ESG Brief: Fueling Data Innovation with Self-service

Abstract:

As organizations look to make data and analytics capabilities available to more stakeholders, providing the right tools, technology, and training for all employees rooted in self-service is proving valuable. A key benefit of self-service is productivity. Experts and generalists alike benefit from self-service technology to ensure faster ramp-up, fewer interruptions, and ongoing improvements in day-to-day tasks.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Business intelligence

ESG Complete Survey Results: From Data Backup to Data Intelligence

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between August 3, 2021 and August 14, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals personally responsible for data protection and data management technology decisions for their organization.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on the evolution of traditional data protection processes to more holistic data management strategies in which data is better understood and reused for other technical and business purposes.

Topics: Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Business Intelligence Pervasiveness Fueling Adoption of Advanced Capabilities

Abstract:

With a goal of broadening BI usage throughout the business, organizations are turning to advanced BI capabilities. Embedded analytics, mobile application delivery and support, augmented analytics, self-service enablement, low-code/no-code, and natural language querying are expected to rapidly grow in adoption to enable the business to better leverage data and empower more end-users to gain access to actionable insight.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Business Intelligence Adoption Trends: Business Objectives and Challenges

Abstract:

Business intelligence has long served as a technology-driven process for analyzing data and delivering actionable information that helps a variety of roles—from executives and managers to business analysts and data scientists—make more informed business decisions. With the understanding that the goal of BI initiatives is to drive better business decisions that enable organizations to increase revenue, improve operational efficiency, and gain competitive advantages over business rivals, it is no surprise that organizations continue to prioritize BI, as can be seen through larger investments and more end-user exposure throughout the business.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: The Growth and Adoption of HCI across the Business Ecosystem

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), which combines compute, storage, and virtualization resources in a single system, continues to grow in popularity as delivery models evolve. Emerging, next-generation HCI solutions that support independently managed resources can be used in conjunction with traditional, clustered HCI to expand the IT ecosystem in a more holistic approach across the entire organization.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Infographic: 2021 SASE Trends

Abstract:

Interest in secure access service edge (SASE) architectures has exploded as IT organizations struggle using traditional solutions to support distributed enterprise environments.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Infographic: Endpoint Security Trends

Abstract:

To better secure their growing attack surface, IT and security teams are thinking differently about endpoint security platforms.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Research Report: SASE Trends

Abstract:

The amount of interest in secure access service edge (SASE) architectures has exploded over the last 18 months. Organizations struggle using traditional, on-premises-based network and security solutions to support distributed, cloud-centric enterprise environments. While this has been an increasing challenge over the last few years, the pandemic and resulting spike in newly remote workers pushed many organizations to a tipping point. At the same time, the broad applicability of SASE leads to some confusion about where to begin and which technologies are required, exacerbated by legacy organizational dynamics.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Brief: Networking Predictions for 2022

Abstract:

2021 is headed for the history books, and we now turn our attention towards the new year. The last year—well to be more precise, the last two years—have brought about significant changes in network environments as digital transformation initiatives, cloud computing adoption, edge computing and hybrid work models impact how networks are acquired, deployed, and managed. The rate of change has only been matched by the pace of innovation as network technologies rapidly evolve to deliver enhanced functionality and secure experiences. As a result, there are a number of key technologies and architectures to follow in 2022.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Network Security Predictions for 2022

Abstract:

This brief looks at some the key trends and events that will shape network security technologies, suppliers, and customers in 2022.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking