Worldwide IaaS market grew 29.5 pc in 2017 to total $23 billion : Gartner

New Delhi: The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 29.5 percent in 2017 to total $23.5 billion, up from $18.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Amazon was the no. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2017, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM. “The top four providers have strong IaaS offerings and saw healthy growth as IaaS adoption is being fully embraced by mainstream organizations and as cloud availability expands into new regions and countries,” said Sid Nag, Research Director – Gartner. “Cloud-directed IT spending…

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Only 65% of organizations have a cybersecurity expert : Gartner survey

Mumbai: Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organizations that undergo digitalization, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, representing approximately $13 trillion in revenue/public sector budgets and $277 billion in IT spending.…

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