” can be challenging, and there’s a worldwide IT staffing shortage that can present obstacles and delays to implementing new technology, and raise concerns about key security needs, like privileged access management (PAM).

Basically, it’s difficult to find sufficiently skilled IT workers, and finding them is not the same as hiring them, which is not the same as keeping them.

The IEEE report polled 350 CIOs, CTOs, IT directors and other global leaders in the field about the state of HR technology, and how COVID-19 impacted and continues to impact the workplace. These experts predicted the primary problems they would face in this area, which include recruiting and filling open IT positions (73%) and maintaining strong cybersecurity with a hybrid workforce (83%).

These concerns are backed up by other surveys. For example, a TalentLMS survey revealed that 72% of IT workers were considering quitting their jobs in the next year. And of the 58% of IT workers suffering job burnout, 89% are hoping to quit. So, whether you’re having difficulties retaining talent or finding talent, you’re probably (understandably) cautious about implementing a new technology that may lead to increased security risk.

The hard truth is your worry is founded in legitimate concerns. To optimize adoption, use, and return on investment with new technologies, you need a solid long-term strategy and the team to carry it out. Without a scalable and structured path or sufficient expertise available in-house, you risk mismanaging privileged access. The good news is that quality managed services for privileged access management are available. You just need to choose the right PAM managed services partner. Ideally, you should work with experts who are also stakeholders, and who will not let you fail.

Enriching your own talent with PAM managed services

Hiring the right PAM managed services provider means partnering with experts in both technology and strategy. Combining cutting-edge technology with a simple, streamlined project deployment, and ongoing support for production and expansion, will allow your team to improve enterprise security and meet audit and compliance requirements.

You need managed services experts who not only know the tech but can also expertly collaborate with internal teams. This way you get tailored solution that works across the board, enabling you to meet your privileged access management goals while also reducing the burden on IT departments and supporting employee retention.

Across the board benefits with PAM managed services

Partnering with flexible, cost-effective, and value-added subscription PAM managed services will help you:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce IT burden – and burnout
  • Accelerate adoption so you quickly progress to meeting goals
  • Optimize and innovate enterprise architecture
  • Shift to proactive, value-added engagement with technology partners
  • Align with best practices now and through future changes and expansions

The Imprivata managed services team of technology experts have years of experience implementing our own solutions to ease the burden of managing mission critical solutions at an enterprise scale. Read this case study to discover how Imprivata helped solve a hospital’s IT knowledge and resource gap with managed services.