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Businesses spend more on data security

Update: June, 13/2015 - 09:57
Turnover for security software in Viet Nam is expected to increase in 2015, especially for cloud computing-based applications. — Photo baomoi
HCM CITY  (VNS) — Turnover for security software in Viet Nam reached US$16.6 million last year, an increase of nearly 12 per cent compared with 2013, according to a recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

The same growth is expected for 2015, especially for cloud computing-based applications.

The IDC survey for software markets in the last six months of 2014 in Asia Pacific showed that expenditures for network security, including intrusion prevention systems and firewall applications, had increased nearly 20 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013.

"Vietnamese companies focused on protecting end-using devices and network security while reducing expenditures for web and messaging security," Ha Ngoc Khuong, market analyst of IDC Viet Nam, said.

In 2014, the end-using devices security market grew 12.4 per cent, largely due to purchases from Government offices and communication companies.

Local enterprises' increased investment for big data and cloud computing was expected to increase turnover for security.

For the last six months of 2014, security for end-using devices on the public cloud increased 102 per cent compared with the same period in 2013. It is expected to reach growth of 74 per cent in 2015.

Meanwhile, local companies are still in the first stages of applying business mobiles and developing a strategic route for implementation of enterprise mobile foundation.

According to an IDC survey released at the Viet Nam Enterprise Mobility Breakfast Briefing early this week, there will be modest growth in mobile solution implementation this year.

"Mobile solutions are very important for local enterprises because it will help them increase business efficiency," Vo Le Tam Thanh of IDC Viet Nam said.

"Enterprises should have the right mobile strategy to catch up with the current mobile environment," Daniel Pang, director of Mobile Devices Study Group for IDC ASEAN, said.

"There are many enterprises still focusing on connections with their customers through PCs, but they should move to mobile devices because this year we'll see 650 million people in Asia-Pacific using only the mobile internet," he said.

Expenditures for mobile enterprises are expected to reach over US$22 billion in 2015 in the region. — VNS

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