BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced that Jim Frey has joined the firm as a senior analyst focused on identifying and interpreting the latest trends and best practices associated with IT network management and related technologies, like network virtualization, unified communications and network traffic optimization.
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, today announced that Jim Frey has joined the firm as a senior analyst focused on identifying and interpreting the latest trends and best practices associated with IT network management and related technologies, like network virtualization, unified communications and network traffic optimization.
"EMA is very pleased to have Jim Frey join our analyst team as we bolster our research and analysis capabilities around the fast-paced and vital area of IT network management," said Rick Sturm, founder and CEO of EMA. "Jim's substantial network management experience and deep knowledge of this space will provide immediate value to our clients that require insight and strategy around this integral part of the IT infrastructure."
Frey has 22 years of experience developing, deploying and marketing software and hardware products, the last 16 spent in network management within the enterprise and service provider sectors. Prior to joining EMA, he served as vice president of marketing at NetScout Systems, where he was responsible for global product marketing, solution marketing, sales training, marketing communications, channel marketing and competitive analysis. Frey was also involved in planning and executing joint-marketing projects with NetScout's major alliance partners, including HP, Mercury, Riverbed and OPNET. In addition, he played a key role in the company's 2007 acquisition of Network General and the Sniffer line of products.
Before NetScout, Frey was vice president, strategic marketing at Micromuse, where he was responsible for product and solutions marketing, technology and product alliances, competitive analysis and analyst relations. Prior experience includes product marketing roles with Objective Systems Integrators, Agilent Technologies and Cabletron Systems, where he played a central role in Cabletron's first foray into telecommunications management solutions. Frey is a regular speaker at industry events around the globe and has been published in numerous journals, proceedings, magazines and textbooks.
"Having spent the bulk of my career in the network management industry, I have always respected the in-depth knowledge and practical advice that EMA offers to both IT vendors and enterprise IT leaders," said Frey. "I am very pleased to join the firm and to share my insights and experiences with my network management colleagues and the overall IT management industry."
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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