Organisations are now prioritising cyber security above all other technology areas with 62% of companies making it their focus over the next 12 months.
This comes from a report by Softcat looking at the tech investments that businesses are prioritising in the year ahead.
Adam Louca, Softcat’s Chief Technologist for Security, said: “Organisations understand that cyber security must underpin every part of digital transformation and investment needs to be a long-term strategy. This ensures that gains made are not lost as hybrid working and cloud approaches evolve."
Devices were the second most cited investment area as organisations continue to invest in the digital workspace (46% of respondents).
Hybrid Infrastructure is the third most important technology investment area, with 21% of customers citing Datacentre and Private Cloud as a priority area over the next 12 months, followed by Public Cloud (17%) and Managed Infrastructure and Support Services (16%).
Softcat also found that sustainability is moving higher up the agenda for many businesses, large and small, with 19% of respondents citing it as a priority this year, up from 9.6% in 2021.
Richard Wyn Griffith, CCO, added: “Organisations are focused on switching off ‘emergency’ digital transformation mode and turning on smarter digital transformation, setting a clear and concise roadmap for the deployment of new technologies.
“This will help them to remain agile in the face of new headwinds, from rising inflation to skills shortages and supply chain delays, as well as taking positive action towards our shared sustainability goals. ”