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Security is a major data management concern

Rachel Wheeler Archive
A quarter of US chief information officers have cited security as their biggest data management concern, a new study has revealed.

According to research from Robert Half Technology, 24 per cent of the 1,400 IT professionals polled thought data security was their primary concern, followed by 13 per cent who claimed it was hardware or operating system upgrades.

Other issues named included being overworked (ten per cent), having an insufficient budget for necessary IT projects (ten per cent) and struggling to keep data management systems up to date with technological innovations.

"Chief information officers are under escalating pressure to innovate while at the same time protecting their companies against rising security threats and managing an increasing amount of information," said John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology.

He said for this reason it is essential to keep lines of communication with colleagues and management open.

Meanwhile, Gartner has suggested that organizations consider business process management as a key reason to take on master data management technology.

Posted by Paul Newton