Digital transformation to look forward to in 2017


In Computerworld’s Forecast 2017 survey, 47 percent of the 196 IT professionals polled said they plan to increase spending on security technology in 2017.

High-profile data breaches such as the Australian Census DDoS attack have prompted companies to ramp up their defences.


In Computerworld’s Forecast 2017 survey, 38 percent of survey respondents said they plan to increase spending on data analytics (a category that includes big data, enterprise analytics, data mining and business intelligence tools) next year, and data analytics was No. 4 on the list of technology projects that respondents cited as their organizations’ most important initiatives.


Cloud computing has been growing steadily and 2017 is forecasting more growth.

In Computerworld’s Forecast 2017 survey 33 percent of survey respondents reported that their organizations are planning to increase spending on software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings next year, putting SaaS at No. 5 on the list of respondents’ most important technology projects.


Virtualization is becoming a cornerstone for all businesses within increased employment of staff with expertise in virtualization.

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