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Navigating IT: Objectives and Obstacles

2012

Presented by John Smith Sr. VP of Sales IDG Enterprise


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Purpose and Methodology


Survey Sample
Fielded Total Respondents Margin of Error Audience Base Jan. 31, 2012 Feb. 20, 2012
313 IT decision-makers

Survey Method
Collection Number of Questions Online Questionnaire 37 (incl. demographics)

+/- 5.5% InfoWorld.com

Survey Goal
InfoWorlds Navigating IT Survey was conducted to gain a better understanding of the IT priorities and goals of the InfoWorld audience as well as how these priorities are impacting the structure of IT organizations.

Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Tech Innovators Embrace Emerging Technologies


Virtualization Data management solutions Cloud computing

63%

85%
55% 45% 44% 36% 34%
SAY
I am a driver of change and innovation at my organization.

Mobility Business intelligence solutions Social media/ collaboration tools

80%
SAY
My job involves identifying emerging technologies that can improve business performance at my organization before they have reached a widespread market adoption.

Q. Please classify your organization in terms of its adoption of each of the technologies below (innovator and early majority). AND Please rate your agreement with the following statements (strongly agree and somewhat agree).
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Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Involved in Multiple Stages of the Purchase Process


Determine the business need
74% 56% 83% 77% 84% 89% 79% 70% 38% 13% 46% 13%
IT Professionals

Determine requirement

Evaluate

Recommend and select vendors

Sell internally (e.g. outside of the IT team)

Approve/Authorize

On average, respondents are involved in 4 stages of the purchase process

IT Management

Q. In which of the following ways are you involved in the purchase process for IT products and services?
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Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

IT Decision-Makers Juggling IT Investments


Average number of solutions respondents investing in per category:

Security Virtualization Data center/infrastructure Enterprise applications Storage Social media/collaboration tools Application development Mobile Networking Cloud computing Business intelligence 73% 72%

93% 92% 87% 87% 86% 85% 85% 84% 80%

8 3 4 4 5 4 6 4 4 3 3

Q: In which of the following enterprise applications is your organization investing or increasing investments during the next 12 months?
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Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Firewalls Tops Security Investments


Firewalls Anti-malware Intrusion detection and prevention Wireless LAN security Authentication Encryption software Endpoint protection Access control Anti-spam Application security Data loss prevention Vulnerability assessment Identity management Physical security Compliance monitoring Security event/information management Unified threat management Employee monitoring solutions Outsourced security services Other 2% 8% 15% 26% 33% 33% 32% 31% 37% 37% 37% 37% 38% 46% 45% 44% 43% 42% 41% 55%

Investing in an average of 8 security solutions

Q: In which of the following security products and services is your organization investing or increasing investments during the next 12 months? (base: of those that are involved in Security investments)

Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Security Investments Increase Year Over Year


Reducing risk Protecting customer data/privacy Improving overall security management Threat protection Preventing data loss Managing access to data Enforcing security policy Compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley or PCI Managing security of smartphones and tablets Discovery of at-risk assets Improving visibility into network and data access Reducing security costs Improving incident response times Greater control over employee privileges Other 2% 14% 28% 27% 24% 23% 39% 34% 63% 59% 58% 58% 55% 52% 49%

Q: What goals are driving your organizations investments in security products and services? (base: of those that are involved in Security investments)

Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Server Virtualization Investments are Top Priority


Server virtualization 74%

Storage virtualization

52%

Desktop virtualization

48%

Application virtualization

41%

Network or input/output (I/O) virtualization

23%

Other

2%

Investing in an average of 3 virtualization technologies

Q: In which of the following types of virtualization is your organization investing or increasing investments during the next 12 months? (base: of those that are involved in Virtualization investments)

Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Servers & DR/DC Top Data Center Investments


Servers Disaster recovery/Business continuity Systems management IT services management Server clustering Data center automation software Power management High-performance computing Service oriented architecture (SOA) Middleware Log analysis Grid computing Other 2% 11% 17% 15% 28% 25% 24% 21% 32% 38% 44% 52% 50%

Investing in an average of 4 Data Center/Infrastructure solutions

Q: In which of the following data center/infrastructure technologies is your organization investing or increasing investments during the next 12 months? (base: of those that are involved in Data Center/Infrastructure investments)

Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012

Learn More

To receive a copy of the complete survey results, please contact Bob Melk at bmelk@idgenterprise.com.

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Source: Navigating IT: Objectives & Obstacles InfoWorld, March 2012