ESG Research Report: 2019 Technology Spending Intentions Survey


In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 810 IT and business professionals 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 organizations’ 2018 IT spending as well as their 2019 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: IT Spending Intentions Cloud Services & Orchestration Converged Infrastructure Cybersecurity Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Data Protection Enterprise Mobility Networking Storage

ESG Master Survey Results: 2018 Data Protection Landscape Survey


This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the changes and challenges impacting the data protection landscape, from emerging technologies like AI and cloud computing through new compliance requirements to a confluence with cyber threats.

Topics: Data Protection Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Imanis Data Launches Version 4.0 and Delivers Machine Learning-based RPO


Hadoop and NoSQL workloads are pervasive in production environments and require enterprise-class data protection, yet few data protection solutions offer such capabilities. That’s the problem Imanis Data is zooming in on. Imanis Data is demonstrating that it is squarely focused on product execution and is putting its B-round of $13.5 million from earlier this year to good use. The recent announcement of v 4.0 introduces many new data protection features, including some innovative machine learning-based capabilities.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Spotlight on GDPR and Its Effects on Data Protection


The deadline for organizations to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has passed, and many organizations still don’t feel that they’re ready. The regulation has many implications for organizations’ data protection and security policies and procedures. The process of bringing your organization in line with the regulation will have many benefits beyond mere compliance, allowing you to improve your data classification, security, data privacy, and customer relationships.

This brief is free for download, compliments of the data protection team at ESG.

Topics: Data Protection GDPR

ESG Brief: Veeam Announces Hyper-availability Vision Supported by Intelligent Data Management Platform


At its recent VeeamON user conference, Veeam unveiled its new vision and strategy based on the concept of “hyper-availability.” Veeam’s hyper-availability vision is supported by its “intelligent data management” architecture, designed to help the company attack the enterprise market while simultaneously continuing to grow its SMB and midmarket business.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Channel Survey: Modern Partner Enablement Trends


The objectives of this channel survey were to identify current trends and needs for effective partner enablement today, and determine how IT vendors should modernize their partner enablement programs and delivery from the ground up. ESG surveyed channel partners that sell into mid-size and enterprise organizations--38% IT value-added reseller, 36% managed services provider, 20% cloud services provider, 4% national or global systems integrator, 2% local or regional systems integrator. Survey respondents represented small, midmarket, and enterprise companies.

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

ESG Master Survey Results: Real-world SLAs and Availability Requirements


This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on real-world SLAs, metrics, and availability methods in order to quantify the perceived business impacts of downtime and data loss.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Blockchain - Appearing on IT's Ledger


Research conducted by ESG reveals that a healthy number of IT organizations are at least testing the waters of blockchain technology, especially in verticals like financial services, telco, and transportation. As organizations look for ways to leverage blockchain to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by leveraging a secure, decentralized platform that can help eliminate the middle man of transaction-based aspects of their business, continued proof points across verticals will go a long way to simplify the core concepts and clarify the benefits that organizations can achieve through the disruptive technology in their specific businesses.

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

ESG Brief: The Cloud’s Connection to Copy Data Management


As enterprise organizations continue to expand how they use their data to maximize its potential value, they are increasingly looking to leverage data management and enablement (DM&E) or copy data management (CDM) solutions. The growing use of public cloud infrastructure, especially by those organizations leveraging services from multiple cloud providers, is driving the use of DM&E/CDM capabilities. ESG’s research indicates that the majority of businesses are using data management technology to orchestrate copies or re-use of data, and that cloud-based services and management are the leading drivers when it comes to these solutions.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Data Protection

ESG Master Survey Results: Copy Data Management Trends


This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the business and technology drivers and obstacles with regard to copy data management, as well as feature and buying differentiators.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Data Protection