Nearly 95 percent of IT professionals say adopting significant new technologies is important, yet many cited barriers to successful adoption that have triggered mixed results, according to a SolarWinds survey.

These barriers include budget restraints (77%) and shortage of personnel (49%). SolarWinds, a provider of IT performance management software, released the findings in its IT Trends Report 2015: Business at the Speed of IT. The study demonstrates the significance of IT and IT’s ability to successfully adopt and implement new technology that drives business success, according to company.

Budget limitations ranked as the top barrier to adopting significant new technologies, followed by inability to convince decision makers of the need and/or benefit and a shortage of IT personnel to implement and/or manage the technology. Two thirds of the 231 survey respondents from the U.S. and Canada say they view their organizations’ CIO as an enabler in adopting significant new technologies, and nearly one-quarter say their CIO is either a barrier or uninvolved.

“These findings highlight the vital role that IT and technology now play for today’s businesses,” Suaad Sait, executive vice president, products and markets at SolarWinds, said in a statement. “Businesses can only progress and perform as quickly as IT enables them to.”

Empowering IT, especially to successfully adopt and implement new technologies quickly. “should be a top priority for every organization,” Sait said. “This will become more important as we move further into the hybrid cloud era.”

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