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EMA Resource Roundup Newsletter
  Live Webinars:

What is the Future of IT Service Management (ITSM)? You Might Be Surprised!
- Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, EMA
- April 7 @ 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT

How to Preempt a Data Breach: New Techniques & Tools for Early Behavior Detection, Containment, & Response
- David Monahan, Research Director, EMA
- Ivan Shefrin, VP of Security Solutions, TaaSera
- April 8 @ 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT

  EMA Analysts Speak:

ObserveIT and SANS Institute Host Live Panel Discussion
- The Risk of Data Exposure through Application Usage
- David Monahan, Research Director, EMA
- March 26, 1:00pm EDT Online

Spring 2015 TDWI World Conference
- TDWI Data Warehouse Automation: Better, Faster, Cheaper ... You Can Have It All
- May 5, 8:00 am–5:30 pm CDT
- Selecting Tools for Your Hybrid Data Ecosystem
- May 7, 9:00 am–5:00 pm CDT
- John Myers, Managing Research Director, EMA
- Chicago, IL.

Summer 2015 TDWI The Analytics Experience Conference
- Selecting Tools for Business Analytics
- July 29, 8:00 am–11:15 am EDT
- Selecting Tools for Your Hybrid Data Ecosystem
- July 29, 2:15 pm–5:30 pm EDT
- John Myers, Managing Research Director, EMA
- Boston, MA.

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

Dennis Drogseth, EMAWhat is the Future of IT Service Management (ITSM)? You Might Be Surprised!

by Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, IT Megatrends, Analytics, and CMDB Systems

ITSM is, like many terms in service management, one that carries with it a diverse identity. On the one hand, ITSM is often linked to old-guard values associated with elaborate, time-consuming processes for managing change and traditional forms of governance. On the other hand, some view ITSM as a dynamic center for expanding IT value, in combination with operations, development, and business stakeholders.

Can both views be right? It depends on whom you ask.

Learn More | Read the article

  New Book

CMDB SystemsCMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is pleased to announce the release of the new book CMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile, available April 27, 2015. Drawing upon extensive experience and using illustrative real-world examples, authors Rick Sturm, Dennis Drogseth, and Dan Twing of EMA explain how an integrated database across all areas of an organization's information system can help make organizations more efficient, reduce challenges during change management, and enhance IT's value to the business it serves. In addition, this valuable reference provides guidelines that will enable IT professionals to avoid the pitfalls that cause CMDB projects to fail and actually shorten the time required to achieve an implementation of a CMDB.

If you're an IT director, manager, architect, CMDB implementer, or ITIL professional, CMDB Systems is a must-have reference!

Learn more & order CMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile

  Featured Webinars

What is the Future of IT Service Management (ITSM)? You Might Be Surprised!

Date / Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern EMA Webinar

In February 2015, EMA conducted new research on ITSM. Insights into this new research and some data highlights are revealed.

Learn more & register

Attend and you could win a copy of the new book CMDB Systems: Making Change Work in the Age of Cloud and Agile (a $50 value!).


How to Preempt a Data Breach: New Techniques & Tools for Early Behavior Detection, Containment, & Response

Date / Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern EMA Webinar

How should IT security professionals best implement new controls, technologies, and procedures to address the growing risk of data breach? The answer is simple: network compromise must be assumed and preemptive breach detection and response must be implemented. Preemptive breach detection focuses on the dangerous activities occurring after initial intrusion and infection.

Learn more & register

  Featured Infographic

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  Free Research

You Can Have It All: Data Governance and Business Agility

EMA Research ReportToday's increased acceptance of disruptive, multi-structured datasets has triggered the need for expanded data management and data governance practices. The prospect of an actual "coordinated data management environment" for metadata and data models is now within our reach. Download this free research to discover how.

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  Upcoming BI Event

TDWI Chicago, May 3–8, 2015

TDWI Chicago is bringing together leading industry experts, analysts, practitioners, and solution providers to deliver a world-class education program designed to help you build, manage, and grow your data infrastructure, teams and practice today so you can remain competitive tomorrow.

EMA research director, business intelligence & data warehousing, John Myers will be an instructor at the event. As such, EMA can extend you a 10% discount on any package. Just register with code CH127 at: http://bit.ly/1w9nBS3. We hope to see you there!

  EMA Blogs

Business Intelligence & IT Management Blogs from EMA
Thought Leaders

Latest Blogs:

Analyst Blog Recent Blog Posts
David Monahan David Monahan's Risk Recon: Navigating Security and Risk

Leveraging User Activity Monitoring to Protect Information and Employees from Cyber Threats

PFP CyberSecurity Breaks on to the Scene to Identify Malware at the Chip Level

Dennis Drogseth Dennis Drogseth's IT Megatrends: BSM, CMS, Automation

IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

Jim Miller Jim Miller's The StorHouse

SolidFire Analyst Day Observations

John MyersJohn Myers' Business Intellilgence with Altitude: Views from 5430ft

Developing an Information Management Strategy Within the EMA Hybrid Data Ecosystem

Steve BrasenShamus McGillicuddy's Switches, Routers, and Bridges, Oh My! A Network Management Blog

Docker acquires SocketPlane for multi-host container networking

  New EMA Research

Subscribers: New EMA Research in March
Check out the latest research from the EMA team of IT management experts:

Document Name Document Type Analyst
Leveraging Log Data: Highlights from "Log Analytics for Network Operations Management 2014" Research EMA White Paper*

Jim Frey

Closing the Endpoint Security Gap: Bit9 + Carbon Black Partner with Microsoft to Maximize ROI EMA White Paper*

David Monahan

Optimizing the Unknown: Making IT Data Work for You with Blazent's Integrated Data Analytics EMA White Paper*

Dennis Drogseth

Delivering Effective Service Automation through Cloud Technologies EMA White Paper*

Jim Frey

Managing Networks Today: Network Management Megatrends 2014 Research Highlights (Sponsored by Cisco) EMA White Paper*

Jim Frey

Best Practices: Maximizing Efficiency Through Service Automation EMA White Paper*

Steve Brasen

Follow a Different Path: Data Discovery and Big Data EMA White Paper*

John Myers

Quick Guide to Packet-Monitoring Infrastructure for Mid-tier Enterprises EMA White Paper*

Shamus McGillicuddy

Citrix Streamlines Mobile Management with Release of XenMobile 10 EMA Impact Brief

Steve Brasen

Introducing HEAT Software: Merging Management Solutions from FrontRange and Lumension EMA Impact Brief

Steve Brasen

Storage Performance Testing: Load DynamiX Enables a New, Critical IT Best Practice EMA Impact Brief

Jim Miller

Ixia ControlTower Leverages OpenFlow to Scale Out Network Visibility Fabrics EMA Impact Brief

Shamus McGillicuddy

IBM Releases a Comprehensive, Software-Defined Storage Family EMA Impact Brief

Jim Miller

Increase in Processing Speed, Reduction in TCO: MapR Technologies New Releases EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Automating Model Creation and Data Preparation: Skytree Infinity 15.1 EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Hitachi Data Systems Expands Big Data Footprint with Pentaho Acquisition EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Dataguise Expands Big Data Security Offerings with Data Discovery for NoSQL EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Hadoop Achievements: IBM Announces New Products and Industry Collaboration EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Emulex Fills out Visibility Solutions with New Appliances and Software Features EMA Impact Brief

Shamus McGillicuddy

Building Knowledge Graphs: IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

Steps Toward Unification of the Hadoop Landscape: Pivotal Announces Open Sourcing and Strategic Alliances EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

StackIQ Delivers Full Stack Automation to Dramatically Improve Hadoop, Other Scale-out Server Deployments EMA Impact Brief

Jim Frey

Advancing Big Data Analytics Adoption: Teradata Aster AppCenter EMA Impact Brief

John Myers

AMI Releases High Performance All-Flash Arrays Targeted at the Small to Medium Enterprise EMA Impact Brief

Jim Miller

BMC Software Partners with Qualys to Provide Context-Driven Automated Remdiation EMA Impact Brief

David Monahan

Free: EMA Vendor to Watch: Qumulo Storage EMA Vendor to Watch

Jim Miller

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