UK SMBs to spend $2.2 bln on data storage and security

Small and medium businesses (commercial companies with up to 999 employees) in the UK are on track to spend up to $2.2 bln on data storage and IT security in 2007, up some 15% over 2006. Of this amount, the bulk of the spending of $1.47 bln will be on data storage with the rest going towards beefing up their IT security needs, according to Access Markets International Partners Inc.