ESG Brief: Sustainability Is Now the Most Common Buying Criterion for Endpoint Devices

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Environmental sustainability, already a priority of executives in many organizations, has infiltrated IT purchasing to such a degree that it has become the most important buying consideration for endpoint devices. In response, IT leaders are learning to become sustainability advocates, which in turn is driving changes in how vendors position and prioritize features of their devices.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility endpoint management

ESG Complete Survey Results: Distributed Cloud Series: Cloud-native Applications

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 6, 2021 and December 17, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT, DevOps, and application development professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on cloud-native application trends, including bridging the gap between container development, Kubernetes, and IT operations through CI/CD pipelines, as well as building, maintaining, and operating a developer-ready infrastructure without impacting developer velocity.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Complete Survey Results: Distributed Cloud Series: Observability Trends

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between November 15, 2021 and November 20, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT, DevOps, and application development professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on building modern application architectures and establishing the related processes, including the expected role of ITSM in enabling businesses to realize the benefits of automation, observability, intelligence, and optimization.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Cloud-native Applications

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Today’s businesses are evolving rapidly to meet the demands of their customers, but traditional and heritage applications often do not meet the requirements. IT organizations are trying to keep their businesses running while migrating to new, modern approaches to advance the business into the future. Many organizations are taking a “cloud-first” approach to their digital transformation initiatives, which requires building, maintaining, and operating a developer-ready infrastructure without impacting developer velocity.

To understand cloud-native application trends, including bridging the gap between container development, Kubernetes, and IT operations through CI/CD pipelines, ESG surveyed 387 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration cloud-native Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Brief: The Demise of EDR?

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As a top investment priority for security organizations, detection and response programs are entering a significant transition as attack surface expansion and threat complexity drive the need for more comprehensive visibility, detection, and response. The extended detection and response (XDR) movement has spawned a plethora of new solution offerings capable of detecting advanced threats by aggregating, correlating, and analyzing telemetry from endpoints, networks, the cloud, and identities together with a new level of more extensive threat intelligence. What impact – if any – do IT and cybersecurity teams anticipate XDR having on their current endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions?

Topics: Cybersecurity XDR

ESG Infographic: Cloud Analytics Trends

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Discover why IT organizations consider the cloud critical to fueling data-driven success with this ESG Infographic, Cloud Analytics Trends.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Microsoft Makes Gains in Endpoint Security

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As expanding device diversity, zero trust, and extended detection and response initiatives drive organizations to reassess endpoint security solution investments, security teams are looking to replace existing tools with more capable, converged platforms. Significant advances in Microsoft's native endpoint security prevention, detection, and response capabilities, together with attractive bundling and pricing options, have propelled a meteoric rise in the popularity of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint over the past two years. While many intend to use Defender as a core component within their endpoint security arsenal, many still plan to supplement, potentially spawning a new opportunity for other security providers to deliver specialized add-on solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity endpoint security

ESG Research Report: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Trends

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In order to gain insight into how infrastructure is evolving to take on today’s business challenges, ESG surveyed 348 IT decision makers at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for their organization’s on-premises infrastructure, specifically usage of or plans for hyperconverged infrastructure.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, retail, healthcare, and technology.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Enterprise Resource Planning Ecosystem Trends

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In order to gain insight into the current ERP landscape, including upgrade plans, business drivers, key features, purchase influencers, and deployment models, among others, ESG surveyed 193 qualified respondents at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for their organization’s ERP systems and with significant knowledge of the associated plans and budgets.

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

ESG Brief: SASE: A Managed Service Opportunity

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Secure access service edge (SASE) frameworks are increasingly gaining interest with enterprise customers. The deployment of these services presents an opportunity to switch from perpetual licensing or even subscription licensing to delivering SASE as a managed service. The success of SD-WAN, a major component of a SASE framework, is certainly a driver for consuming SASE as a managed service as well. Organizations need to understand how managed service providers are delivering SASE, especially the ability to manage on-premises and cloud offerings.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration