Businesses and businesses of all sizes are struggling to cope with the increasingly digitized workplace.
But while there are plenty of gadgets that can help with the transition to the new world, a growing number of jobs have been left to machines, according to a survey released Monday by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Some of the best-known machines are those that help companies process information and do data processing, but the survey also found that more than half of businesses with data centers are struggling with how to manage their data.
Most of the computers are based on Intel, a company that has long been a darling of tech companies.
But with the rise of new computing platforms, Intel’s popularity has dwindled.
In the past few years, the company has been under fire from some quarters for failing to make the leap from its own computers to newer ones, including its x86 Xeon chips, which are more widely used in personal computers.
In addition to those Intel-based servers, companies with data center-based systems can count on Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud computing service, which offers data processing and storage, and Google Inc.’s BigQuery database service, for processing large amounts of data.
These cloud computing services have been particularly popular among businesses that have data centers and need to quickly handle the vast amounts of information generated by a massive number of computers.
“The biggest trend in our industry is that we are getting more and more into the data center,” said Paul Pestano, president and CEO of ACM, which conducted the survey of 1,000 business leaders.
“In many cases, it is an IT strategy, rather than a software strategy, and they are taking on a data center role.”
In addition, ACM found that the use of cloud computing is increasing in the consumer space, where it accounts for nearly half of all computing and data center spending.
The association surveyed business leaders, business owners and executives, and found that nearly half said they are working to automate their processes.
The most common reasons for these tasks include the need to automate processes and manage their resources, such as running more data processing operations on their servers or transferring files between servers.
For example, when the company needs to transfer a large file, it might use the cloud, while if it is just a few files, it may rely on a physical file server.
ACM also found a growing trend in the workplace: In recent years, companies have been turning to automation to reduce employee turnover, particularly among the older and less experienced workers.
But as the workforce ages, companies are finding that a shift toward automation can be difficult and costly.
The survey found that 43 percent of business owners said they would have to automate if they wanted to save money.
Of those, 41 percent said they were not able to save enough money because of the cost of hiring a data and analytics firm.
Business owners also said they wanted more help in managing their workloads.
For many businesses, such a shift would mean having to create a new system for handling the data and other tasks.
ACMA’s survey found a wide range of concerns about automation.
For instance, 43 percent said that they are concerned that automation is causing problems with their business and its bottom line, while 44 percent said it is creating a negative impact on their bottom line.
And 39 percent said automation is not as easy as they would like it to be.
Businesses have also expressed frustration that they can’t get a clear picture of how automation will affect their bottom lines.
About 60 percent of businesses said that the biggest change they have seen in their data center environment has been the rise in automation.
This trend, however, is not necessarily because of automation.
A large majority of business leaders said that some of the biggest changes in their businesses have been the increased automation of the IT infrastructure.
ACMP also found several issues that business owners have identified in their technology infrastructure that are holding them back.
For one, they are not able or willing to deploy more of their IT infrastructure, according the survey.
Many businesses said they have had to turn to external vendors for IT services.
For another, they have not yet had the tools to properly test and troubleshoot their infrastructure to make sure it is up to scratch, according ACMP.
“When you see a system that is not up to par with other IT systems, you have to ask yourself, ‘Is this something I need to fix, or is it something that is simply a byproduct of this?'” said Pestanos.
“You can’t have one without the other, and there are some serious issues in the way the IT departments are managing IT and how they are managing their IT systems.
This is not a new problem.
We have seen it over the past 15 years.
But it is a problem that is getting worse as IT services have become more sophisticated and the costs of running them have increased.”