Pulse Reports


Data protection strategies in the modern enterprise

The job of protecting data in the modern enterprise includes oversight of varied workloads and platforms as well as anticipating a range of possible loss scenarios. It extends beyond thwarting ransomware and malware. Lack of adequate storage, outages, or inefficient backup/recovery capabilities can be just as damaging to the enterprise as a malicious attack.

In April of 2019, Gatepoint Research invited selected Database and cloud architect executives to participate in a survey themed Data Protection Strategies In The Modern Enterprise.


Approaches to Data Center Transformation – July 2018

Between May and July 2018, Gatepoint Research invited selected IT executives to participate in a survey themed Approaches to Data Center Transformation.

Right now, many data center operations find themselves straddling traditional and modern workloads. At the same time, the business model for IT is evolving toward IT-as-a-service, which poses its own set of challenges. All this requires upgrades to data storage and handling capacities, and modernized infrastructure.


Trends in Next Generation Data Center Infrastructure

Between October 2017 and January 2018 Gatepoint Research invited selected executives to participate in a survey themed Trends in Next Generation Data Center Infrastructure.

Survey participants represent firms from a wide variety of industries including business and consumer services, education, financial services, healthcare, media, primary and general manufacturing, mining, retail and wholesale trade, telecom, transportation, and utilities.


Business Resiliency Strategies for the Cloud

Moving corporate workloads to the public cloud is attractive for many reasons – cost cutting, increased efficiencies and risk mitigation, to name a few. But business resiliency is vital to a company’s reputation, revenues and data security, so decision makers must exercise prudence when deciding which workloads to migrate. Companies need to weigh the advantages and risks of the public cloud.


IT Optimization Trends

IT decision makers must always stay ahead of the curve regarding increasing business demands, constant security evaluations and changes, data management sprawl and complexity, and cost containment. Optimizing the infrastructure is not simply a “nice to have,” but a business imperative.


Strategies for Cloud – based Analytics

Between October and November 2017,Gatepoint Research invited selected IT executives to participate in a survey themed Strategies for Cloud-based Analytics.

Survey participants represent firms from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing (general, primary and high tech); financial services; wholesale and retail trade; business and consumer services; healthcare, media, mining, utilities, and telecom services.


Approaches to Center Transformation

During October 2017, Gatepoint Research invited selected IT executives to participate in a survey themed Approaches to Data Center Transformation.

Right now, many data center operations find themselves straddling traditional and modern workloads. At the same time, the business model for IT is evolving toward IT-as-a-service, which poses its own set of challenges. All this requires upgrades to data storage and handling capacities, and modernized infrastructure.


Trends in Risk Management

Preparing a business risk management (BRM) report can be daunting. Data is often siloed in various departments; compliance issues, vendors, and business continuity must be factored in. Often, the tools at hand are not keeping pace with the growing complexity of the process.


New Strategies in Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning software can optimize many critical aspects of a company – supply chain management, core processes, product innovation, manufacturing strategies. But the structure of companies (and their information flow) changes as markets and technologies evolve.


Approaches to Sales Training

Between June and September 2017, Gatepoint Research invited selected sales and business development executives to participate in a survey themed Approaches to Sales Training.

Survey participants represent firms from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing (general, primary and high tech); financial services; wholesale and retail trade; business and consumer services, and media.