Dealing with the regular problems that crop up with IT systems is the most serious concern for IT managers in Britain's small companies, new research has found.The poll by systems support firm Connect found 37 per cent of those surveyed most concerned over guaranteeing the smooth running of their IT functions, reports second place for the amount of stress caused to managers was ensuring IT security at 32 per cent, a figure that rose to 35 per cent when considering just the smallest companies with less than 50 members of staff."Much of the IT debate currently revolves around what we’d call 'big ticket' items - concepts like mobile working, web 2.0 or open source software dominate the news agenda for IT," said Mark MacGregor, Connect chief executive, reports"While we're certainly not dismissing those concepts, the reality is that for the entrepreneurs and owner-managers that drive much of the innovation and growth in our economy, the issues are really much simpler. "They just want robust, cost-effective IT systems that actually work. One of the challenges we need to address as an industry is how we can deliver more of that type of IT to this vital part of UK plc," he added.Interestingly, companies with 50 to 250 employees saw a poor understanding of IT issues as a far more serious concern compared to those with less than 50 staff.© Adfero Ltd