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Comments Off on Security and Accountability in the Cloud Data Center: A SANS Survey
This report summarizes the second annual SANS survey of IT professionals using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS implementations. What has changed this year? Has the state of cloud security improved? Stayed the same? Worsened? Some of the top takeaways from this year’s survey include: • 70% of respondents work in organizations that are more than happy to use public cloud computing services • 62%...
Comments Off on Cloud Usage is Now Over 90% But IT is Struggling to Keep Up. Are you?
Cloud usage is now over 90% but IT is struggling to keep up. Are you? Cloud Adoption Grows. Concerns Remain. 1,400 IT Security professionals from around the globe report their organizations have been adopting cloud at a rapid pace and trusting more sensitive data to reside there. ...
Comments Off on Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
Over 90% of companies now use the cloud, yet IT is clearly struggling to secure these services. What’s alarming is that, as trust in public clouds grows, more sensitive data is being stored there, potentially exposing your enterprise. In fact, half of all organizations report tracing malware back to a SaaS application. A big culprit is Shadow IT—business units using cloud services outside of IT’s visibility and control. Mitigating risks, increas...
This whitepaper provides data points on malware and stresses the importance on emulation, which reduces "firefighting" and dramatically lowers security costs and freeing up resources for more strategic initiatives such as endpoint detection and response. ...
Comments Off on Questions You Should be Asking Your Cloud Service Provider
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right q...
Comments Off on Executive Summary: Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
Cloud services are now a regular component of IT operations, and are utilized by more than 90% of organizations around the world. Many are working under a Cloud First philosophy, only choosing to deploy an internal service if there is no suitable cloud variant available. As a result, IT architectures are rapidly shifting to a hybrid private/public cloud model, with those surveyed expecting 80% of their IT budget to be cloud-based within an average of ...
Comments Off on Understand the Impact of Intelligent Automation Services on IT Service Providers’ Strategy
Automation of IT service delivery across all services segments is steadily gaining traction, as more providers aggressively invest. Business–unit leaders at IT service providers have a small window to ensure future competitiveness. This special Gartner research highlights how automation techniques and tools deployed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of service delivery will reduce prices and create opportunities for greater scale and profi...
Comments Off on Disruptions and Disruptors: Use Digital Business Lenses to Uncover Secondary Disruptions
The single largest change facing enterprises and technology providers alike is digital disruption. The idea of disruption can be encouraging if you stand to gain from it, or frightening if you would continue to benefit from the status quo. Business unit leaders in end-user organizations are coming around to the notion that disruption will become the norm as the flip to the digital universe occupies our strategic thinking for years to come. This spe...
Comments Off on Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption
Disruption has moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries. But digital innovation can often be a very risky, and not particularly rewarding, endeavor. The special report highlights Gartner's top predictions for 2017 and beyond by examining the three effects of continued digital innovation: Experience and engagement, business innovation and the secondary effects that resul...
Comments Off on Tech Go-to-Market: Complex Technology Buying Dynamics Mandate Account-Based Strategies for TSPs
Technology service providers (TSPs) are constantly looking for new sales and marketing initiatives that will lead to breakthrough success. But buying is highly situational. Once an enterprise has interest, it seeks to build trust in potential providers, get detailed product information and experience the product before it will buy. This special Gartner research highlights the key to success for TSPs: A deep understanding of each account that is bei...