The average security investment will peak at eight to 12 percent of
information technology budgets in the United States by 2006, and in Europe
and the Asia Pacific region by 2007, according to META Group, Inc.
The market research and advisory firm expects these budgets to stabilize at
five to eight percent in the United States by 2008 and in Europe and the Asia
Pacific region by 2009.
"Information security remains a top-five issue for CIOs, and the debate
regarding appropriate investment levels continues to rage," said Tom Scholtz,
vice president with META Group's Security & Risk Strategies advisory service.
"Although capturing and benchmarking information security spending is
complicated, security teams must model overall investment to track parity
with industry peers and account for the cost of satisfying business
requirements for managing information risk."
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IBM announced that it has gained share and achieved double digit revenue
growth worldwide in overall disk storage systems, according to the latest
quarterly storage tracker results from IDC. Led by 13.4 percent
year-over-year growth in worldwide external disk storage systems revenue for
the second quarter of 2005, IBM's disk storage systems year-over-year growth
in revenue was higher than that of three of the top six storage vendors.
Additionally, IBM was one of only three of the top five storage vendors to
achieve double digit growth and gain share overall in disk storage systems.... (more)
Protegrity Corporation has announced the availability of a new suite of
services designed to help companies mitigate the risks and costs related to
data security breaches and non-compliance with security regulations and
The services respond to a strong market need for education and guidance in
assessing current data security and developing practical enterprise-wide
strategies for data protection. A recent Protegrity survey found that 53.9%
of respondents believed their companies were unsure of current data security
requirements and a third said their companies would lik... (more)
Business and technology leaders around the world now have the opportunity to
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BusinessObjects XI Release 2 give users a way to access information and share
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Business Objects had more than 100 customers and partners in the worldwide
beta program. Customer and partner feedback played a significant role in the
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'The world virus map is an excellent resource for quickly understanding the
virus situation at any given time,' said Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research
Officer at F-Secure said, as his company introduced the concept of 'virus
maps' - a visual representations of virus infections worldwide. 'For anybody
interested in understanding the 'bigger picture' behind a virus in the news
and charting its course, this is a good place to start.'
"With a virus map we can plot viruses in real-time or see an elapsed
history," added Hypponene, who explained how, after blogging about this
system, he h... (more)