For businesses to be successful in 2014, while budget continues to be the key deterrent, EMC indicates that the two other areas that will need focus will be planning (40%) and developing knowledge and skills (38%). In mature IT organizations, success against IT threats is not just accidental or attributable to good luck, but rather the result of mature processes and deployment of the correct IT tools that continuously monitor for new threats and adjust to new issues as they are revealed.
Driving for a higher level of maturity is not just for the Fortune 500 or the world's largest companies. Every organization needs to pursue greater maturity in IT to protect intellectual property and reputations with customers, shareholders, and other public stakeholders.
Against a challenging economic backdrop, EMC will continue to operate from a position of strength to innovate and accelerate customers' journey to cloud computing, helping organizations store, manage, protect & analyze information in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Eric Goh is Managing Director, EMC Singapore.
 Source: Gartner, Market Trends: Asia/Pacific Is Catching Up Fast in Adoption of Business Intelligence and Analytics Services, Feb 7 2013 http://www.gartner.com/id=2330515
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