'Digital transformation' has become the de facto term for describing the way large organisations are moving from legacy IT to what IDC describes as the 'Third Platform' (based around the four pillars of social, mobile, analytics and cloud). But as this metamorphosis occurs, there's an underlying element that underpins all of the above: security.
Without a robust set of security solutions in place, managing, maintaining and most importantly growing a business in the digital economy becomes at best extremely difficult, at worst nigh-on impossible. Despite the pouring over $80bn into this sector, it shows no sign of slowing and is, according to this IDC article, due to keep going north.
Having many years of experience working with countless security vendors has exposed us here at Kingpin to the constantly changing security landscape. It's also placed us at the very cutting edge of both the provider and the needs of the audience.
"The rapid growth of digital transformation is putting pressures on companies across all industries to proactively invest in security to protect themselves against known and unknown threats," said Eileen Smith, program director, Customer Insights and Analysis. "On a global basis, the banking, discrete manufacturing, and federal/central government industries will spend the most on security hardware, software, and services throughout the 2015-2020 forecast. Combined, these three industries will deliver more than 30% of the worldwide total in 2017."