Enterprise Management Associates Announces Free IT Management Webinars for February

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Topics include cloud optimization for service delivery, application performance management, CMDB/CMS, and unified security

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.

The EMA™ Webinars set for February are:

Tuesday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Optimizing Cloud for Service Delivery: Where, How and Why Infrastructure and Services are Coming Together in Real Cloud Deployments

EMA VP of Research Dennis Drogseth will discuss how IT organizations are combining management and cloud-specific technologies to optimize application and other services in Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service contexts. Dennis will also address what technology options are most critical, including but not limited to:

-Capacity planning/optimization analytics
-Cloud bursting
-Automation
-Virtualized applications and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs)
-And many others

Tuesday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud Services Radar: 18 APM Solutions Which Are Cloud Ready TODAY

The story behind Application Performance Management is one of managing complexity, and the addition of Cloud computing takes complexity to a new level. Today, most large companies have already deployed private Cloud, and many are also utilizing public Cloud in new and unexpected ways. Relatively little research has been done, however, to uncover the impact of Cloud on Application Performance Management solutions.

EMA Research Director Julie Craig will reveal key findings from the latest EMA Radar Report. This Radar Report incorporates product evaluations, vendor briefings, and customer interviews to identify which of the many APM solutions in the market are Cloud ready today. Attendees will learn:

-Why and how public, private, and hybrid Cloud introduce new APM challenges
-What types of innovative APM capabilities are required to address Cloud-based applications and services
-Which vendors and solutions are addressing these challenges today

Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST
CMDB/CMS Use Case Radar: From Database to Federation

A follow up from last year’s CMDB research on “Innovation through Diversity,” this Webinar will focus on how platforms and other vendors are making the move to support a more federated, model-centric and dynamic foundation for service management. New vendor profiles are included from BMC, CA Technologies, HP and IBM, while Axios Systems, ASG, iET Solutions, LANDesk and ServiceNow are participating again as strong multi-purpose CMDB systems and critical points of comparison.

EMA VP of Research Dennis Drogseth will discuss highlights from this new research, preview vendor profiles, and:

-Identify what to look for in selecting a CMDB or CMS foundation for Asset Management and Financial Optimization, Change Management and Change Impact Analysis, and Service Impact Management (the three use cases examined)
-Provide insights on how these nine industry leaders position in terms of design, focus, strengths, and limitations across the use cases cited above.

Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Into Action: How Unified Security & IT Operations Management Works

The ways in which comprehensive and highly adaptable solutions can eliminate the redundancies of siloed legacy approaches, close gaps and reduce costs while enabling greater solution scalability will be explored in this Webinar. EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford and IBM Senior Product Marketing Manager Mark Ehr will:

-Examine the characteristics of successful platforms
-Identify how unified security and IT operations management not only reduces costs but can also simplify the overall infrastructure
-Highlight the specifics of what to look for in a truly unified solution that addresses both security and IT operations management

A brief discussion of how IBM Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, helps to address these issues will also be provided during the Webinar.

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 or EMA on Facebook.

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