Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT and Data Management Webinars for February

Boulder, CO. (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

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

The EMA Webinars scheduled for February are:

Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Aligning and Enriching your IT Data to Achieve Operational and Business Value


Former Global CIO of American Express – Toby Redshaw, and EMA VP of Research, Dennis Drogseth, will discuss the struggle enterprise IT organizations have with inconsistent and inaccurate data and how seriously it impacts the very business of IT.

The inability to align and enrich data across IT and non-IT systems, e.g. IT strategy, IT Operations, Financial and HR systems, results in wasted Capex and Opex. Conversely, a current, accurate and dynamic understanding of IT and non-IT data with full market context such as age, costs, support levels, SKU, vendor, etc. improves ROI in IT initiatives from IT transformation, IT financial management, to asset management, audits, provisioning and service delivery.

Drogseth and Redshaw will address:

-How to take control of IT data

-What process issues should be considered first

-How to redefine and enrich an IT data collection strategy

-How to share this data across an organization for maximum efficiency

-How this data can be translated into values such as data center transformation, application rationalization, IT planning and governance, and IT financial planning

Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Demystifying Cloud: Key Trends in Cloud Computing


The EMA Demystifying Cloud Research Report provides guidance to organizations considering the purchase of cloud technologies by allowing them to learn from the lessons of enterprises that have gone through the initial release of their cloud deployment.

EMA Senior Analyst, Torsten Volk, will reveal the results of the Demystifying Cloud study, answering key questions such as:

-What are the real-life challenges of cloud deployments?

-How do the individual cloud vendors solutions differ?

-What are key concerns and pain points when moving to the cloud?

-Which cloud features are most important to what type of customers?

-Are multi-hypervisor strategies real and what is the ROI?

-What are key integration points between cloud and the existing data center?

-How influential are business staff and developers during the cloud technology decision process?

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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