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Compu b customers planning data security investment

Originally published on BizPlus.ie  14 Nov 2016 | 

CEO Ciaran McCormack face blue shirt

Device and data security have become major concerns for business, according to a Red C poll which also found that over 80% of executives plan to increase IT spending in 2017.

The survey of 150 leading executives was carried out for Compu b and the Sunday Business Post. Though security is a key concern, the survey also showed that only half them have a security plan in place for their company-owned mobile devices and only one third of these have a specific plan in place to deal with a data breach.

The survey reveals that upfront capital expenditure is the biggest factor in the IT purchasing decisions of medium businesses, which is reflected in a move towards an Opex purchasing model and a greater understanding of total cost of ownership.

Compu b CEO Ciaran McCormack (pictured) commented: “Given what our corporate team are hearing daily from clients, it is no surprise that data security is such a big concern. Our partnership with mobile security experts CWSI was formed on the need to provide a complete hardware, software and security solution to our client base.

“With the acknowledgement of a need for this complete security solution, the finding that four in five companies expect to increase IT spending comes as little surprise. In fact, it reflects what Compu b is seeing, with our corporate business now accounting for 42% of our total revenue in the UK and Ireland. It’s no longer just about providing the best new Apple products — it’s about providing service, training, support and that peace of mind regarding data security and control that comes from our iOS and OS device management solutions.”

Full results of the survey are available here.