ESG Brief: Is Microsoft Losing Its Corporate Browser Edge?


The web browser is perhaps one of the most used but often overlooked applications inside the business. Through the browser, employees access applications, view data, and collaborate, while IT has to secure the environment and ensure an optimal experience. Thus, as ESG researched web browser usage, it was compelling to discover indicators that could put Microsoft at risk and propel Google into the enterprise.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: Cloud Increases Systems Management Complexity and Capability


The continued rise in the use of public cloud infrastructure services has not been accompanied by an equivalent rise in systems management capabilities to support managing those services. As companies extend their on-premises infrastructure to the off-premises cloud world, the need for them to understand the systems management capabilities and challenges has become critical.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations in Transition


Given an increasing focus on security analytics and operations, ESG initiated a primary research project in early 2017 to assess the state of the market. In pursuit of this goal, ESG surveyed 412 IT and information security professionals representing large mid-market (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. Respondents surveyed for this project had intimate knowledge and direct involvement in their organizations’ security analytics and operations people, processes, and technologies.

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Topics: Cybersecurity SOAPA

ESG Brief: What Should an Archival Solution Look Like in 2017?


Gone are the days when “archive must equal tape” (and vice versa); also gone is the noisy confusion between “archive” and “backup.” This brief offers a deeper look at the considerations and subsequent requirements driving archiving solution strategies and outcomes.

Topics: Data Protection