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EMA to Share IT Management Expertise at IT Service Management Forum

BOULDER, Colo., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading independent IT management research and consulting firm, announced today its extensive participation in the upcoming IMI IT Service Management Forum. EMA's COO, Dan Twing, and Hank Marquis, director of IT service management consulting, are scheduled to deliver several presentations and lead executive roundtables on a variety of topics concerning the increased adoption and deployment of ITSM programs.

BOULDER, Colo., April 25 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading independent IT management research and consulting firm, announced today its extensive participation in the upcoming IMI IT Service Management Forum. EMA's COO, Dan Twing, and Hank Marquis, director of IT service management consulting, are scheduled to deliver several presentations and lead executive roundtables on a variety of topics concerning the increased adoption and deployment of ITSM programs.

Held May 9-11, 2007, at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, the IMI ITSM Forum provides senior IT executives and architects with the latest strategies for increasing IT service quality and reducing costs through selective IT infrastructure operations and management. It offers IT professionals and service providers the opportunity to share knowledge, network and develop new partnerships through carefully selected roundtables and presentations by industry experts and thought leaders. Unlike traditional conferences, the ITSM Forum is driven by participant interest as attendees are able to develop and choose their own session tracks. The three day event also provides opportunities for frequent informal meetings and networking.

"IT used properly can make a business more productive and provide significant and sustainable competitive advantages. IT Service Management (ITSM) provides a framework to do IT right and ensure the greatest return on the IT investment," said EMA's Twing. "We are pleased to share our insights and expertise on the latest trends and best practices for successful ITSM projects. This event will help IT professionals and CIOs learn how IT services can fully support and drive the business and have a real and direct positive effect on the bottom line."

The forum will address key issues such as: * IT Service Delivery & Risk Management * ITIL Application Management * Virtualization Lifecycle and Implementation * IT Governance and Portfolio Management * SOA

For more information on IMI IT Service Management Forum, please visit http://www.imiforums.com/itsm_summit/index.shtml

For more information about Enterprise Management Associates please contact Guy Murrel at gmurrel@catapultpr-ir.com or at 303-581-7760 x17

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Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is the leading independent industry analyst and consulting firm dedicated to the IT Management market. The firm provides IT vendors and enterprise IT professionals with objective insight into the real-world business value of long-established and emerging technologies, ranging from security, storage and service level management (SLM) to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Even with its rapid growth, EMA has never lost sight of the client, and continues to offer personalized support and convenient access to its analysts. For more information on EMA's extensive library of IT Management research, free online IT Management Solutions Center and IT consulting offerings, visit www.enterprisemanagement.com.

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