ESG Brief: Data Is the Business

Abstract:

Building on existing trends favoring digital transformation initiatives, the pandemic sparked a further shift toward data-centric business models, with virtually all enterprises now using data to support the business and a remarkable one in five claiming data as their core business. To treat data like the business asset it has become, it must be de-risked, protected, made compliant, and leveraged. This will require IT professionals and vendors alike to develop intelligent data management strategies that not only preserve and protect data but also ready it for use in achieving business growth objectives.

Topics: Data Protection data management

ESG Brief: Intelligent Data Management

Abstract:

Driven by data's rapid growth, the menace of cyber-threats and the enterprise push for digital transformation, among other factors, intelligent data management is fast becoming a priority for data protection and storage professionals. More than two-thirds rank it among their organizations' top five data protection and management priorities, a dramatic change from two years ago when only a third of organizations considered intelligent data management a top priority. Among digitally mature organizations, adoption is even higher, suggesting that interest in this approach will continue to grow as digital laggards achieve digital transformation maturity. One in five organizations believe intelligent data management will replace their overall data protection strategies. Learn why now is the time to shift to intelligent data management.

Topics: Data Protection data management

ESG Brief: Compliance and Data Sanitization

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Nearly 80% of organizations require data to be made compliant with external mandates or internal standards before it’s reused for non-production purposes. Most also sanitize such data, and increased confidence levels about passing compliance audits are especially pronounced among those that do. But many organizations don’t sanitize or apply compliance processes to all of their secondary data, and these partial approaches can limit the effectiveness of their de-risking efforts and leave them exposed to potential compliance issues.

Topics: Data Protection data management

ESG Brief: Data Classification and Data Reuse

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Data classification is becoming more pervasive in organizations, and efforts to reuse secondary data are improving. While data reuse generates a broad set of business benefits, it also creates some challenges both for IT departments and vendors that offer intelligent data management tools. But there's a strong correlation between successful data reuse and data classification, as well as other key elements of intelligent data management.

Topics: Data Protection data management

ESG Research Report: The Evolution of Intelligent Data Management

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Intelligent data management solutions and use cases are transforming the traditional data protection and storage spaces. As end-users continue on their digital transformation journeys, the need to efficiently reuse compliant data is adding data management challenges to an already complex IT infrastructure landscape. At the same time, significant business benefits can be derived from successful intelligent data management implementations.

Topics: Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI data management

ESG Research Report: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 706 senior IT decision makers representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s 2021 IT spending as well as their 2022 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 Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management

ESG Complete Survey Results: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

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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), Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany), and Asia Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore) between September 9, 2021 and September 29, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be senior IT decision makers familiar and involved with their organization’s overall 2022 IT budget and spending plans.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on 2022 IT budget expectations, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by different technologies), cloud adoption/usage trends, and the impact of ransomware on both IT and business operations.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration IT Spending Intentions data management

ESG Brief: The State of Data Privacy and Compliance

Abstract:

Much of the data economy about individuals being amassed in our digital world is subject to consumer data privacy regulations and controls; yet on a near-daily basis, sensitive data is shared, lost, leaked, and breached in organizations. ESG recently completed research to uncover how organizations view the state of data privacy and compliance and how navigating these regulations affects their programs, teams, spending, and the maturity of privacy-enhancing and data security technologies.

Topics: Cybersecurity data management

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

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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