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EMA Launches the Industry&aposs Most Comprehensive Look at Systems Change and Configuration Management Solutions

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading independent IT management research and consulting firm, today announced the availability of its new Systems Change and Configuration Management Solutions Center, part of EMA's IT Management Solutions Center, a free online resource that provides the industry's most comprehensive third-party analysis of IT management vendors and technologies.

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading independent IT management research and consulting firm, today announced the availability of its new Systems Change and Configuration Management Solutions Center, part of EMA's IT Management Solutions Center, a free online resource that provides the industry's most comprehensive third-party analysis of IT management vendors and technologies.

The latest addition to the IT Management Solutions Center will help IT professionals identify areas in an IT infrastructure that should be considered in a Systems Change and Configuration Management (CCM) product, understand key functionality issues of today's Systems CCM solutions, make side-by-side comparisons of vendor offerings and learn how to tailor a solution to their company's specific IT infrastructure and needs.

"Today's IT managers face significant challenges in navigating the complexities of their IT infrastructures. Even if they had the time to extensively review their environments — which they don't — the sheer magnitude of system, network and application configuration files and settings makes even a cursory review impractical, if not impossible," said Steve Brasen, analyst at EMA. "As a result, IT managers lack the control necessary to ensure IT stability and cost effectiveness. Systems CCM solutions provide both the detailed configuration knowledge and the control necessary to manage change in today's dynamic IT infrastructures."

EMA's primary research shows that more than 60 percent of critical system and application outages are caused by faulty changes. Systems CCM solutions provide IT managers a clear picture of any alteration made to the IT infrastructure, help determine if these changes have adversely affected the environment and assist in prompt resolution of any problems. These solutions come in many different shapes and sizes and EMA's Systems CCM Solutions Center walks through the process of selecting the right solution for a particular IT environment.

"There has been continued demand for independent insight into IT technologies, vendors and products and this new addition to EMA's IT Management Solutions Center provides another valuable resource to IT professionals looking to navigate the complexities of today's IT environments and the ever increasing demands placed on IT by the business," said Dan Twing, COO of EMA. "We are pleased to offer this free vendor-neutral resource to IT professionals looking for guidance on Systems CCM."

EMA's Systems CCM Solutions Center is available now for free to registered users at http://itsolutions.ccm.emausa.com/.

To complement the new Systems CCM Solutions Center, Brasen will be providing a detailed overview of today's Systems CCM technology and solutions in a free Webinar, Systems Change and Configuration Management: A Guide to Choosing Effective Solutions for Today's IT Challenges, slated for August 28. To register, please visit http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=ccmwebpr0807&bs=ccmweb0807.

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About Enterprise Management Associates

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 http://www.enterprisemanagement.com.

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