Each year, security threats to web applications grow increasingly dangerous, causing many organizations to increase their investments in web application security testing. Beyond the obvious security benefits for organizations, it is also a positive trend that will lead to new market opportunities for application development and application testing product vendors.
ESG estimates that the revenue "pull through" from BI/analytics software platforms for adjunct market providers, such as hardware (server, storage, networking), professional services, and point solution software is slightly over 3 times the revenue for BI/analytics software.
Social media creates new opportunities for companies that want to engage better with customers. Real engagement, which binds customers to companies, can drive revenue gains and reduce the costs associated with customer churn. However, engagement through social media requires new ways to manage and understand customer interactions.
The current approach businesses use to deliver, maintain, and manage desktops, applications, and data cannot keep pace with the demand from end-users, new application types, and the constant wave of endpoint devices. IT must embrace these rapidly evolving dynamics and invest in a strategy that empowers the end-user, results in productivity gains, and simplifies IT's responsibilities while continuing to mitigate any potential risks.
Growth is on the horizon for online file storage and collaboration solutions (OFS). According to ESG Senior Analyst, Terri McClure, "Our research validates that IT and business professionals are serious about making OFS services a company-wide resource for their employees."
This ESG Infographic provides data from the ESG OFS research related to drivers, deployment, and adoption rates of OFS solutions, as well as the amount of data being stored online in these solutions.
ESG found a wide variety of commercially available databases, which ESG calls "Not Only SQL" databases, beginning to take on the well-established classic relational databases for modern workloads such as big data analytics, graph analytics, SaaS, document/Web oriented applications, and extreme transaction processing. ESG interviewed 23 database vendors in order to better understand the unique nature of the emerging Not Only SQL database market.
ESG Lab confirmed that Teradata Aster delivers dramatically quicker analytics and big data insight--particularly for complex multi-stage analysis.
Large organizations are collecting, processing, storing, and analyzing more and more data to support security management and operations activities such as risk management and incident detection/response. Legacy security analytics tools cannot keep up with this data growth, which presents a new set of challenges and risks for CISOs. The data presented in this report identifies a transition in place--large organizations will alter processes, replace technologies, and enhance internal skills in order to build a scalable, integrated, and highly intelligent "big data" security analytics architecture.
IT security management and operations is evolving rapidly to address new types of threats and support IT initiatives like BYOD, cloud computing, and infrastructure virtualization. A new ESG report examines how security challenges, successes, and strategies affect people, processes, and technologies. ESG used its survey data to categorize large organizations as security management "leaders," "followers," or "laggards." Only 19% of enterprises can be considered "leaders"—the vast majority are extremely unprepared and remain vulnerable to cyber attacks.