ESG Brief: Data Protection Spending Trends for 2022

Abstract:

With increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on the rise, ensuring the recoverability of the deluge of data pouring into corporate environments is a concern for IT leaders. In addition to protecting endpoint devices, IT decision makers expect to make the most significant data protection investments in technologies that safeguard data and applications residing on public cloud infrastructures.

Topics: Data Protection IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Data Initiatives Spending Trends for 2022

Abstract:

As organizations increasingly turn to data to enable rapid business innovation, it’s no surprise that a majority of them are spending more on analytics-related data initiatives. Such organizations are looking to empower more decision makers and democratize the use of data, analytics, and AI, but many still need to invest in the technologies and processes necessary to enable the execution and ongoing support of these data priorities.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Network Spending Trends for 2022

Abstract:

When it comes to their 2022 spending on networking products and services, enterprises express strong interest in using advanced technologies such as AI and cloud-based management tools to modernize their networks.

Topics: Networking IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Cybersecurity Spending Trends for 2022

Abstract:

IT spending is accelerating in 2022, and cybersecurity initiatives are leading the charge as enterprises race to digitally transform and satisfy heightened customer expectations while simultaneously securing hybrid workforces. Among the top cybersecurity areas targeted for increased spending are cloud security, data security, network security, and endpoint security—indicative of a more holistic approach to cybersecurity investments. Although organizations face a range of cyber-threats, ransomware continues to be among the most challenging attack types, making ransomware readiness a top business priority that’s prompting senior leaders to participate in ransomware strategies.

Topics: Cybersecurity IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: 2022 Data Center Infrastructure Spending Trends

Abstract:

Nearly half of organizations plan to increase spending on data center infrastructure in 2022, and data center modernization efforts continue to be a priority for many. The top modernization steps targeted for investments include software-defined data centers, AIOps, monitoring tools, and on-premises deployments of hyperscale cloud technologies. In addition, a majority of organizations want to apply a cloud-like payment model based on resource utilization in their data centers, further illustrating their desire to balance on-premises and cloud approaches.

Topics: IT Spending Intentions Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Research Report: Cloud Analytics Trends

Abstract:

In order to gain insight into how public cloud computing services are impacting data analytics strategies, ESG surveyed 338 IT and data-centric decision makers at organizations in North America (US and Canada) with knowledge of or responsibility for their organization’s analytics initiatives and goals, including how these activities intersect with public cloud computing services.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Infographic: Application Infrastructure Modernization Trends

Abstract:

IT organizations are balancing cloud-native and legacy infrastructure support while trying to decide how and where to host production applications amid digital transformation mandates.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: The State of Data Privacy and Compliance

Abstract:

ESG conducted research on the state of data privacy, compliance, and security to better understand the maturity of data privacy and compliance programs, understand the challenges facing organizations when it comes to data security technologies, and examine the use of traditional data loss/leak prevention, emerging data security technologies, and privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). The survey was completed by 304 business and technology professionals at midmarket (i.e., 100 to 999 employees) and enterprise (i.e., 1,000 or more employees) organizations across North America (United States and Canada).

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Research Report: Application Infrastructure Modernization Trends Across Distributed Cloud Environments

Abstract:

To gain insight into the state of application infrastructure modernization trends, including movement to public cloud services and the future of the data center, key reasons companies are using more than one cloud service provider, the rate at which organizations are moving to the public cloud, and expectations of and plans for on-premises data centers, ESG surveyed 372 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, building, and managing application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Complete Survey Results: Distributed Cloud Series: Application Infrastructure 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 September 20, 2021 and September 25, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT decision makers responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on the state of application infrastructure modernization trends, the rate at which organizations are moving to the public cloud, key reasons companies are using more than one cloud service provider, and expectations of and plans for on-premises data centers.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration