Cloud Analytics & Automation: AI, ML & RPA

Ramping up Risk, pre-COVID-19 and mid-COVID-19 Enterprise organizations pour hundreds of millions into their cybersecurity initiatives, protecting  everything from remote and cloud-based resources to IoT devices to collaboration applications. At the same time, they're also transforming interactions with their employees and customers. They're increasingly enabling employees to...

Where the Work Is Nemertes documented last year as the first year in which the majority of enterprise workloads ran in external cloud environments, with 27% in SaaS and 29% now in IaaS. While these migrations tend to be one-way, out of the data center and into...

Trust No One At least, not implicitly. And when we say "no one" we mean "nothing and no one" -- entities in your meshwork of IT services are more often software or hardware entities than they are humans, after all. Extending no implicit trust to an entity...

Our brand-spanking-new (independent, unsponsored) network research study, Next Generation Networks 2020-2021, documented a few just-pre-Covid facts about the network that surprised us. Why SD-WAN and Cloud Networking First, less than 40% of WAN traffic (on average) fits into the paradigmatic WAN traffic pattern of starting from an...

Yesterday I moderated a panel discussion at a Wall Street Technology Association event on cloud-first design. I was asked to give an industry perspective to lay the ground work for our wonderful panel of technologists. With 10 minutes and no slides, I offered these 10...

In the wake of out most recent round of cloud and cybersecurity research, I've been thinking about the slow evolution of application security and the evocative, if misleading, concept of "zero trust." Trust and Application Security, v. 1.0 I am (to my occasional astonishment) old enough to...

You Are Already Multicloud; How's it Going? In point of fact, most organizations have been trivially multicloud for years. After all, about 97% have been using multiple SaaS providers for years. More recently, a majority - two-thirds, in Nemertes 2019-2020 Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study -...

De-emphasizing the Data Center 2019 is the watershed year. For the first time, Nemertes' Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study shows that the majority of enterprise production workloads live in external clouds now: 56% in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. (Gratifyingly, this result is in close accord with...

More than a third of organizations in Nemertes Research's recent Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study do not yet use public cloud infrastructure and platform services. Even enterprises that embrace the public cloud typically still conduct a significant portion of their IT workloads inside their data...

Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research, became the Content Committee Chair for the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) in January of 2019. After almost two decades of working with the WSTA in various capacities – including during her previous role as Chief...

The time has come for IT to once again dive into the world of homegrown automation for running their networks. Network teams have a love/hate relationship with automation, and have had for decades. Time after time, they have tentatively extended the reach of automation, working with...

Nokia is bringing enterprise services to the fore in a concerted effort to increase its reach (and revenues) outside its better known communications service provider markets. They want IoT, 5G, and SD-WAN to be their foot (feet?) in the enterprise door, creating opportunities to expand...