Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT Management Webinars for September

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) (http://www.enterprisemanagement.com), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a number of free Webinars focused on IT management during the month of September 2008.

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) (http://www.enterprisemanagement.com), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a number of free Webinars focused on IT management during the month of September 2008.

The EMA Webinars set for September include:

Thursday, September 4, 2008 — 2 p.m. Eastern

The Security Threat You Ignore: Remote Access http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=bomgarsecwebpr0908&bs=bomgarsecweb0908

EMA research director Scott Crawford, Bomgar co-founder and VP of product strategy Nathan McNeill, and James Mesick, desktop branch chief for department of technology services, State of California, will discuss the under-estimated threat of remote access and explain ways to address and prevent this security threat.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 — 2 p.m. Eastern

Strategies for Optimizing IT Operations: Insights from EMA and HP http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=hpseptwebpr0908&bs=hpseptweb0908&ft=hp

Dennis Drogseth, VP at EMA and Bob Meyer, senior solution manager at HP will discuss strategies and technologies for process improvements that will help companies proactively meet IT challenges like demand for 24×7 access and increasing operational complexity. They also will provide insight on improving processes, optimizing IT resources and advancing operational efficiency through a strategic approach to process automation and technology investments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 — 2 p.m. Eastern ITIL V2 to ITIL V3: A Business Case for Updating Your Skills http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=itilwebpr0908&bs=itilweb0908

This presentation will give a concise picture of the changes to ITIL in Version 3 and will explain what those changes mean to different companies. EMA senior consultant Stewart Cole and ITSM Solutions' Rick Lemieux will discuss the benefits of upgrading skills, explore what other companies are doing and highlight available training solutions.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 — 11 a.m. Eastern

How to Develop Your CMDB Project's ROI http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=asgcmdbroiwebpr0908&bs=asgcmdbroiweb0908

Many IT executives are struggling with making initial ROI assessments for their CMDB project. This webinar will provide helpful tips for quantifying the costs and benefits of a CMDB effort and setting expectations for meeting ROI objectives. EMA consulting director Chris Matney and ASG VP of marketing Jimmy Augustine will explore different approaches to ROI calculations, discuss an overall CMDB ROI methodology, highlight the latest research from EMA on CMDB ROI and review real-world examples.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — 2 p.m. Eastern

Automating ITIL V3 Event Management with IT Process Automation: Improving Quality while Reducing Expense


The new ITIL V3 Event Management process establishes the monitoring, detection and escalation of events as the basis for managing IT operations. ITIL expert Hank Marquis and NetIQ chief service management strategist Travis Greene will discuss ITIL V3 Event Management value, principles and activities as well as how to design for automation. In addition, they will cover how effective automation of the Event Management process can reduce IT operations expenses and how properly designed and supported Event Management can improve quality.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 — 11:00 a.m. Eastern It's 3:00 a.m. – Do You Know if Your SOA Applications are Running? http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=nastelwebpr0908&bs=nastelweb0908

An emerging challenge of SOA infrastructures is how to manage the performance of the complex business services that run in them. Julie Craig, EMA senior analyst, and Rich Schreiber, Nastel VP of international operations, strategic alliances and corporate marketing, will discuss the fundamentals of transaction management, new requirements for metrics correlation products that generate a service-focused view of SOA applications and new ways to measure key performance indicators (KPIs) along the transactional path of SOA application environments.


For more information, contact Guy Murrel at gmurrel@catapultpr-ir.com or 303-581-7760 x 18.

About Enterprise Management Associates

Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading 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 IT Service Management (ITSM) 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 the firm'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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