European IT decision makers at large firms say security is still the biggest IT issue.
Research among IT decisions makers at blue-chip firms across European industries was carried out for IT infrastructure company Siemon.
The survey found 97% of respondents ranked security high or very high in importance. Compliance and global standardisation were also at the top of the list of end-user priorities.
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Respondents came predominantly from IT management, but the sample also included consultants, networking teams and project managers.
Steven Foster, EMEA managing director at Siemon, said, "In today's world of mission-critical applications and reliance on data, it was little wonder security came out as the number one priority.
"With such a high score across all sectors, it's a clear message that for major corporations security is front of mind, followed by legislative compliance and system standardisation."
Concern for environmental issues was also a focus for attention. The environment was recorded as either a high or very high priority for over half of the respondents (52%).
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