Mark Bowker

Mark Bowker

Senior Analyst Mark Bowker is responsible for the enterprise mobility, identity, and mobile security coverage at ESG. Leveraging 20+ years of IT industry experience, Mark researches what it takes to support today’s workforce as seen through both IT and end-user lenses.

Recent Posts by Mark Bowker:

Distributed Cloud & Digital Ecosystems Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Bob Laliberte (Video)

Listen in as Bob Laliberte and I discuss these two important research topics and capture technology and business insights into the future of the data center.

Distributed Cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications.

Digital Ecosystems: How carriers, Telcos, MSPs, and CSPs are innovating and optimizing edge computing applications.  

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Distributed Cloud & Observability Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Bob Laliberte (Video)

Listen in as Bob Laliberte and I discuss these two important research topics:

Distributed Cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications.

Observability from Code to Cloud: Optimizing cloud-native application architectures via AIOps-driven automation and FinOps cost optimization.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Distributed Cloud Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Scott Sinclair (Video)

Listen in as Scott Sinclair and I discuss these two important research topics and capture technology and business insights into the future of the data center.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Dell Technologies World: Insights and Go-to-market Impact

One may think that the pace of cloud innovation and changing consumption models have simplified life for IT professionals. However, ESG's annual Technology Spending Intentions Survey highlighted that 75% of organizations believe IT complexity has increased over the last 2 years. Dell Technologies World was packed with announcements and information to help IT professionals address this complexity and transform operations. Listen in as Mark Peters, Practice Director; Kevin Rhone, Director ESG Channel Acceleration; Scott Sinclair, ESG Senior Analyst; and I share our thoughts on the event and the potential Dell is creating with Apex.

Topics: Storage Channel Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

What is Distributed Cloud?

Doug Cahill and I had the opportunity to discuss some of the operating dynamics in today's IT organizations and how the pressure of embracing cloud innovation is creating the opportunity for distributed cloud environments. What is distributed cloud? Simply put, distributed cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications. Listen in as Doug and I explore the importance of distributed cloud and its potential impact in the market.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Digital Workspace Ecosystem Conversation with Jeremy Moskowitz of PolicyPak (Video)

It's always good to catch up with Jeremy. We had very similar starts (a story for another blog) to our careers in IT. I'm always impressed with how tuned in Jeremy is with IT professionals and his constant drive to innovate in this digital workspace market. 

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

Digital Workspace Ecosystem Conversation with Paul Campaniello of Login VSI (Video)

The insights that Paul shares regarding testing hosted desktops as part of a digital workspace strike me as an essential requirement as businesses consider scaling their environment beyond what they have ever planned. 

I think of Login VSI as the standard for testing hosted desktops and a way IT pros can help predict user experience while deploying at scale with confidence. Listen as Paul and I chat through the digital workspace ecosystem and how Login VSI is helping customers succeed with their strategies. 

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

The Digital Workspace Alliance

Digital workspaces, a term adopted by internal IT organizations to describe projects, are often shaped and defined based on what a technology vendor can map to from a technology or solution perspective. I am a proponent of digital workspaces and was pleased to see multiple companies come together in an effort to put consistency behind digital workspaces. Full details on the Alliance can be seen here: Ten Tech Leaders Form the Digital Workspace Ecosystem Alliance to Help Organizations Navigate Remote & Hybrid Work Solutions

Topics: Digital Workspace

Why Have Employee Monitoring Activities Increased?

In ESG's 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey, when asked whether IT leadership has gotten any pressure from business executives to increase employee monitoring at any point stemming back to the outset of the pandemic, nearly half (48%) of senior IT decision makers responded in the affirmative.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

Executives Want More Employee Insights

Antiquated management philosophies that connected successful work with hours in an office are being proven to be erroneous. In fact, ESG's 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey highlighted that 72% or organizations are becoming more pro-work-from-home and 44% of respondents would prefer to keep as many employees as possible working remotely as long as possible. As a result, we are seeing the pressure being turned on for IT pros who are being asked to increase employee monitoring. 

Topics: Enterprise Mobility