August 2017  
EMA Resource Roundup Newsletter
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5 Steps to Successful Digital Transformation
- Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, EMA
- Sameer Padhye, CEO, FixStream
- Sept. 6 @ 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Optimizing Storage Architectures: An Objective Comparison of Leading Storage Intelligence Solutions
- Steve Brasen, Research Director, EMA
- Sept. 19 @ 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Leaders in Advanced IT Analytics (AIA): A Buyer's Guide for Investing in Innovation
- Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, EMA
- Sept. 21 @ 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

  Speaking Engagements

Best Practices for Creating an Optimal Data Lake
- John Myers, Managing Research Director, EMA
- John Morrell, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Datameer
- Aug. 23 @ 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Using Hybrid Environments to get the Most from your Data Lake
- John Myers, Managing Research Director, EMA
- Teradata
- Oct. 25 @ 9 am PT / 12 pm ET

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMANew EMA Research Reveals Enterprise Strategies for Data Center Network Transformation

by Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, Network Management

It's no secret that enterprise IT organizations need to change the way they do data center networking. Yesterday's networks were built to support static and monolithic applications. They were managed manually and optimized for north-south traffic patterns. Today's applications are dynamic and multi-tiered, and they span multiple data centers and clouds. They require agility, virtualization, automation, and any-to-any connectivity.

This summer, EMA launched a new research project titled, "Data Center Network Transformation." We surveyed 200 IT professionals directly involved in their organization's efforts to reinvent data center networking. The results will be published this fall. This column offers a preview of our findings.

Get a first look at new data! | Read the article

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5 Steps to Successful Digital Transformation

FixStreamDate / Time: Wed., September 6 @ 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern

Many IT organizations struggle to implement their digital transformation strategy while migrating to hybrid cloud. Join Dennis Drogseth, VP of research at EMA, and Sameer Padhye, CEO from FixStream, Top 100 Red Herring Winner, to find out who is succeeding in the digital age and why.

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  EMA News

by Steve Hendrick, EMASteve Hendrick Joins EMA as Research Director Covering Application Management

EMA is pleased to announce that Steve Hendrick has joined the firm as research director in the application management practice area. He brings over 20 years of experience as an industry analyst and 10 years of experience in a variety of application development roles.

Those interested in scheduling a briefing or research project with Steve can contact an EMA business development manager at +1.303.543.9500 or

  In the News
Article Analyst

IoT Driving Network Management Evolution

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Shamus McGillicuddy

The Role of IoT Gateways in the Network

Network Computing

Shamus McGillicuddy

Use of data analytics boosts small businesses

TechTarget – Search CIO

John Myers

Wanted: DevOps governance that enables – doesn't inhibit – work

TechTarget – Search CIO

Torsten Volk

Does Mojo have the mojo to change WLAN architecture?

TechTarget – SearchNetworking

Shamus McGillicuddy

Will the Cloud steal my job?


Torsten Volk

The future of Viptela SD-WAN under Cisco

TechTarget – SearchNetworking

Shamus McGillicuddy

  Featured Blogs

Solving the Risks of Unknown IoT

Forescout blogAs we continue to expand the footprint of smart devices placed in our homes and offices, privacy and security risks also increase. No one ever thinks about engaging IT security in the decision to buy a new television for the executive briefing center, a new refrigerator or coffee pot for the break room, a building automation system or a new IP-enabled surveillance system. Why would they?

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IT Automation – The Foundation for a Successful Container Strategy

Chef blogEMA research shows that aEnterprise Management Associates (EMA) research shows that 68% of enterprises are evaluating containers today. The key reasons for this excitement are speed, cost savings and scalability (see Chart 1). Early adopters have learned that getting the most out of containers means enabling application-centric IT automation.

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