Enterprise Management Associates Adds Gary MacFadden as Managing Research Director in New Enterprise Content Management Practice Area

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EMA strengthens IT management leadership and expertise with highly experienced enterprise content management expert

ECM best practices and solutions are transforming the way organizations leverage business processes and content in order to drive innovation and create value across the enterprise.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced that Gary MacFadden has joined the firm as Managing Research Director in the new enterprise content management (ECM) practice area. In this role, Gary will specialize in providing guidance to organizations evaluating ECM best practices and solutions to deploy within the enterprise.

Managing the ever increasing volume and diversity of content created by and flowing into the enterprise is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations of all sizes today and into the future. “As enterprise content management continues to grow as a top-of-mind business and technological challenge, EMA has seen an increasing demand for solutions in this space from end-users and vendors alike,” said Dan Twing, president and COO at EMA. “With Gary’s experience in the technology sector – much of this focused on ECM – he has the breadth and depth of knowledge to assist both users and the vendor community to develop solutions that meet the demands of a dynamic marketplace. We’re very excited to have a veteran like Gary on our team.”

Gary joins EMA with a career in the technology industry that spans over 25 years in a variety of roles, including business development, consulting, management, marketing, research, sales, software implementation and user training. Prior to joining EMA, Gary was a founding member and managing partner of IT research and advisory consulting firm Robert Frances Group (RFG). While at RFG, Gary drove the agenda that sparked the IT research industry’s initial coverage of solutions to support regulatory compliance within the financial industry, an effort which began in November 1998. In addition, he was responsible for co-developing and managing an IT risk management and compliance roundtable for 7 of the top 10 banks in the United States. He was also a driving force in RFG’s initiating the first IT advisory and research industry coverage for green computing within the data center, beginning in June 2005.

Preceding RFG, Gary was a top-performing account manager at META Group (acquired by Gartner Group) and worked for Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester), IDC’s Insights Group, and IBM partners DAPREX and Ross Computer Systems.

Since 2008 Gary has been a frequent contributor to the Wikibon Project research community and is an active blogger on Parity Research, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Throughout his career, he has been a passionate advocate for technology end-users seeking unbiased evaluations and leverage to lower costs, reduce risk and drive innovation. Gary also works closely with vendors and service providers on alignment and go-to-market strategies.

“ECM best practices and solutions are transforming the way organizations leverage business processes and content in order to drive innovation and create value across the enterprise,” said Gary. “I am thrilled to be part of the EMA team which includes so many experienced, thoughtful and talented individuals with whom I can collaborate to deliver high quality services to our clients.”

About Enterprise Management Associates
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides 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 blogs.enterprisemanagement.com. You can also follow EMA on Twitter or EMA on Facebook.


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