ESG Master Survey Results: The State of Data Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of business and technology professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 17, 2021 and June 28, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be business and technology professionals responsible for their organization’s programs for data privacy, compliance, and data security.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the technologies and processes in place to support compliance and data privacy programs, as well as what organizations are doing to secure their data regardless of where it resides.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Active Archives Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 18, 2021 and May 25, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organizations, specifically data archiving and long-term retention strategies. Additionally, organizations were required to have an active archive strategy.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the technologies and processes in place to support data archiving and long-term retention requirements, with specific attention to the impact of active archive strategies.

Topics: Storage Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The State of Data Security 2021

Abstract:

Data security is changing dramatically as organizations are rapidly expanding the use of SaaS-based applications, public cloud services (IaaS/PaaS), data analytics platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) workloads. The threat landscape saw a reemergence of ransomware attacks (and payouts) against every industry, and data breach disclosures are the highest recorded. Meanwhile, new consumer privacy protection acts are imposing stronger financial penalties, and the cybersecurity insurance/reinsurance marketplace is rethinking policies, premiums, and coverage limits.

Topics: Cybersecurity cloud security

ESG Brief: The State of Data Privacy and Compliance

Abstract:

Much of the data economy about individuals being amassed in our digital world is subject to consumer data privacy regulations and controls; yet on a near-daily basis, sensitive data is shared, lost, leaked, and breached in organizations. ESG recently completed research to uncover how organizations view the state of data privacy and compliance and how navigating these regulations affects their programs, teams, spending, and the maturity of privacy-enhancing and data security technologies.

Topics: Cybersecurity data management

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and data storage professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 22, 2021 and June 30, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on investigating storage trends for both on- and off-premises technology environments, including challenges, opportunities, and evolving strategies for both.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Network Modernization Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 21, 2021 and June 3, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals familiar with their organization’s entire network environment.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the impact of modern, distributed cloud environments on network infrastructure and strategies, spanning data centers, campus, and branch/edge locations.

Topics: Networking

ESG Infographic: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021

Abstract:

The cybersecurity skills shortage continues with no end in sight, but collaborative research between ESG and ISSA suggests that organizations could and should be doing more to address it.

See the data behind these trends and more with this infographic.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: The Disconnect Between SaaS and Data Protection Is Not Going Away

Abstract:

Over the last few years, there has been a disconnect by which organizations rely on their SaaS vendors to protect, back up, and recover their data when they should actually perform their own backups. Younger organizations have more faith in their SaaS providers, while older organizations have the experience to back up and protect their own data. Some of the bigger names in the as-a-service industry are mission-critical to countless organizations, but they still require organizations to put their own strategies in place.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Infographic: The Path to Data Leadership: Embracing Business Intelligence to Achieve Data-driven Success

Abstract:

Business intelligence is the key to data-driven success according to new ESG research—with organizations on the leading-edge of data analytics usage revealing they enjoy a variety of competitive advantages.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: The Rise of the All-flash Data Lake

Abstract:

Data is the fuel of the business, creating new value and offering greater insights. A data lake environment plays a foundational role in helping extract value from data, and artificial intelligence initiatives are no exception. As the demand for faster access to data increases, massive scalability is no longer enough for modern data lake environments, so these environments increasingly leverage flash-level performance as well.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI