Security to the fore as IT Spend in Business set to rise in 2017 - Press Release
A Red C poll of business leaders, commissioned by Compu b in association with the Sunday Business Post has found device and data security as a key concern as business becomes even more mobile heading into 2017. Among the other key findings of the poll which was conducted with over 150 leading Irish executives is that 4 in 5 expect to increase their company spend on IT in the next 12 months.
Given the importance survey participants put in data security it is interesting that only half of respondents have a security plan in place for their company owned mobile devices and that only 1 in 3 of these indicated they have a specific plan in place to deal with a data breach. The survey also reveals that upfront capital expenditure is the biggest impactor on the IT purchasing decisions of medium sized businesses which is reflected in a move towards an Opex purchasing model and a greater understanding of total cost of ownership.
Commenting on the survey results Ciaran McCormack, Chief Executive, Compu b, explained, “Given what our corporate team are hearing daily from clients it is no surprise that data security is such a big concern. Indeed 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 4 in 5 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 & Ireland. Its no longer just about providing the best new Apple products its 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.”
The Red C Poll was carried out on behalf of Compu b and first appeared in the Sunday Business Post. Full details of the survey can be found here on our business site.