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CompTIA Unveils Study

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Buyers of managed information technology (IT) services will focus on security, storage and disaster recovery services in 2007, new research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reveals.

One-third of the 322 organizations surveyed – all current users of managed services – said they plan to invest or upgrade their spending in managed security services in 2007. The same percentage of organizations, 33 percent, said they plan to invest or upgrade spending in storage, backup and disaster recovery services.

Other managed services spending priorities for 2007 include Web or email hosting, cited by 27 percent of the surveyed companies; network monitoring and administration, 25 percent; and software-as-a-service and application subscriptions, 20 percent.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)