Survey Shows More Evidence of Trend Toward Online Storage
Research revealed Feb. 14 by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) indicates that buyers of managed IT services will be spending most of their capital dollars on security, storage and disaster recovery products and services in 2007.
One-third of the 322 organizations surveyedall current users of managed IT services, such as Web hosting and subscription applicationssaid they plan to invest or upgrade spending in storage, backup and disaster recovery services, a CompTIA spokesperson said.
The same percentage of organizations, 33 percent, said they plan to invest or upgrade their spending in managed security services in 2007, the spokesperson said.
Other managed services' spending priorities for 2007 include Web or e-mail hosting, cited by 27 percent of the surveyed companies; network monitoring and administration, 25 percent; and software-as-a-service and application subscriptions, 20 percent.
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