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Growing cyber threats challenging cost reduction as reason to use managed services

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"Over a third of IT operations at mid-sized companies will move to an outsourced managed service over the next five years, as IT directors seek security as well as cost reductions.

Outsourcing to save money is still the main motivation for taking up a managed service, but businesses that lack huge IT resources and struggle to keep up with the changing cyber crime landscape are increasingly outsourcing for security.

A survey carried out by Vanson Bourne for communications supplier Daisy found companies are planning to move 37% of their IT to a managed service over the next five years. A total of 67% said this is to reduce costs and 55% said growing cyber threats are driving them to outsource security.

The other main reasons to move to managed services include the desire to gain organisational agility (50%) and a drive to optimise existing IT resources (40%).”

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NCC Weekly News Update 16 June 2015

 

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