Aside from the prospect over the months ahead of widespread immunity to COVID-19 and a return to economic stability, Voccola sees other reasons for optimism about 2021. For one thing, while the coronavirus may have slowed spending overall, it actually accelerated investment in cloud, mobile, and other next-generation technologies.
“Small to midsize businesses are in the middle of the biggest digital transformation in history,” Voccola notes.
They’re also finally spending more on security. “The average lay person is much more knowledgeable than they were last year about security and compliance,” says Voccola, who last August added email security vendor Graphus to a lineup of business units that already included assessment and compliance vendor RapidFire Tools and dark web monitoring, awareness training, and IAM vendor ID Agent. “Many more people right now than last year have experienced ransomware firsthand.”
To accommodate what it expects to be rising demand for security, backup, and management services, Kaseya plans to add 400 to 450 employees this year in areas like development, testing, IT operations, and account management.
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