Our Research

World-Class Research

No surveys. No bots. No baloney.

We augment our collective decades of IT experience with world-class primary research designed to uncover the real effectiveness of technology and operational practices. Nemertes analysts personally interview IT leaders to gain an in-depth understanding of what works and what doesn’t behind their emerging technology deployments. The result? We deliver actionable, nuanced, data-driven advice to drive change and success.

Our research pillars are continually evolving to meet our client’s changing needs. For 2024, these research pillars are the following:


  • Zero Trust
  • Frameworks (NIST, MITRE ATT&CK, etc.)
  • Threat detection and prevention
  • DevSecOps and application security
  • Behavioral threat analytics
  • Wargaming and tabletop exercises
  • Incident Response Plan (IRP) and strategies
  • Ransomware protection
  • Internet of Things (IoT) security

Quantum Technologies

  • Quantum networking
  • Algorithms and languages
  • Quantum cryptography and key exchange
  • Quantum memory
  • Hardware and computing platforms

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Digital Transformation and Leadership

  • Adaptive Leadership Training (ALT)
  • Maturity models
  • Technology assessments
  • IT strategy, architecture, and roadmap
  • Team building and communications strategies
  • Sourcing strategies
  • IT organization and reorganization
  • Consolidated security and networking operations
  • Digital workplace strategies and future of work

Next-Generation Infrastructure and Operations

  • Cloud and edge infrastructure
  • Cloud networking
  • Datacenter infrastructure
  • Wireless WAN, 5G, and LEOS
  • SASE, SD-WAN, and SD-LAN
  • Network automation
  • Low Code/No Code development
  • Internet of Things (IoT) networking
  • Automation best practices

Enterprise Artificial Intelligence

  • Generative AI (GAI) and Large Language Models (LLMs)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • AI governance, policy, organization, and process
  • Digital ethics

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Emerging Technologies

  • Biocomputing
  • Augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR)
  • Digital Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
  • Next-generation collaboration and endpoints
  • The Metaverse
  • 6G Wireless

Access Our Research

Customized reports and research study results are available to our clients via the Nemertes Community. We also publish research webinars on our BrightTALK channel. A BrightTALK account is required (free, one-time sign-up).

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