ESG Brief: Understanding IT’s New Normal in the Wake of COVID-19

Abstract:

COVID-19 introduced the business world to a new and previously unforeseen risk factor, in-person face-to-face interactions. For knowledge workers, the result was a mass exodus out of corporate offices and into their homes, now dependent on remote work. For the IT organizations tasked with supporting their businesses and those knowledge workers, COVID-19 reaffirmed the importance of digital transformation, now as a risk mitigation tool, emphasizing the continued importance of streamlining operations, while accelerating cloud usage to shift more of the risk burden to third-party providers.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management COVID-19 Tech Effect

ESG Research Report: The Evolution from Data Backup to Data Intelligence

Abstract:

A chasm exists between traditional “dumb” data backup, in which data is only moved around but not leveraged to drive or support business outcomes, and data management, in which data is better understood and reused for other technical or business purposes. The data protection space is undergoing a fundamental shift from traditional backup and recovery with the emergence of more autonomous AI-based solutions.

In order to understand how this confluence of changes is creating a dichotomy between currently available solutions and end-users’ desired data protection state in the next few years, ESG surveyed 359 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization.

Topics: Data Protection data management

ESG Master Survey Results: The Evolution from Data Backup to Data Intelligence

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and data protection professionals at private- and public-sector organizations in North America (US and Canada) between June 28, 2019 and July 21, 2019. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT decision makers currently responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ production storage and data protection mechanisms, as well as their organization’s approaches to facilitating data usage by primary and secondary beneficiaries.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the transition from traditional data backup processes to data management strategies in which data is better understood and reused for other technical or business purposes.

Topics: Data Protection data management