Enterprise Management Associates Announces Free IT Management Webinars for September

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Topics covered are virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), next generation IT management platforms, service management, network management and agile development

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 September.

The EMA™ Webinars scheduled for September are:

Wednesday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
VDI Impact on Networks and Network Management: Challenges, Successes, and Best Practices
http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/vdi-research-2012-webinar-pr.html

Join EMA Managing Research Director, Jim Frey, to hear the results of a new, major research study that examines the impact that VDI is having on the networking discipline, including how it is affecting the daily priorities of network managers and operators and the management tools, technologies, and practices they employ.

Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Next Generation IT Management Platforms: The Convergence of Project and Service Management Radar Report
http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/next-gen-it-management-platforms-radar-webinar-pr.html

The most significant development in IT management in the past several years is the emergence of fully integrated IT management suites (what EMA calls Next Generation IT Management). These platforms are intended to support both project and service management on a common architectural platform, with integrated resource management and time tracking.

This Webinar will provide highlights from in-depth research on these platforms. In addition, an overview of twelve vendor solutions will be covered.

Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
It’s the Data: A New Approach to IT Service Excellence
http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/it-service-excellence-webinar-pr.html

EMA's VP of Research Dennis Drogseth and Reserach Director Charles Betz, Blazent client Bernie Mamon, and Blazent Sr. Director of Sales Engineering Adam Clark will discuss a new approach to IT service excellence, including:
-How poor quality data can directly impact IT service quality
-The different approaches to an IT master data strategy
-The challenges of existing CMDB discovery and reconciliation approaches
-Blazent's approach (including case studies) to enabling high quality IT data management.

Tuesday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Enterprise Network Management Systems Radar Report: The Heart and Soul of Network Availability
http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/network-management-systems-radar-report-webinar-pr.html

EMA Managing Research Director Jim Frey and EMA Principal Research Analyst Tracy Corbo will provide highlights from the newest EMA Radar Report on network management systems, including:

-Evolution of and the new challenges for enterprise network management systems
-The variety of architectures, strategies and approaches available in the market today
-Major points of consideration for comparing enterprise network management systems
-Detailed discussion of the 16 vendors included in this study and what makes them viable candidates enterprise network management system providers

Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
ROI of Network Monitoring Switches: Three Case Studies
http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/network-monitoring-webinar-pr.html

EMA Managing Research Director, Jim Frey, and Ixia Product Marketing Manager, Kate Brew, will examine the ROI of a network monitoring switch at three entities: the University of Texas at Austin, a Managed Security Services Provider, and a National Retail Chain. Attendees will learn: how each IT organization implemented network monitoring switches in their production networks; how each organization reduced costs, improved productivity and “future-proofed” themselves using visibility technology; how they quantified hard and soft ROI savings.

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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