ESG recently surveyed 2,000 IT decision-makers to understand whether, and to what degree, organizations’ comprehensive technology transformations are delivering competitive advantages. The study focused on organizations’ progress in delivering modern digital end-user experiences, innovating with data, and delivering more flexible IT services. Organizations making the most progress across all three areas were categorized as Technology Accelerators, and ESG observed that they outperform their peers lagging in these transformations (Technology Reactors) in many areas.
Additionally, a subset of 659 IT respondents directly involved in managing their storage and data protection environments were asked several questions about those specific environments. This portion of the survey asked respondents to assess their organizations’ storage and data protection capabilities and covered several related key performance indicators. The resulting data shows organizations with advanced storage and data protection technologies, referred to as Storage and Data Protection Accelerators, are: