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Summary Insights: Meeting Growth Amid Hardware Shortages and Energy Constraints

May 26, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: Satisfying enterprise growth and transformational requirements in data centers in 2022 is a major challenge for IT executives. Near-term capacity problems, constrained supply, and rising prices are impeding IT executives’ ability to deliver additional data center capacity and to contain costs globally.

Summary Insights: Meeting Growth Amid Hardware Shortages and Energy Constraints

Summary Insight: Keeping Employees Engaged in the Hybrid Work Environment

Apr 27, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: As companies begin their transition to a Return to Office (RTO) work environment, executives must develop a strategy to blend remote work with in-office work, using a business model that satisfies corporate and personal needs. Certainly, many companies will not return to a traditional office setting – as it existed before the pandemic’s onset in March 2020.

Summary Insight: Keeping Employees Engaged in the Hybrid Work Environment

Summary Insights: Shoring Up Cyber Defenses

Apr 1, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: Shoring up cyber defenses must become an urgent priority for organizations given the heightened threat of a global cyber warfare. As the theater of war evolves in Ukraine, DDoS and ransomware offensives may increase – whether sourced from Russia, its allies, and other state actors that might increase their attacks on Western governments and organizations by employing cyberattacks. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some published reports claim we are already seeing attacks on American banking institutions up more than two-fold.

Summary Insights: Shoring Up Cyber Defenses

Summary Insights: IT’s Biggest Risks and Challenges for 2022

Mar 17, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: IT executives should expect to see increased board-level scrutiny and pressures in 2022 as they cope with the business impacts of an emerging tsunami of IT risks, including cyberattacks and ransomware.

IT’s Biggest Risks and Challenges for 2022

Summary Insights: Minimizing the Impact of Cloud Outages

Feb 13, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: One unforeseen consequence of the “cloud-first” strategy encouraged by senior business executives is the unwelcome experience of extended periods of IT downtime when an organization’s cloud services go offline. Recent outages at AWS brought this topic to the surface – but outages have happened at all of the major cloud providers in recent years.

Summary Insights: Minimizing the Impact of Cloud Outages

2022 Predictions

Dec 31, 2021   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: COVID-19 remains the top concern of most governments globally as 2022 begins, with limited prospects that it will disappear anytime soon. The global economic and geopolitical environments will be negatively impacted by mandates and shutdowns around the world – for at least the first half of 2022.

2022 Predictions

Summary Insights: Data Protection at the Edge Is Essential for the Distributed Enterprise

Dec 27, 2021   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: Securing applications and data at the Edge requires an expanded, encompassing, and holistic security strategy, reaching from the Core to the Cloud to the Edge. Data protection and storage at the Edge, in addition to transmission of sensitive data to and from the Edge, is an evolving challenge for IT.

Summary Insights: Data Protection at the Edge Is Essential for the Distributed Enterprise

Summary Insights: Carbon Neutral/Sustainable Data Centers

Dec 27, 2021   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: There is a business case for investing in carbon neutral/sustainable data centers. While there is a limited return on switching to renewable energy resources, executives will find that there is a strong business case for energy efficiency and water conservation in data centers.

Summary Insights: Carbon Neutral/Sustainable Data Centers

Summary Insights: Making Security First a Prime Directive

Dec 6, 2021   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: Enterprises need to drive "security first" best practices that effectively make it a prime directive similar to the "cloud first" directive. The modern world is comprised of a new, more expansive and invasive cloud-enabled reality that is impacting and interwoven with every phase of software development and operations

Summary Insights: Making Security First a Prime Directive

Summary Insights: Confidential Computing and Protecting Data in Use

Nov 20, 2021   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Reports  //  No Comments

RFG Perspective: Unprotected sensitive data exposes an enterprise to fraud, identity theft and the theft of personal and confidential information. These data breaches can prove to be quite expensive for organizations – both in terms of financial impacts and reputational risk. Executives should be striving to reduce their risks from external and internal bad actors. It is for that reason that executives should examine the recent development known as Confidential Computing.

Summary Insights: Confidential Computing and Protecting Data in Use

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