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April-June 2019

IT Priorities 2019: Security concerns top agenda for network buyers again

The advent of 5G mobile networks may have dominated the headlines in the first two months of 2019, but it is the intersection of the world of enterprise networking and the world of cyber security that seems to be driving enterprise network spend, according to the 2019 Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities survey, as buyers looked to lock down their networks in the face of an almost constant barrage of threats and malicious actors. In the UK and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), network performance and network traffic and flow data emerged as key areas of the IT environment that buyers intended to monitor more closely this year, with 44% of UK buyers planning to monitor network performance and 35% network to monitor traffic and flow data, compared with 38% and 36% of EMEA buyers, respectively. When it came to networking spend specifically, security concerns still loomed large, with monitoring and management tools high on the agenda in both the UK and EMEA. In the UK, 27% of buyers said they were planning to spend ...

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