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Info Security Outranks Costs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A majority of information technology decision-makers at U.S. midsize companies say that information security is the most important business issue for their companies future success, followed by reducing costs and improving customer service. This is just one of the findings of a survey by the Midmarket Group of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW).

The survey, which examines the role and importance of technology in addressing business issues at midsize companies, finds that 61 percent plan to increase spending on information technology (IT) in the coming year, with only 10 percent expecting budget cuts.

“These findings affirm what we’re hearing from our business partners who are on the front lines with midmarket companies, the fastest growing sector of the economy -- information security offerings are a top priority,” said Mark Taylor, vice president and general manager of Arrow ECS Midmarket Group, which was formed to help partners build their midmarket business with solutions, training and sales support.

Arrow Electronics Inc.