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:

VDI is Finally Here Video with John Kelly, SVP, Dell Technologies Product Manager, Data Centric Workloads and Solutions

John shares some great perspective on VDI solutions and how remote work has inspired the future of work. We also discuss the pros and cons of VPN and how VDI helps overcome some of the traditional challenges of VPN. The other topic we hit on is deployment choice and how businesses may choose on-prem or off-prem VDI deployment models.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

User Productivity Video with Carisa Stringer, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Citrix

It's always a pleasure to speak with Carisa as she shares her enthusiasm for the market and the variety of experiences Citrix customers are working through today. We also touch on the potential importance of user experience monitoring and how it may play into future remote work decisions.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Transforming How People Work: Video with Vishal Ganeriwala, VP Product Marketing Citrix

Listen to hear how Citrix is helping customers and the unique position that Citrix holds in the market with its ability to deliver a variety of work-from-home solutions. Vishal also shares how important the cloud consumption model has been during these times and some potential maneuvers he sees as customers think through what's next.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Double Daas? Video with Brad Peterson, VP Marketing, Workspot

Brad shares some great perspective from a customer point of view and what he is seeing with Workspot customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We chat through the varying degrees of success businesses are having, the work at home kit, and the different measures businesses may take to rebound back to a mix of remote work and office work.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Dispel the Myths of VDI & DaaS Video with Sachin Sharma, Director Product Marketing, VMware

Sachin and I think through how to dispel the executive myth about remote work and the important role of VDI & DaaS. We even make the bold prediction that THIS IS the year of VDI.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

VDI & DaaS Time and Cost Savings Video with Sachin Sharma, Director Product Marketing, VMware

ESG Research recently validated that more than half of current VDI and DaaS users are recognizing both time and cost savings of more than 15% compared to traditional desktop delivery models. Sachin and I talk through why this matters in the current state of the market and how these savings (and security) may factor into long term investments.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Enabling Remote Work Video with Sachin Sharma, Director, Product Marketing, VMware

Sachin and I reflect on some recent ESG research that captured the historical breakdown of remote workers, the current state of VMware employees and customers and think through how businesses may plan for the future. Sachin also shares some great insight into how VMware has been helping deliver solutions for business continuity and remote work.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Cooking and Work at Home Video with Matt Baker, SVP, Dell EMC Strategy and Planning

Matt and I have been sharing stories and formulating IT strategies for years. We recently had a chance to catch up and share our perspectives on how businesses have adjusted and some potential plans for the future. I always appreciate being able to grab time with Matt and capture his insight into what matters most to businesses.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Remote Work Without VPN during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Video with Andrew, CEO at Cameyo

Given the events of COVID-19 and the need to support remote work, I had the chance to catch up with Andrew Miller, CEO at Cameyo about VPN alternatives. I remember deploying VPN 20+ years ago and while the technology was the right fit at the time, I question whether it is the ideal solution for remote work today. Listen to what Andrew and I have to say about VPN solutions and alternative means to help make remote work work.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect

Passwordless WFH? - Video with James Stickland, CEO at Veridium

I recently had the chance to speak with James Stickland, CEO at Veridium, to hear first hand how our ESG research regarding usernames and passwords from the Digital Work Survey maps to what James is seeing with businesses today.

In the video, I share research regarding an end-user perspective on:

Topics: Enterprise Mobility COVID-19 Tech Effect