CompuCom Survey: Cloud Security is Top Priority for IT in 2017

PLANO, TEXAS – JANUARY 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 2020.1 

“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% 

Total votes: 662

“CompuCom offers the latest in security event monitoring to help enterprises identify and halt threats before they become a breach,” noted Chris Opat, SVP of Cloud Technology Services at CompuCom. “CompuCom’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services provide enterprise, commercial and small- and medium-sized businesses with industry-leading security event management, correlation and advanced analytics. When combined with other network, service desk, data center and cloud managed services, the CompuCom portfolio delivers an exclusive, comprehensive managed IT service that is smarter, safer and more affordable.”

About CompuCom
CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in North America, provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and products to Fortune 1000 companies committed to enhancing their end users’ experience. Founded in 1987, privately held CompuCom employs approximately 11,500 associates. For more information, visit www.compucom.com.

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Jay Roberts, Roberts Buchanan
212.924.2582 | jay@robertsbuchanan.com   

1 Allied Market Research, “Cloud Security Market,” https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/cloud-security-market
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