Cyber threat makes IT Security the top investment area for CIOs in the Nordics.
The number one IT investment area for clients is increasing security, resilience and cyber defence. 59% of organisations cite this as a top investment area, indicating that they recognise the importance of IT for their operations and the increasing threat of cyber-attacks.
The second top investment area is automation (56%) as organisations look to lower costs and reduce the need to hire (more) staff in a tight labour market, while migrating core business applications to the cloud is ranked third with 46%.
Companies in the Nordics are increasingly looking at eastern Europe for IT.
The demand for nearshore outsourcing, e.g., to eastern Europe, is expected to grow, with almost 40% of organisations indicating that they expect nearshore to increase within their outsourcing mix.