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April 2018, Vol. 6, No. 2

Data integrity protection spurs greater security spending

Data managers find themselves working against the clock to mine significant value from the floods of incoming data filling their lakes beyond capacity. Rest assured, their companies are well aware of the uphill battle they face in turning all that information into gold and providing a competitive advantage. As a result, big data and business analytics top the list of broad business initiatives this year, according TechTarget's "2018 IT Priorities Survey" of North American companies. Specifically, their planned software purchases include cloud-based applications, business analytics and intelligence, big data processing and management, data integration, artificial intelligence and data visualization. Dramatic rise seen in security spending To improve data integrity protection inside and outside companies, another kind of software figures prominently in 2018 corporate spending plans. Gartner estimated that worldwide enterprise security spending will reach $96 billion this year -- an 8% increase over last year. Security services ...

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