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Which areas will spur IT spending in 2015?

Which areas will spur IT spending in 2015?

The top focus for IT services spending in the coming 12 months will be spread across five key areas...

Better security when IT resources are consolidated in data centre

On a five point scale, the majority of respondents (i.e. 63.7% of respondents) chose "agree" and "extremely agree" for the statement:

“When I consolidate my IT resources in the data centre, it allows me to have better security controls and management.”

The average mean score for this statement across APEJ region, 4.04, is the highest score among other assumptions tested in the survey.

“We have seen a growing number of organisations across the region leveraging their consolidated datacenter as part of their security strategy,” Huang adds.

“Data centres across the region are undergoing a major revamp and security is a priority for the updates."

Huang believes consolidating resources in data centres will benefit network security vendors, and other facets of security players, such as mobile security and content security.

Security and the Cloud

The IDC IT services survey also revealed that the primary services types for security enhancement are consulting/system integration and managed/outsourcing services, in order of priority.

"Security is a critical topic for CXOs, and the traditional product-oriented sale is no longer sufficient,” Huang adds.

“Customers need to ensure the maximum value and protection they can gain from the security technology investment, and as such, the engagement has become more consultative in nature.”

Other than the top two identified services types, 37.1% of respondents chose "use of cloud to deliver" as well.

That, combined with the option of managed/outsourcing services (which includes all the cloud-based managed/outsourcing services), is in sync with one of IDC IT services predictions for 2015: 60% services for security will be dependent on cloud-enabled tools and service delivery.


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