Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT Management Webinars for March

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Topics cover asset and service management and discovery and dependency mapping.

Next-Generation Asset Management – a Service-centric Model for IT Financial Optimization

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host free Webinars focused on IT management during the month of March 2010.

The EMA™ Webinars set for March include:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST
How Asset and Service Management Integration can Accelerate Cost Savings and Improve Business Alignment http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1667

Over the last five years, EMA research and consulting has demonstrated that once IT assets (both cap-ex and operational) are aligned to the services they support, IT is in a better position to make more effective investment decisions.

During this 30-minute Webinar, EMA VP of Research Dennis Drogseth and EMA Research Director Lisa Erickson-Harris will discuss the landscape contained in “Next-Generation Asset Management – a Service-centric Model for IT Financial Optimization” and teach IT professionals how to get started with this visionary strategy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Automating Discovery of Applications, Dependencies, and Configurations: Why What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1683

Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDM) technology is the key to accurate configuration data, Configuration Management Systems (CMSs), and virtually all of the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes. However, very few IT organizations feel confident that they have a central source of up-to-date, accurate, and verifiable information tying together applications, hardware and software dependencies, and data flow.

This is where Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDM) comes into play. Join EMA Research Director Julie Craig and ASG Sr. Director of Solutions Management Ian Rowlands for this informative one-hour Webinar, which will:

*Explore the DDM landscape in more detail
*Present an innovative approach to DDM for packaged and custom applications
*Highlight how this approach enables IT to build on existing technology investments

EMA will also be hosting a Webinar with Numara Software on IT asset management on Wednesday, March 31. Check out the Free IT Management Resources from EMA page, http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/freeResearch/index.php, in the next few weeks for registration details.

About EMA
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in going “beyond the surface” to provide deep insight across the full spectrum of IT management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or follow EMA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ema_research.

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