Rapid growth in enterprise spending on digital transformation, along with steadily accelerating change from traditional IT outsourcing to smaller and more-focused initiatives, has IT service providers and technology vendors working hard to reposition and differentiate themselves quickly. Unfortunately, we see too many failing at this important task.
Whether by design or by chance, “hybrid IT” is becoming ubiquitous. But, opinions about hybrid vary among enterprise IT executives, providers, and industry pundits. Some consider a hybrid IT infrastructure to be ideal. Others consider hybrid IT to be a step along the path to a future consisting of only public cloud-based infrastructure. Our work with enterprises suggests three reasons why a hybrid IT infrastructure is – and, will remain – popular: project management, workload characteristics, and regulatory compliance.
As a result of ongoing discussions with IT providers, enterprise business executives and enterprise IT executives, we have identified key areas that will influence enterprise IT directions and shape the IT market in 2018. We group these 2018 projections into two overarching themes: Technology Transformation and Function Flux. We briefly define and discuss each trend and conclude with some actionable guidance.
What is Happening? ISG Insights Principal Analyst Charlie Burns attended the IBM Cloud Analyst Summit at the headquarters for the Cloud business unit in New York City. From the opening session it was clear that IBM wanted to convey that the company is totally committed to assisting enterprises adopt and manage a hybrid cloud infrastructure […]
What is Happening? By 2020 more than 35 percent of enterprise workloads will be on hybrid clouds, and nearly one-third of those will reside on the public cloud, according to ISG analysis. This surge in public cloud adoption reflects a shift in preconceptions around security and reliability – and more CIOs now have a mandate […]
Cybersecurity as an industry, and as an enterprise asset/requirement/practice, is at an inflection point. ISG’s research reveals an emerging, significant market migration to cybersecurity services through the next several years – part of a larger, generational switch from security products to services. And after the switch, it’s mostly driven by cyber-services.
What is Happening? The potential Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm, announced Monday last week, continues to surface in our conversations with clients. The conversations tend to focus more on the potential impacts on mobile devices and networking, but the disruptive effects will also reach deeply into the typical enterprise and services provider data centers. To recap: […]
Shachi Jain Research Alerts What is Happening? ISG’s Provider Lens™ Quadrant research study on Digital Workplace Services for the U.S. market indicates a surge in the usage of digital technologies in the modern workplace to enable anytime, anywhere, any device for employees. With workplace no longer being confined to a physical location or on a […]
Matt Erickson Research Alerts Summary and Key Takeaway Technology Business Management (TBM) is transformational, but until the present, the focus has been on obtaining cost transparency through data and analytics. Yet once a Service Costing model is in place, many client enterprises often find themselves asking “What’s next?” Having an effective and efficient service costing […]
Bruce Guptill, Stanton Jones Research Alerts What is Happening? The third calendar quarter of 2017 delivered record-breaking global ACV of $4.7 billion for As-a-Service sourcing, up 43% over the prior year. That performance was enough to lift the global market by 16%, to $10.7 billion, even with only modest 2% growth in traditional sourcing, which […]