Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT and Data Management Webinars for June

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Topics covered are Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping, Data Center Automation, Business Intelligence, Security, and Cloud.

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

The EMA™ Webinars scheduled for June are:

Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Navigating the Application Dependency Mapping Maze: Finding the Right Solution & Making it Work for You

The IT environment is going through dramatic changes. Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) solutions are evolving in a number of critical ways to support a wider variety of use cases than ever before.

But how do enterprises decide which ADDM solution is a fit for their use cases?

During this Webinar, EMA VP of Research, Dennis Drogseth, and ASG Vice President of Product Management, Ian Rowlands, will examine:

-The reasons for investing in ADDM in the age of cloud and agile, including appropriate and reasonable expectations based on use case and need

-How ADDM technologies have changed to address the more dynamic and consumer-driven world of IT today

-The minimum criteria to look for when investing in an ADDM solution, and also advanced criteria for specific use cases

-Insights that EMA has gleaned from working with real ADDM successes

-The leading best practices for optimizing ADDM deployments

Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Data Center Automation in the Age of Cloud

Many organizations have not achieved the expected cloud ROI due to deficits in data center automation (DCA). These enterprises need to decide how to fill in the gaps in their DCA strategy to squeeze more value out of the cloud. Optimal cloud ROI can only be realized when the enterprise cloud is seamlessly integrated with the existing DCA solutions.

EMA Research Director, Torsten Volk, will examine how organizations can obtain more value from data center automation and cloud.

Attendees will learn:

-How data center automation affects cloud ROI

-Which data center automation disciplines are today’s key bottlenecks for IT efficiency

-The business impact of integrating data center automation solutions

-How the integration of data center automation with cloud can benefit your business

-How to select a private cloud platform that fits your data center automation environment

-The data center automation disciplines that need to improve the most to achieve increased ROI and higher customer satisfaction

-The top business drivers and expected ROI for further investments in data center automation

-The most common shortcomings of IT automation software and how they can be approached

Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Leveraging Cloud 2.0 for Agile, Accurate and Actionable Business Intelligence

Cloud business intelligence (BI) has quickly evolved into a critical, strategic component for innovative, rapidly growing and established companies. Cloud delivers fast implementation cycles and lower capital costs and feature sets comparable to on-premises solutions and for this reason, a majority of new application development is now moving to the Cloud. As more sophisticated workloads are landing in the Cloud, companies need to identify advanced features and strategies that enable agility, accuracy and actionable business insights.

During this Webinar, EMA VP of Research, Shawn Rogers, and Birst CEO, Brad Peters, will discuss:

-Advanced Cloud BI features

-Why applications of all types are moving to the Cloud

-How new Cloud offerings such as Amazon Redshift supports analytic goals

-Why Cloud 2.0 is Enterprise class

Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Three Important Reasons for Privileged IT Access Control (and One Surprising Benefit)

Managing administrative access to highly sensitive business systems has become an increasingly important priority for IT:

-Exploiting administrative privilege is one of a malicious actor’s most highly valued tools. More granular visibility and control over these privileges helps keep organizations secure.

-Compliance mandates often require this control - for security as well as to meet related auditing and reporting objectives.

But there is a third, somewhat surprising reason why organizations should strengthen privilege visibility and management:

-It supports IT’s bottom line contribution to the organization by reducing operational costs, transforming security and compliance investments into an advantage.

How does privilege control make this happen?
EMA Managing Research Director, Scott Crawford, and Centrify Senior Product Manager, Brad Zehring, will teach attendees how privilege visibility and management improves security, supports compliance and contributes to more cost-effective IT operations management.

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 35 minutes
EcoSystem Cloud: Managing and Optimizing IT Services Across the Full Cloud Mosaic

Many recent innovations directed at the move to cloud are targeted at optimizing application workloads across more dynamic infrastructures. The reality is, however, that most cloud initiatives represent a mosaic of public and private cloud services that often need to integrate with traditional infrastructure and application services.

EMA VP of Research, Dennis Drogseth, takes a look at freshly-minted data to better understand:

-What are the organizational and process disruptions experienced by IT in 2013?

-What types of analytics, service modeling, configuration management tools, automation, asset management and other technologies are valued and where – when it comes to internal, public and hybrid cloud environments?

-What cloud–related standards are catching on and where?

-What’s happening to CMDB deployments and application dependency mapping systems as IT organizations move to cloud?

-How are IT organizations seeking to govern their cloud service provider interdependencies today, and what will they be looking for in the future?

Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Leveraging Predictive Analytics in Internal Cloud Implementations

During this Webinar, EMA Research Director, Torsten Volk, and CiRBA CTO, Andrew Hillier, will examine how organizations can benefit from a new analytics and policy-driven approach to workload placement and capacity management in internal clouds.

Attendees will learn:

-How to perform intelligent initial placement of workloads in internal clouds

-How to plan for future applications to be deployed and reserve the capacity they need

-How to migrate existing enterprise applications to the cloud

-How to take optimal advantage of OpenStack and other cloud platforms

-Approaches for minimizing software license costs in virtual and internal cloud environments

-Techniques for scientifically managing policies and SLAs, without overprovisioning resources

-How to proactively plan and book storage capacity to squeeze more value out of your existing storage infrastructure

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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