Money in the Cloud: Survey Identifies Cloud as Top Tech Investment for 2015, Followed by Security and Big Data/Analytics

DALLAS, TEXAS — FEBRUARY 27, 2015 — CompuCom, a leading technology infrastructure services company, today announced the results of an online survey showing that more than a quarter of IT professionals, 26 percent, expect their organizations to focus most of their 2015 technology investments on Cloud technologies, followed by Security (24 percent) and Big Data/Analytics (23 percent). The poll collected responses from 388 IT pros across multiple industries from December 1, 2014 – January 26, 2015.

International Data Corporation (IDC) projects worldwide spending on public IT Cloud services to reach more than $107 billion in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5 percent from 2013–2017, five times that of the IT industry as a whole. IDC also predicts that IT Cloud services will drive 17 percent of IT product spending and nearly half of all growth across five technology categories: applications, system infrastructure software, platform as a service (PaaS), servers and basic storage.

According to CompuCom Chief Technology Officer Sam Gross, “Enterprises understand the enormous potential of the Cloud to integrate Social, Mobile and Big Data. With the agility challenges that IT faces, we are not surprised that Cloud is top-of-mind, even as security remains an ongoing consideration. Secure Cloud-Scale application and mobility solutions both drive and consume Big Data, and it is no surprise that the focus on Cloud, Security and Big Data technology investments rises to the top.”

Respondents to CompuCom’s poll were asked, “Where will your organization focus most of its technology investments in 2015?”

  • Big Data/Analytics – 23%
  • Cloud – 26%
  • Mobility Solutions – 14%
  • Security – 24%
  • Social Media Collaboration – 13%

CompuCom is helping many of the largest companies in the world deploy, secure and manage the technology and applications that their organizations require, including comprehensive enterprise-wide virtualization and Cloud roadmaps.

In 2014, CompuCom was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing, North America 2014. The company was positioned in the highest leader quadrant based on “Ability to Execute.”

About CompuCom
Dallas-based CompuCom Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of end-user enablement, service experience management, and cloud technology services to Fortune 1000 companies. CompuCom partners with enterprises to develop smarter ways they can work grow and produce value for their business. Founded in 1987, privately held CompuCom has approximately 11,500 associates and supports more than 4 million end users in North America. For more information, visit www.compucom.com.

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For more information, contact:
Anita Buchanan
Roberts Buchanan, Inc.
978.821.9877
anita@robertsbuchanan.com

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