In its second report on server management and its related challenges – released today – web hosting guru Rackspace has explored how IT teams among 500 UK and US mid-sized businesses are spending their time and it’s not a great picture. In 2012, many IT teams are still spending more time than ever in day to day maintenance and trouble-shooting issues that having in-house servers brings. 

In 2009, the idea of outsourcing server space was something that IT departments were seriously weighing up with one-third of businesses surveyed expected to outsource their in-house servers in the next two to five years. However, over two years later, the new study suggests that many mid-sized businesses are still chained to their servers. The infographic below does the talking.