Research Reports

  • February 9, 2016

    Trends in Data Center Networking

    ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 306 IT professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing campus and data center networking technologies for their organizations. Survey participants represented midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America (United States and Canada). A broad cross section of verticals is represented in this sample.

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  • January 27, 2016

    A Cybersecurity Perspective on Identity and Access Management

    In order to explore identity and access management security practices and challenges further, ESG surveyed 335 IT and information security professionals representing enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America.

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  • October 21, 2015

    2015 Data Storage Market Trends

    In order to assess the current state and future direction of the data storage technology market, ESG recently surveyed 373 North American-based IT and data storage professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations. All respondents were personally responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology for their organization and were familiar with their organization’s data storage environment and/or strategy—including topics such as storage technology types in use, current storage challenges, and forward-looking data storage plans.

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  • September 30, 2015

    2015 Trends in Data Protection Modernization

    ESG surveyed 375 North American IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise- class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in order to explore the business and IT requirements driving modern data protection strategies, the influencers and stakeholders within their organizations, and the implementation details of their existing and preferred data protection strategies. All respondents were responsible for and/or familiar with their organization’s data protection infrastructure, processes, and strategy, and were required to have purchase decision authority or influence. 

     

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  • June 25, 2015

    Threat Intelligence and Its Role Within Enterprise Cybersecurity Practices

    In order to assess how enterprise organizations are collecting, processing, analyzing, and operationalizing their threat intelligence programs, ESG surveyed 304 IT and information security professionals representing enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were involved in the planning, implementation, and/or daily operations of their organization’s threat intelligence program, processes, or technologies.

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  • September 14, 2015

    Cyber Supply Chain Security Revisited

    In order to explore cyber supply chain security practices and challenges further, ESG surveyed 303 IT and information security professionals representing large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) organizations and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in the United States within vertical industries designated as critical infrastructure by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). All respondents were familiar with/responsible for their organization’s information security policies and procedures, especially with respect to the procurement of IT products and services. Respondents also had to be familiar with cyber supply chain security as defined previously. 

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  • August 28, 2015

    Trends in Protecting Virtualized Environments

    Virtualization, more specifically server virtualization, was pioneered by VMware and is now also offered through Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as open source and other mechanisms. Virtualization has truly changed how server infrastructure is delivered in a modern IT environment. As with any other fundamental IT transformation, when production resources are modernized, protection mechanisms must also evolve. As such, it is not surprising that increasing server virtualization usage and improving data backup and recovery have consistently been among the top five IT priorities for midmarket and enterprise organizations over the last several years, including 2015.

    In order to get a more in-depth perspective on the strategies and technologies IT organizations are employing to protect their virtualized infrastructures, ESG gathered the data presented in this report as part of a broader research effort covering general data protection trends.

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  • April 29, 2015

    Platform-as-a-service Usage and Satisfaction Study

    In order to understand organizations’ usage of or interest in platform-as-a-service solutions, ESG recently surveyed 326 IT professionals and application developers representing small (50 to 99 employees), midmarket (100 to 999 employees), and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were personally responsible for evaluating and/or selecting software application development and deployment tools for their organization.

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  • May 5, 2015

    Platform-as-a-service Feature Preference Study

    ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 326 IT professionals and application developers to understand their current or anticipated usage of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products. Survey participants were either senior developers or IT managers and represented mostly midmarket and larger organizations in North America (United States and Canada).

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  • February 27, 2014

    Online File Sharing and Collaboration: Deployment Model Trends

    ESG surveyed 334 North American IT professionals representing small (fewer than 100 employees), midmarket (100 to 999 employees), and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations to find out about their organizations’ usage of, interest in, and opinions regarding online file sharing and collaboration services and deployment model preferences. All respondents were personally responsible for evaluating, purchasing, or managing information technologies needed to store, access, and share company documents and files for their organizations.

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