ESG Complete Survey Results: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

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 Infographic: 2021 Network Modernization Trends

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Today's distributed networking environments have IT organizations scrambling to address new challenges, according to recent ESG research. But fresh technologies and emerging strategies have the potential to bring in benefits if executed well.

Topics: Networking

ESG Research Report: Network Modernization in Highly Distributed Environments

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The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data and the increasingly distributed nature of IT environments generally and workforces specifically are impacting network infrastructure in terms of both requirements and challenges. In addition to assessing how modern, distributed environments are impacting network requirements and subsequent architecture, it is imperative to understand how key initiatives like cloud and automation are driving and shaping network strategies. Against the backdrop of all these changes, what kind of interest are organizations showing in new networking technologies like WiFi 6, 5G, and SONiC?

Topics: Networking

ESG Master Survey Results: Network Modernization Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 21, 2021 and June 3, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals familiar with their organization’s entire network environment.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the impact of modern, distributed cloud environments on network infrastructure and strategies, spanning data centers, campus, and branch/edge locations.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Network Spending Trends for 2021

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Coming off an unprecedented year, the majority of organizations are increasing their IT budgets. While slightly more than one-third of these organizations will increase their network spending in 2021, the majority expect to hold steady compared to last year’s investment levels. This year, organizations also state that they are looking to take advantage of cloud-based network management solutions to drive optimization. The research further demonstrates how organizations with mature digital transformation efforts differ from their counterparts with less mature environments.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Juniper Enters 2021 Focused on Client-to-cloud Vision: Delivering Superior User Experiences for the AI-driven Enterprise

Abstract:

The global pandemic significantly impacted organizations last year in many different ways. The biggest was undoubtedly the swift transition to work-from-home programs and the need to stand up technology to enable this shift. As a result, many organizations reported that these efforts had dramatically accelerated their company’s digital transformation efforts. ESG research validates this acceleration and highlights that some of the top goals of organizations’ digital transformation initiatives are to drive greater operational efficiencies and deliver differentiated customer experiences. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that technology vendors are also accelerating their efforts to deliver solutions to enable greater operational efficiency to address the increasing complexity arising from a highly distributed IT environment. A great example of this vendor transformation can be seen in the steps taken by Juniper Networks.

Topics: Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Research Report: 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

Based on a survey of 664 global IT and business professionals at enterprise and midmarket organizations, the 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey examines the key business and technology priorities driving 2021 spending plans across a range of technology markets including infrastructure, cloud services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, data protection, mobility, business applications, and more.

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

ESG Brief: Network Security Predictions for 2021

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ESG's John Grady outlines seven network security predictions for 2021, including:

  • Remote work and zero trust access will remain top drivers for SASE through next year.
  • The appliance market evolves to remain relevant.
  • Runtime application security continues to converge.
  • API protection gets its due attention as part of WAAP.
Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Cisco Live 2020 - New and Enhanced Network Solutions to Fuel Digital Transformation

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Cisco Live 2020 got a makeover this year—it went all digital (due to COVID-19) after being held live and in-person for the past 30 years. More than 120,00 people attended the event where Cisco demonstrated its commitment to the community and its customers. There were also plenty of announcements about new and updated services for networking, security, collaboration, and customer experience. In the networking arena, new services announced comprised a series of network insight capabilities covering a wide assortment of products across Cisco’s portfolio—focusing on accelerating digital transformation via enhanced and improved proactive and predictive services, and the vital ability to automate data center networks globally.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Transitioning Network Security Controls to the Cloud

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Fundamental changes to network architectures, primarily due to the adoption of cloud services and the implementation of mobility, have rendered traditional approaches to defending the perimeter—to the extent that it exists—and brokering secure access to corporate resources insufficient. As such, network security controls are being reevaluated, with organizations increasingly looking to cloud-delivered solutions that provide centralized management and distributed enforcement, integrate with SD-WAN architectures, and enable secure access to cloud services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration