Many websites publish good research that can be valuable for Network Architects. This page is a wide-ranging collection of such sites, arranged alphabetically.
Cisco Visual Networking Index
Cisco publishes extensive research about Global IP traffic. In parts, the research data seems to be overly focussed on supporting Cisco sales messaging and makes it somewhat suspect. However, the graphics are good, the data is easily consumed and you can find useful resources in it.
Email Client Marketshare
Email client usage worldwide, collected from 1.05 billion email opens. Provided by Litmus, which offers bulk email services and analytics.
Mozilla Telemetry Dashboard
Mozilla has a wide range of data available at this site, needs some time to work out which variables are worthwhile.
InformationWeek produces many reports based on reader surveys across 26 topics, including annual IT salary and security surveys. The reports are free with registration.
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) ICT Facts and Figures
The ITU is a mostly irrelevant bureaucracy (i.e. who still calls technology “ICT”!!!) but has a statistics division that releases good data and information.
The ITU ICT Facts and Figures features estimates for key telecommunication/ICT indicators, including on mobile-cellular subscriptions, Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband services, home ICT access, and more.
Verizon Data Breach Investigations Reports
Since 2008, Verizon has released an annual report that tallies the impact of actual data breaches. The reports examine the financial costs of the breaches and chart trends in attack methods and emerging threats. Registration is required.
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