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Wishful thinking: security complexity pushes outsourcing deals

Gentronics' hunger for new outsourcing business is clouding its common sense, it seems. In justifying the acquisition of security services specialist RedSiren by the global managed services company, Getronics claims Getronics that computer security has simply become too complex for firms to do themselves. This complexity is pushing companies towards outsourcing.

The problem is that for most companies handing over control over their IT security feels like passing out keys to their company vaults. In a recent survey among UK businesses, 80 percent of the respondents said that they were manageing their IT security in-house. Of that group another 88 percent said the need to have control was the main reason why they wouldn't consider changing this practice in the future.

March 24, 2005 | Permalink


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