Research Report: 2023 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Research Objectives

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 742 senior IT decision makers representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s 2022 IT spending, as well as their 2023 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure data management Application & Infrastructure Modernization End User Computing

Complete Survey Results: 2023 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Research Objectives

Ascertain IT budget outlook for 2023 overall and for specific technologies. Determine key business and technology priorities driving 2023 spending plans. Establish a profile of digitally mature companies in terms of the technologies and processes underlying their IT strategies. Monitor YoY trends with respect to technology adoption and changing customer preferences.



Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure data management Application & Infrastructure Modernization End User Computing

ESG Complete Survey Results: SaaS Data Protection: A Work in Progress

Research Objectives

Determine key challenges organizations face deploying and leveraging data protection mechanisms for their SaaS environments. Understand the education and best practices gaps that exist in protecting SaaS environments, with specific focus on key capabilities and data protection SLAs. Gain insights into key trends and requirements for successful high availability and data protection strategies for SaaS environments. Gauge end-users’ data protection knowledge and challenges for specific SaaS environments.

Topics: Data Protection Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: 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 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 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