Organizations in South Africa are increasingly investing in next-generation technologies to benefit from the advantages of those technologies in a competitive environment. According to a recent IDC, South Africa survey among CIOs, half of organizations in South Africa are making significant progress toward becoming “future enterprises” through digital transformation (DX). Cloud solutions stand out as catalysts for the use of next-generation technologies.
While security is often cited as the biggest barrier to cloud implementation, some customers view the cloud as more secure, cost effective and customer responsive than on-premises infrastructure. Customers want security solutions that span all cloud and datacenter types – a common foundation for private and public cloud with consolidated policies, monitoring, and control of all resources. This IDC whitepaper highlights some key findings from the latest IDC research and examines current approaches to cloud security in South Africa.