In this benchmark report, we review how digital transforming organizations develop and execute testing strategies that ensure the reliability and quality of applications, integrations, and other technology changes. We surveyed two hundred CIOs, CISOs, and IT leaders in development, quality assurance, operations from large enterprises on their testing strategies, practices, and challenges. Our key question is how digitally transforming organizations leverage test automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to increase test coverage and robustness across growing application portfolios.
This survey was conducted to determine the impact of COVID-19 on technology deployments of businesses in Canada as work from home, combined with an economic downturn, swept the world starting in March 2020. One hundred senior Canadian IT executives were surveyed. Their titles range from Director of IT Operations to CIO and CISO. The companies represent a broad swath of industry and include retail, manufacturing, financial services, and hospital services. The average revenue of the companies surveyed was $408 million and ranged from $49 million to $1 billion.
In September and October 2020, SINC and The Analyst Syndicate — on behalf of Shape Security (an F5 company) —surveyed 100 IT and security practitioners from B2C companies across the US and Canada. The objective was to analyze how effectively companies are managing the security of their customer-facing applications. The survey covered three primary areas:
The 150 Marketing Professionals responding to our recent survey felt this is an unprecedented time. The majority feel professionally challenged because:
It’s happening to almost everyone in marketing! We’re all in this together.
Our analysis of new research data from CIOs, IT security executives, and other senior IT leaders tells us that the global COVID-19 crisis has helped boost business use of cloud-based IT, and will do so through at least the next 24 months. It also tells us that very few firms are adequately prepared to secure the extended use of cloud-based IT – and that leaders are concerned about cloud as a result. This report analyzes the survey data to better understand these concerns, identify their causes, and determine the best solution.
The progression of the healthcare industry to the use of the cloud continues – gone are the days when few were willing to bet their businesses and their careers on the cloud. Cloud is now mainstream for most healthcare organizations. However, results from a recent survey conducted by SINC USA on behalf of cloud provider Nutanix that explored the degree with which health care organizations embrace the cloud, and their ability to manage and secure simple to complex mixed/hybrid cloud environments identified some key challenges and observations that all organizations can use to forge a path forward.
The early weeks of March 2020 turned into a scramble for most US businesses. Scores of employees have been set up to work from, which inevitably creates a rethink of IT projects and brings an array of security concerns to CIOs and CISOs alike.
We surveyed executives across the country to learn about their organization’s experience in transitioning to work from home and their outlook for the future. Our findings offer insight into what other firms are doing, what they experienced, and what they are planning for now. The data will surprise you, give you assurance, and ideas on taking the best next steps.
This paper is based on primary research that assesses the priorities, benefits, and hurdles organizations experience when transforming their organization with data-driven tools, products, and practices. The research was conducted with leaders that directly oversee data operational practices in large enterprises.