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Voice of the Enterprise

Actionable data and insight to understand the key dynamics driving enterprise technology markets

Combining 451 Research’s industry-leading analysis with narrative insight from our proprietary panel of tens of thousands of senior IT professionals, Voice of the Enterprise tracks the disruption occurring in technology markets and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT vendors, suppliers and investors within those markets.


Voice of the Enterprise is available in the following service lines: 


Cloud Computing

Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace and tenor of enterprise cloud adoption - both on-premise and off-premise - what are the barriers, benefits and motivations for these changes, which workloads matter and which vendors perform well. It answers questions such as:

  • Where are enterprises allocating their cloud budgets?
  • Which technologies are evolving in the marketplace?
  • How are workloads being distributed?
  • Which vendors are emerging?
  • What are the game changers?


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Converged Infrastructure

Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace of migration from standard servers to converged infrastructure and the ensuing impact on IT environments and organizations. It answers questions such as:

  • Where are enterprises allocating their converged-infrastructure budgets
  • Which technologies and types of platforms are evolving in the marketplace? 
  • How is the vendor landscape changing?
  • What motivates the move from standard servers to converged infrastructure?


pdfDownload the Voice of the Enterprise: Converged Infrastructure Overview

Datacenters

Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace at which emerging technologies are disrupting enterprise IT investment, capacity and facility planning. It answers questions such as:

  • How big is the datacenter market?
  • At what rate is the market growing? 
  • Who are the biggest consumers of datacenters?
  • How are datacenters being designed?
  • Will enterprises continue to build their own datacenters or move to service providers? 
  • How are users allocating their budgets? 
  • Where are datacenters being built?


pdfDownload Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters Overview

Market Sizing Forecast Model and Analysis
The Market Sizing Forecast Model and Analysis provides an installed-base view of the number of datacenters around the world. The data takes an “ownership” view of the market because 451 believes these are the decision makers who will drive the design and location of datacenters now and in the future.  Deliverables include:

  • Market Sizing Forecast Model: Quarterly market model in Excel with updates on the size of the datacenter market by customer segment, datacenter, type, region, company size, square footage and rack count.
  • Quarterly Trends Report: Quarterly analysis of the latest market-sizing model results, providing quarterly and annual comparisons.

Survey Results and Analysis
The Survey Results and Analysis leverages more than 900 Web-based surveys and 25 phone interviews with senior IT professionals on a quarterly basis.  Respondents from this datacenter survey qualified based on their expertise in their organization's datacenter and facilities footprint. Deliverables include:

  • Quarterly Survey Results and Summary: Quarterly Excel and PowerPoint summary of survey results, including key metrics and segmentations.
  • Quarterly Industry Narratives: Quarterly narrative commentary based on 25 1:1 interviews with senior IT professionals in searchable Excel format.
  • Quarterly Advisory Report: Quarterly report highlighting themes from the primary research with actionable advice on datacenter market opportunities.
  • Annual Summary and Predictions: Annual report summarizing the year’s datacenter market trends and providing a forecast of trends to come.

Hosting and Cloud Managed Services

Voice of the Enterprise: Hosting and Cloud Managed Services tracks, analyzes and anticipates the products and services enterprises are adopting as they move off-premise and how managed services are driving that transition, changing spending and vendor selection. It answers questions such as: 

  • Who are the key decision-makers driving hosting, cloud and managed services investment in the enterprise?
  • What infrastructure, application, security and managed services bundles are most attractive?
  • What are the critical service-provider competencies?
  • What internal competencies do hosting and cloud managed services replace? What barriers to adoption do they address?
  • Which vendors are considered leaders in hosting and cloud managed services?
  • What are current and future spending projections for hosting and cloud managed services across technology types?
  • How are hosting and cloud managed services providers and resellers evaluated and selected across key criteria such as performance, features, ROI and support?

pdfDownload the Voice of the Enterprise: Hosting and Cloud Managed Services Overview

Information Security

Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace of disruption in network, endpoint and application security as well as security management. It answers questions such as:

  • Where are enterprises allocating their Information Security budgets?
  • Which technologies are evolving in the marketplace? 
  • What is the role of compliance?
  • How is the vendor landscape changing?
  • What motivates security investment?


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Internet of Things

Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things provides ongoing insight into enterprise strategies for IoT by tracking changes across current and future enterprise IoT investments, workloads, scenarios and organizational dynamics to assess the impact on enterprise businesses as well as incumbent and emerging vendors and suppliers in this space. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the rate of IoT adoption across industries, company size, and region?
  • Who are the key decision makers driving IoT investment in the enterprise?
  • Who are the preferred vendors supporting IoT initiatives across hardware, software, services and cloud?
  • How does IoT adoption impact underlying IT infrastructure needs (e.g., servers, storage, cloud services, managed services)?
  • Who are the primary strategic vendors are influencing IoT deployments and continued investment?
  • What types of IoT projects are planned in the future and when are those projects likely to be implemented?
  • What are current and future spending projections for IoT initiatives across technology types?
  • Which workloads in the IoT stack will see the most investment as a result of IoT project priorities?
  • How will IoT spending be allocated with vendors, and what is driving spending changes?
  • How are IoT vendors evaluated and selected across key criteria such as performance, features, ROI and support and which vendors are influencing – and benefiting from – IoT deployments and continued investment?
  • Which parts of enterprise organizations are driving IoT initiatives and which will benefit the most?

pdfDownload the Voice of the Enterprise: IoT Overview

Storage

Voice of the Enterprise: Storage tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace of adoption for next-generation storage models, in particular flash, cloud and software-defined technologies, and how this enables IT organizations to become more agile, cost-effective and future-ready. It answers questions such as:

  • What are the key customer challenges and objectives in storage, and how are they planning to address these?
  • How are storage budgets evolving, and who is influencing storage purchasing decisions?
  • How aggressively are customers embracing emerging technologies and approaches, such as solid state storage, cloud storage, object storage, next-generation data protection and software-defined storage models?
  • Which products are customers planning to adopt, and which vendors are fulfilling customer expectations?


pdfDownload the Voice of the Enterprise: Storage Overview




Each service line conducts quarterly surveys with qualified IT buyers around a core research agenda. This is supplemented by questions focusing on one of four key quarterly themes: Workloads and Key Projects (Q1), Organizational Dynamics (Q2), Vendor Landscape (Q3), and Budget and Outlook (Q4). Each service line produces a standard set of quarterly deliverables on the survey results, including:

Quarterly Survey Results Crosstabs
Quarterly Excel Crosstabs of all survey results, including key metrics and segmentations (50,000+ data points per survey)

Quarterly Survey Results Charts and Figures
Quarterly PPT deck of charts and figures, including all questions with select segmentations (150+ page PPT deck)

Quarterly Customer Narratives
Detailed tracker of customer feedback from 25 in-depth telephone interviews with end users, segmented by respondent, company size, vendor(s) used, and theme (400+ quote Excel report)

Quarterly Advisory Report
Quarterly report providing an in-depth analysis of the survey results with actionable advice on overall market opportunities.

Annual Summary and Predictions
Annual summary of the four quarterly surveys and 1:1 interviews looking at predictions for the next 12 months.


Vendor Window™ Methodology

The Vendor Window plots enterprise adoption and Promise and Fulfillment Indices, and is typically based on 300+ unique vendor ratings per market. Only existing customers of each vendor complete the vendor evaluations. Vendors with larger circles have greater adoption in the marketplace. The Promise and Fulfillment Indices compare vendors’ effectiveness at marketing and execution. A vendor located in the upper right quadrant – under-promising and over-delivering – is rated highly for both its promise and the ability to fulfill its promise relative to its peers. Conversely, a vendor in the lower left quadrant rates lower than its peers on the same criteria.

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