Enterprise Management Associates Announces Free IT Management Webinars for May

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Topics covered are network operations management, data-driven security, CMDB, and systems 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 management during the month of May.

The EMA™ Webinars scheduled for May are:
Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Closing the Loop for Effective Network Operations Management

EMA Managing Research Director, Jim Frey, and Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer, Tomer Hagay, will examine how network operations is evolving towards an “assurance” model, spanning both availability and performance monitoring. Through the course of the presentation, attendees will:

-Understand what Network Operations Assurance means and why it is important
-Know what management technologies and practices will need to change in order to achieve an assurance approach
-Realize the role that integration can and should play in network management tools architecture and strategy
-Recognize the scope of intelligent data sources available to network operations directly from Cisco networking technologies and products
-Learn how Cisco’s new Prime Assurance Manager integrates with the broader Cisco Prime Network Management solution to assure network operations.

Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Rise of Data-Driven Security

IT security faces challenges as never before. At one end of the spectrum, industrialized exploits hammer organizations with a volume and frequency of attacks that only a few short years ago would have been unimaginable. At the other end, targeted attacks have awakened enterprises to the probability that penetration is more likely than ever.

EMA Managing Research Director, Scott Crawford, will discuss how organizations cope with these realities, manage their efforts successfully, and meet their obligations to the business. He will also provide an overview of his most recent research study of 200 medium-sized to large enterprises worldwide that highlights a trend transforming the nature of security.

Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Real-World CMDB

Little in ITIL is more controversial or misunderstood than the CMDB. Based on real-world examples from ten years of CMDB experience, EMA Research Director Charlie Betz will provide an in-the-trenches perspective on:

-Building the CMDB business case, including quantifiable benefits ITIL doesn’t talk about
-Real-world CMDB integrations
-CMDB services and who needs them

Wednesday, May30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
From Systems to Service Management: Running Your IT Department Like a Business

IT infrastructure is increasingly complex. The challenges of 2012 include Cloud delivery and customer demands for IT agility, transparency, BYOD, and consumerization. An enterprise-class capability for managing traditional and mobile endpoints and servers is essential to deliver the information technology that businesses demand.

EMA Research Director, Charles Betz, Kaseya Director, Gerald Beaulieu, and Enterprise Elementary School District Technology Director, Eric Zane, will deliver a timely and informative discussion on:

-Current trends and challenges in IT systems management
-Automation: the critical glue between systems and service management
-How robust systems automation “clears the static” and enables a focus on value-adding service management tasks
-The insights Managed Service Providers have gained, and how they can be applied to enterprise IT
-The future of IT service management and the potential of IT resource planning

About Enterprise Management Associates (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.

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