14 Search Results

  • 1 April 2021

    Voice of the Enterprise: Mixed attitudes toward software-defined options

    Software-defined technology approaches for running network hardware, infrastructure, storage and more are solving real IT problems. But when discussing adoption among those who have yet to take the plunge, end-user attitudes varied.

  • 12 March 2021

    When reflecting on their rapid pandemic response, some IT professionals in our Voice of the Enterprise in-depth interviews have been proud of their hard work, while others have confessed to just being lucky, since it was pre-pandemic efforts that enabled them to handle the massive shift to organization-wide work from home.

  • 10 February 2021

    Voice of the Enterprise: Automation is not automatic

    Many of the IT professionals we interview are taking advantage of automation technology. Organizations embarking on automation efforts likely find that evaluating a process and then custom-fitting automation technology requires far more than the tech team. Equally important are workers with intimate knowledge of the workflow, as well as the overall business context.

  • 28 January 2021

    Voice of the Enterprise: How can employers increase the pool of qualified candidates for IT jobs?

    To satisfy demand for qualified IT candidates, some organizations are working with students before they graduate in order to reduce skills gaps and sometimes vet them as potential employees.

  • 6 January 2021

    Voice of the Enterprise: Aren't all cloud providers the same?

    IT professionals in our Voice of the Enterprise in-depth interviews often mention several large cloud providers in the same breath, as essentially 'equal' choices. This begs the question: At a high level, how much do end users differentiate between major cloud providers?

  • 22 December 2020

    Voice of the Enterprise: Are we there yet?

    For many organizations, digital transformation is an ongoing journey, in which using new combinations of data and logic is a very strategic part. For some time, IT professionals have been assuring us that those data and logic strategies " analytics, AI, ML, automation " are all great, but at the same time admitting that they're not doing much yet. Now we're hearing about some project plans.

  • 18 December 2020

    Voice of the Enterprise: Making personnel decisions in a pandemic

    We've been hearing from IT professionals about organizational decisions concerning hiring, firing and training. It's been a crazy year for workers, as reduced revenue has forced employers to make difficult decisions. And these personnel decisions are being made against a widely publicized and highly visible background of changing societal views and perceptions.

  • 4 December 2020

    Voice of the Enterprise: Workplace diversity efforts in IT

    IT work is essentially skills-based " writing code, operating infrastructure tools and configuring networks, for example. Because those skills can be assessed via nonsubjective metrics, there should be less potential bias in hiring and promotion.

  • 25 June 2015

    Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenter findings - enterprise investment and capacity metrics

    More than 1,200 quantitative online surveys were conducted with IT professionals, plus 26 in-depth interviews with enterprises during April and May 2015. The latest findings focus on datacenter investment, utilization, capacity planning and use of colocation and cloud service providers.

  • 3 February 2015

    Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters preview - enterprises still own datacenters

    451 Research is expanding its coverage of the enterprise datacenter market. In October 2014, roughly 900 senior IT professionals completed extensive quantitative online surveys, and our analysts conducted 25 in-depth interviews with industry-leading enterprises. The Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters study presents a thorough analysis of these surveys as experts described their business/industry challenges and outlined their datacenter strategies going forward.