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

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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

ESG Brief: AI and the Massive Success Problem

Abstract:

The recent and massive uptick in AI investments has been driven by the fact that these projects are, by and large, successful. This success often fuels an increase in the number of AI objectives, which places greater demands on IT and the underlying infrastructure. To ensure continued success with AI, the right infrastructure must be in place to consolidate data storage and accelerate its usage across the entire data pipeline.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021 Volume V

Abstract:

In early 2021, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) conducted the fifth annual research project focused on the lives and experiences of cybersecurity professionals. This year’s report is based on data from a global survey of 489 cybersecurity professionals.

The cybersecurity skills gap discussion has been going on for over 10 years, and the data gathered for this project confirms that there has been no significant progress toward a solution to this problem during the five years it has been closely researched. The skills crisis has impacted over half (57%) of organizations. The top ramifications of the skills shortage include an increasing workload (62%), unfilled open job requisitions (38%), and high burnout among staff (38%). Further, 95% of respondents state the cybersecurity skills shortage and its associated impacts have not improved over the past few years while 44% say it has only gotten worse.

To download a complimentary copy of this report, please visit https://www.esg-global.com/esg-issa-research-report-2021.

Topics: Cybersecurity cybersecurity skills shortage

ESG Research Report: The Path to Data Leadership

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Data teams and developers continue to serve as the lynchpin to businesses, overcoming shortcomings associated with more rapidly and reliably gaining insight from growing data sets. With improving data analytics for real-time business intelligence (BI) and customer insight consistently ranking as one of the business priorities driving significant technology spending, how are organizations enabling more end-users to actually leverage data? Skills gaps, collaboration, and accessibility have created several barriers for democratizing analytics across organizations, and pressure is being placed on data and software teams to make business intelligence easier to leverage and consume. But with the dynamic nature of the business being what it is today and the constant shifting of priorities, timeliness of delivery and accessibility of simplified analytics are being scrutinized. Embedded analytics is increasingly becoming the answer.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Infographic: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security

Abstract:

Cloud-native applications now serve critical front-, middle-, and back-office business operations.

Find out how factors like container use, a diverse threat model, and shifts in approaches are affecting the market with this infographic. 

Topics: Cybersecurity