EMA Identifies Top Workload Automation Tools from the End-User Perspective

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Latest EMA Radar Report™ examines 13 industry-leading Workload Automation (WLA) products for enterprises.

Furthermore, this report provides a maturity model that explains the progression from chaotic batch job scheduling to dynamic and adaptive WLA. Undoubtedly, it is a beneficial, independent guide for end-users and vendors alike.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report™ titled, Workload Automation Q1 2010 – An EMA Radar Report™. Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right Workload Automation (WLA) products, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA VP of Research, Systems & Storage Management, Andi Mann.

Results identify key strengths and weaknesses and highlight characteristics, summarized in a detailed market map and Radar Chart – which includes a composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors.

The following criteria were the five major factors used to evaluate WLA solution maturity:
1. Cross-Platform Job Scheduling - creating workflows across multiple platforms and applications.
2. ITSM Integration – orchestrating ITIL-based process inputs and outputs
3. Resource Optimization – dynamic resource allocation and load balancing
4. Business Integration – linking IT services to business requirements, business impact analysis
5. Predictive Analytics – dynamic thresholding, impact analysis, heuristic monitoring, etc.

Some of the top honors awarded include BMC for “Best Overall ITSM Integration” and “Best Automated Resolution,” CA for “Best Security Integration” and “Highest Rated Functionality,” IBM for “Best Workload Management Integration,” OpsWise for “Best Interface Design,” ORSYP for “Most Scalable Architecture.” The complete Workload Automation Radar Report showcases all products awarded and provides a detailed outline of strengths and weaknesses.

"The EMA Workload Automation Radar Report highlights EMA's choices for best products in this space and provides IT professionals with a starting point from which to evaluate available WLA solutions," said Andi Mann. "Furthermore, this report provides a maturity model that explains the progression from chaotic batch job scheduling to dynamic and adaptive WLA. Undoubtedly, it is a beneficial, independent guide for end-users and vendors alike."

The complete Workload Automation Q1 2010 – An EMA Radar Report™ is available online for $795 at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1646

The summary is available for free online at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1645

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart - which includes the composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor, as well as an evaluation of software products based on five key dimensions: Ease of Deployment and Administration, Cost Advantage, Architecture and Integration, Functionality, and Vendor Strength.

About EMA
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in going “beyond the surface” to provide deep insight across the full spectrum of IT 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 solu¬tions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consult¬ing services for enterprise IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or follow EMA on Twitter http://twitter.com/ema_research

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