Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT and Data Management Webinars for July

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Topics cover business service management, security as a service, network automation, and responsible cloud adoption

Security as a Service: Transforming the Landscape of Security Management

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

The EMA™ Webinars set for July include:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
“Business Service Management (BSM) Service Impact Radar Report Part II: Industry Leading Solutions and Designs” - http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/bsm20710press

Based on extensive interviews and research with vendors and more than 27 customer/deployment interviews, this Webinar will highlight the profiles of industry leading vendors focused on Business Service Management (BSM) Service Impact.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
“Security as a Service: Transforming the Landscape of Security Management” - http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/secsaas0710pr

Dramatic increases in vulnerabilities and threats coupled with growing compliance requirements have made security into one of the most challenging domains of IT management. To help combat these issues, four times more organizations plan to expand their use of Managed Security Services in the next 12 months than those who expect their use to decrease. 57% of those who use hosted security technology delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) expect their use of Security SaaS to grow in the coming year.

EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford will discuss these findings and:

*Explore other key findings from one of the most in-depth studies of security services to date, based on data from more than 200 organizations of all sizes worldwide
*Discuss how organizations are taking advantage of services such as Security SaaS

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
“Change Happens: How to Get Ahead with Network Automation” - http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/infoblox0710pr

An essential technique for keeping up with runaway rates of change and getting ahead of the game is to employ automation within management tools and practices. But what types of automation are really ready for prime time? And, how can they best be put to use?

The answers to these questions will be discussed by EMA Research Director Jim Frey and Infoblox Sr. Product Marketing Manager Matt Gowarty for this one-hour Webinar. They will also discuss:

*The current state of automation techniques and technologies within network management
*How these techniques and technologies are being used in the real world
*What the top priorities should be for deploying them
*Clarify the role of a CMDB System in context with change-related automation as a means of solidifying best practices and minimizing risks
*Highlight best-practice recommendations with examples of success and failure from real-world change management initiatives

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
“The Journey to Responsible Cloud Adoption: Building a Flexible infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Cloud Applications” - http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/springsource0710press

EMA Research Director Julie Craig and SpringSource VP of Product Management Shaun Connolly will discuss how enterprises can harness the economics of modern applications and infrastructures without compromising flexibility, control, and choice. Additionally, they will provide information on how organizations can adopt a planned approach to evolve to cloud computing and reap the benefits of each step in the journey, as well as discuss how to:

*Build applications for the cloud
*Deploy applications on a platform that is ideally suited to virtualization
*Virtualize custom applications with their associated data
*Manage data in cloud or virtualized environments
*Manage performance across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure

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 and data 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 line of business users, 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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