Cloud Security is Top Priority for IT in 2017 Says CompuCom SurveyJanuary 27, 2017
According to a new survey from CompuCom Systems, Inc. ("CompuCom"), a leading technology infrastructure services company, nearly half of IT professionals surveyed (47 percent) believe that cloud security is the most important technology for their organization this year, over Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, third-party software support and robotics process automation (RPA). The online poll collected responses from 662 IT professionals across multiple industries from November 9, 2016 – January 12, 2017.
The cloud computing market is susceptible to threats including data breaches, data loss and insecure application programming interfaces (APIs). The world cloud security market is expected to reach $8.9 billion by 2020, according to a report by Allied Market Research, with a CAGR Of 23.5 percent from 2015 to 2020.
"While emerging technologies such as IoT and RPA continue to make headlines, the reality is that IT departments are in the thick of cloud implementations and will continue to be, well through this year and beyond," said Jonathan James, CompuCom CMO. "With breaches and attacks occurring at an alarming rate and the increase in ‘bring your own device’ and ‘choose your own device,’ cloud security is a major concern, as there’s a need for a secure environment for both cloud providers and clients. Chief information security officers need to work with their IT organizations to develop a strategy and policies that outline how to use the cloud and keep data safe."
Respondents to the CompuCom poll answered the question, "Which emerging technology is most important for your organization in 2017?"
- Cloud Security – 47%
- IoT – 19%
- Data Analytics – 17%
- Third-party Software Support – 11%
- RPA – 6%