IDG Communications Inc.’s recent poll revealed that 71% of chief information officers (CIOs) expect their involvement in data privacy and compliance to increase.
Owing to COVID-19 and increasing cyber security threats, 76% of CIOs anticipate being more active with cybersecurity. In addition, 57% consider the need for security enhancements as the main reason for increasing the tech budget in 2022.
63% of enterprises and 55% of SMBs expect their budgets to increase. At 48%, IT infrastructure and investing in new skills and talent are the top budgeting priorities. CIOs are devoting more time to security management (51%), and improving IT operations and system performance (43%).
Enhancing cybersecurity for remote workers is the top tech priority. CIOs and business respondents believe their responsibilities have been increased amid COVID-19, and 86% of CIOs believe their role is digital and innovation-focused.
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