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ESG Whitepaper - The Cloud-Based Threat Defense Model
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With the global recession now a global recovery, large organizations are once again investing in IT. According to ESG research, 55% of SMB (i.e., less than 1,000 employees) and enterprise (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) organizations will increase year-over-year spending on IT in 2010. Additionally, IT spending priorities will also change. IT investments will once again focus on new applications and IT services that help improve business responsiveness, competitiveness, and productivity.
Will this business-centric IT focus come at the expense of information security as it has in the past? Not this time. According to ESG research, 29% of organizations believe that "security and risk management initiatives" will have a significant effect on their 2010 IT spending decisions, while another 26% cite "regulatory compliance."