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

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report™ titled, Workload Automation Q2 2012 – 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 Senior Analyst, Systems Management, Torsten Volk.

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.

The 13 vendors that were evaluated for this report are: Arcana, ASCI, ASG, BMC, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Flux, MVP Software, Network Automation, ORSYP, Stonebranch, UC4, and Terma Software Labs.

“The EMA Workload Automation Radar Report provides organizations with the background knowledge and guidance necessary to confidently evaluate available WLA solutions, based on its individual requirements profile” said Volk. “Additionally, this report offers a look into the future of WLA, analyzing the impact of the cloud, advanced analytics, SLA management, business intelligence and data warehouse integration, as well as lifecycle management. It is a substantial piece of independent research that presents a detailed picture of today’s state of the discipline.”

The complete Workload Automation Q2 2012 – An EMA Radar Report™ is available online at: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php/2289/EMA-Radar-for-Workload-Automation-%28WLA%29:-Q2-2012

The summary is available for free online at:

A complimentary Webinar highlighting key findings from the report will be held on July 12, 2012. Register at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/workload-automation-radar-webinar-pr.html

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, 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, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

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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