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

ESG Infographic: The State of DataOps

Abstract:

Between data quality issues, distributed data, over-burdened teams, rising costs, and increased risk, the complexity of today’s data ecosystem hinders democratization of data and analytics. This is a big reason organizations are turning to DataOps, an agile, automated, and process-oriented methodology used by data stakeholders to improve the quality, delivery, and management of data and analytics.

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

ESG Brief: Cloud-native Application Strategies Are Becoming More Common in Conjunction with Ubiquitous Public Cloud Use

Abstract:

Organizations continue to look for ways to modernize their heritage production applications. Most are employing cloud-native application strategies with multiple public cloud providers. They'll need unified microservices architectures to achieve the application portability that is essential in managing multiple clouds in hybrid models where on-premises apps still play important roles and to lay the foundation for an entirely cloud-first future.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps

ESG Brief: The Value of Modern Application Architectures Is Recognized, Though Challenges Persist

Abstract:

Understanding the benefits and challenges of developing and deploying cloud-native applications is key to success. Security, integration, and the developer skills gap are among the biggest microservices hurdles, while developer velocity, app portability, and infrastructure independence lead the list of advantages.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps

ESG Infographic: Cloud-native Applications

Abstract:

See how IT professionals use cloud-native applications to help advance their businesses into the future with this free ESG Infographic, Distributed Cloud Series: Cloud-native Applications.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Observability from Code to Cloud

Abstract:

Organizations continue to try to strike the balance between cloud-native and legacy infrastructure. Whether organizations take a “cloud-first” or a “cloud-when-it-makes-sense” approach to their digital transformation initiatives, the number and variety of infrastructure options and locations continue to expand. Specifically, IT operations teams continue to strive to improve collaboration with developers on building modern application architectures and establishing the related processes. As companies accelerate or embark on their digital transformation journeys, what is the expected role of ITSM in enabling businesses to realize the benefits of automation, observability, intelligence, and optimization?

To gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 357 IT, DevOps, and application development professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration