ESG Brief: The Operational Management Conundrum of Data and Analytics in the Cloud

Abstract:

Most organizations use technologies from a variety of public cloud and third-party software providers to support their data management and analytics strategy. That complicates ongoing operational management of cloud analytics environments, and multi-cloud deployments exacerbate the challenges—and the headaches they cause. This research highlights what organizations are doing to try to ease the pain without disrupting critical data workflows.

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

ESG Brief: The Continued Opportunity to Improve Time to Value in Data and Analytics Initiatives

Abstract:

While most IT decision makers believe their organization is doing a good job of acting on data insights, it often takes weeks or months to generate and then act on those insights. There's an opportunity to do better by deploying new technologies and making the data lifecycle more efficient—and organizations that don't address the time-to-value gap may find themselves lagging behind faster and more agile rivals.

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

ESG Research Report: SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR

Research Objectives

Based upon years of previous research, for most organizations, security operations are in a period of both disarray and transition. While organizations expand the development of digital transformation initiatives, cloud-native application development, and remote worker support, SOC teams continue to conduct day-to-day operations using assorted point tools, manual processes, and a shortage of staff and skills. CISOs realize this mismatch leads to an unacceptable reality of ever-increasing cyber-risk.

To address this growing security operations gap, organizations are taking numerous actions to modernize security operations, including automating processes, utilizing advanced analytics, integrating security technologies, and embracing the MITRE ATT&CK framework. In order to gain insights into these trends, ESG surveyed 376 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and utilizing threat detection and response security products and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Infographic: The Role of ESG Programs in IT Decision Making

Abstract:

IT suppliers' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program status is a new and important evaluation factor for buyers.

See data behind this emerging trend with this free ESG Infographic, The Role of ESG Programs in IT Decision Making.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps

ESG Complete Survey Results: SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR

Research Objectives

Examine the people, processes, and technology supporting the modernization of security operations. Identify key value points, the metrics to back up those value points, and what’s expected from both products and managed services for XDR and SOC modernization. Determine current perception and role of XDR as a component of security operations modernization efforts. Explore strategies used to automate triage, speed investigations, and help organizations find unknown threats.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Complete Survey Results: The Role of ESG Programs in IT Decision Making

Research Objectives

Measure the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives on the IT evaluation and purchase process. Identify the groups within organizations most responsible for adhering to ESG requirements as part of IT purchases. Highlight the costs and benefits that organizations have experienced as a result of complying with ESG initiatives. Determine which vendors/brands are perceived as strong in terms of ESG and which are viewed as laggards.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration Systems Management End User Computing

ESG Brief: Movement Across the Distributed Cloud Is a Regular Occurrence

Abstract:

As enterprises digitally transform and IT environments become more dispersed across multiple public clouds and on-premises data centers, the process of moving data, applications, and workloads to and from various locations quickly becomes regular practice. Moving just one application to and from a location can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, in most cases requiring a week or more. For large environments, the costs can be significant. As a result, organizations must take a more deliberative, evaluative approach to moving data and applications when migrating to the cloud and across clouds.

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

ESG Brief: The Data Center Lives On, but Its Future Will Be Very Different

Abstract:

Reports of the data center's demise have been grossly exaggerated. On-premises data centers are alive and thriving, with the average number of on-premises locations under management expected to increase over the next five years. The future of the data center, however, will look very different from today. Enterprises in the throes of modernizing their application infrastructure and migrating to the cloud are increasingly realizing they also need a cloud-like experience for on-premises data centers and improved public cloud connectivity with consumption-based procurement models.

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

ESG Research Report: The Role of ESG Programs in IT Decision Making

Research Objectives

In order to gain insight into how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives are impacting IT purchases, Enterprise Strategy Group (also ESG) surveyed 400 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada), UK, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand involved in IT product and service purchase decisions.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Infographic: The State of Digital Ecosystems at the Edge

Abstract:

The need to collect and analyze data generated at edge locations is playing an increasingly important role in enabling organizations to improve quality, deliver enhanced experiences (both customer and employee), and gather deeper insights into the business. To understand how IT organizations are leveraging and optimizing their use of important edge sites, ESG surveyed IT professionals responsible for their organization’s edge computing applications, tools, policies, and procedures.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps