Jon Oltsik

Senior Principal Analyst

  • News
    Jan 28, 2009

    Coming soon: Full-disk encryption for all computer drives NetworkWorld

    In five years time, you can imagine any drive coming off the production line will be encrypted, and there will be virtually no cost for it, said Jon Oltsik, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. Click the link to read more.
  • briefs
    Jan 27, 2009

    Seagate and Dell: Bringing Hardware-based PC Encryption to the Masses

    Facing a combination of regulatory compliance, malicious threats, and publicly-disclosed breaches, PC encryption has become a requirement for most businesses. Historically, that meant encryption software, but this model will likely become obsolete as more PCs integrate self-encrypting hard drives. Why? Hard drive-based encryption offers ease-of-use, performance, and security advantages that are too attractive to pass up. This conversion is gaining tremendous momentum thanks to the activities of leading technology companies like Seagate and Dell.

  • News
    Jan 27, 2009

    HP ProCurve unveils data center network strategy

    Previous to this announcement, [ProCurve] really didn't have data center-specific products, said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. Click the link to read more.
  • Blogs
    Jan 22, 2009

    Riverbed and Mazu: What it means.

  • News
    Jan 14, 2009

    Europe lacks data centre security CRN

    Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), said: "The amount of sensitive information continues to grow precipitously, so organisations need a broader deployment of encryption technologies across data centres in order to protect data confidentiality and privacy. Click the link to read more.
  • Blogs
    Jan 12, 2009

    IT Forecast for 2009 (Chapter 4)

  • briefs
    Jan 6, 2009

    IBM System z: The Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform?

    As the IT world prepares for cost cutting in 2009, server virtualization seems like one of the few technologies bound for continued growth and success. That said, x86 server virtualization technologies remain immature and may not be ready for real enterprise workloads. While Citrix, Microsoft and VMware continue their development efforts, the IBM System z may be the best enterprise-class virtualization platform available today. Organizations with mainframe investments, UNIX/Linux consolidation projects or web application development initiatives may find mainframe virtualization TCO especially attractive.

  • Blogs
    Jan 2, 2009

    IT Forecast for 2009 (Chapter 3)

  • News
    Dec 30, 2008

    Networking predictions for the new year CnetNews

    As 2008 draws to a monotonous close, there is still a sliver of time left for me to make my 2009 networking predictions. Yes, money will be as tight as a Minnesota Senate race next year, but there certainly will be a number of bright spots. Here is my list of 10 technology areas to watch in 2009 (in no particular order): Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Dec 17, 2008

    Nebulous cloud computing CNet News

    When discussing cloud computing, I often think of Joni Mitchell's haunting lyrics from the song, Both Sides Now. Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Dec 9, 2008

    Data backup security tutorial

    Jon Oltsik, a senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, Milford, Mass., says tape encryption today is mostly done in appliances, with Decru Inc. (a division of NetApp Inc.) boasting one of the most substantial customer lists. Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Dec 8, 2008

    Lack of Controls, IT Budget Hurting Database Security Efforts

    When it comes to that, Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Jon Oltsik said senior managers need to be educated on the specific vulnerabilities and security needs associated with databases. Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Dec 4, 2008

    Microsoft to embed data classification, strengthen ties with DLP

    DLP tools have also been notoriously sluggish to use, but they have been getting better, said Jon Oltsik, a senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group Inc. Click the link to read more.
  • News
    Dec 1, 2008

    Cloud-Powered SaaS Needs No-Nonsense Backend On-Demand Enterprise

    Jon Ottsik, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, says Viprion "combines state-of-the-art hardware with extremely good software chops. The result is a platform that can throw a lot of horsepower at a lot of application delivery tasks while remaining flexible to accommodate dynamically changing needs on a moment's notice." Click the link to read more.
  • Blogs
    Nov 25, 2008

    How Will the Economic Meltdown Alter IT Spending? (Part 2)

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Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.

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