Enterprise Management Associates Announces Free IT Management Webinars for February

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Topics include network management and the responsible, virtualized cloud, as well as service management and cloud

If there was a buzzword of the year in 2010 and looking ahead towards 2011, it would be “cloud.”

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a number of free Webinars focused on IT management during the month of February 2011.

The EMA™ Webinars set for February are:

Thursday, Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Network Management and the Responsible, Virtualized Cloud:

If there was a buzzword of the year in 2010 and looking ahead towards 2011, it would be “cloud.” The growing interest in and adoption of cloud-based approaches to IT services and infrastructure have caught the attention of execs, who see significant advantages in terms of agility and cost advantage. A key enabling technology for cloud - the virtualization of x86 computing - is also growing fast and has quickly moved from “emerging” to “mainstream” status. But along with these new technologies come new and interesting challenges for establishing the visibility and control network managers need to assure integrity, performance, and ultimately the quality of IT applications and services that will utilize them. EMA has conducted a major research study to investigate and better understand the challenges that cloud and server virtualization are creating for network managers and determining how to accommodate these highly visible technologies into operational best practices.

EMA Research Director Jim Frey will share the results of this just-completed research in a free Webinar where he will:

>>Share details on current levels of adoption of various cloud service types

>>Identify the impacts that cloud and virtualization are having on standard network management task and tools

>>Reveal strategies for getting ahead of these new challenges

Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Operationalizing Cloud: the Move to a Cross-Domain Service Management Strategy

Cloud computing is a complex and often confusing array of sometimes logically unrelated technologies. But, perhaps what’s most relevant about cloud computing is the catalytic effect it’s having on IT organizations as they seek to become more resilient and responsive in enabling new and existing services, while minimizing capex and opex costs.

During this one-hour Webinar, EMA VP of Research Dennis Drogseth will address brand new data revealing:

>>How IT organizations and IT executives are making changes to more effectively assimilate cloud

>>How cloud initiatives are changing in terms of how they are funded, how they are initiated and how they are being managed and measured

>>How cloud is impacting IT-to-business dynamics

>>How key service management technologies, including CMDB/CMS, user experience management, consolidated service desk, service level management, application dependency mapping, dashboard analytics, usage and chargeback accounting, are impacting the success of cloud-related initiatives

>>What organizational models are most effective in optimizing cloud and why?

>>What to expect in the future as cloud services and virtualization initiatives evolve

About EMA
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 at http://twitter.com/ema_research.

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