November 2016  
EMA Resource Roundup Newsletter
  Live Webinars:

The Path to Enterprise IT Transformation
- Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, EMA
- Chris O'Connell, VP of Marketing, LogicMonitor
- Reza Salari, Manager of Security & Systems Monitoring, Pacific Life
- Dec. 1 @ 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

A Realistic Approach to Transforming IT Operations: Analytics + Automation + Common Sense
- David Monahan, Senior Analyst, EMA
- Dec. 6 @ 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

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TDWI Austin 2016
- John Myers, Managing Research Director
- Austin, TX
- Dec. 6 – 7

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

by Torsten Volk, EMAEMA 2017 Research: From the Software-Defined Data Center to the Business-Defined Intelligent Hybrid Cloud

by Torsten Volk, Managing Research Director, Hybrid Cloud, Software-Defined Infrastructure and Machine Learning

EMA estimates that enterprises today waste over 50% of their IT budgets on inefficient application workload placement, configuration and management. As a side effect, they introduce tremendous operational risk in terms of security, regulatory compliance, performance and reliability.

EMA's 2017 hybrid cloud, software-defined data center (SDDC) and machine learning-related research projects (take a look at our prospectus) aim at helping customers address this waste and risk by slaying the four horsemen of hybrid cloud (listed below). Keep in mind that you may need to slay each horsemen hundreds of times—once for each application you need to deploy and manage—before he remains in his grave. This can turn into a real bloodbath.

Read the full article to learn more about the four horsemen of the hybrid cloud apocalypse

  Featured Webinars

The Path to Enterprise IT Transformation

Date / Time: Thursday, December 1 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern AppViewX

In todays' digital economy, enterprises expect more from the IT organization. They want applications delivered faster, and they want IT infrastructure to perform at a higher level than ever before. Consequently, IT operations must transform itself to better serve the business.

Join us for this webinar to learn about top strategies for transforming IT in the digital era!

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A Realistic Approach to Transforming IT Operations: Analytics + Automation + Common Sense

Date / Time: Tuesday, December 6 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

Join Dennis Drogseth, VP of research at EMA, for a webinar that will leverage EMA's consulting expertise and extensive research in digital and IT transformation, IT analytics and requirements to optimize IT for cost and value.

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  Featured Videos

Check out this new EMA Cloud Rant series with Torsten Volk, managing research director of hybrid cloud, software-defined infrastructure and machine learning.

EMA Cloud Rants - OpenStack, Where Are We Today?

Jens Soeldner (vExpert and managing partner at Soeldner Consult) and Torsten Volk discuss the status of OpenStack in late 2016.

EMA Cloud Rants - Application Mobility with VeloStrata

Torsten Volk and Jens Soeldner (vExpert at Soeldner Consult) discuss the implications of freely and rapidly moving application workloads from the data center to the cloud or between clouds.

EMA Cloud Rants - VMware Collaborates with the Archenemy

EMA's Torsten Volk, vExpert Jens Soeldner and Cirba's CTO Andrew Hillier talk about VMware's collaboration with Amazon and what it means for partners and customers.

EMA Cloud Rant - IBM DevOps, OpenStack/ZeroStack and Workload Mobility

Jens and Torsten discuss the key differentiation points of IBM's DevOps Strategy, with Bluemix and the Garage Method in center stage.

  EMA Blogs

Business Intelligence & IT Management Blogs
from EMA Thought Leaders

Latest Blogs:

Analyst Blog Recent Blog Posts
Dennis Drogseth Dennis Drogseth's
IT Megatrends: BSM,
CMS, Automation

Making Your Service Desk Less Vocal Actually Tells You Things Are as They Should Be

Lyndsay WiseLyndsay Wise's Gaining Business Value From Your Data

Defining The Business Value of Analytics

Torsten VolkTorsten Volk's
Physical – Virtual – Cloud: Systems Management Reloaded

How to Unleash the Full Value of Hybrid Cloud

  New EMA Research

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

Document Name Document Type Analyst
2017 EMA Research Calendar
EMA Research Calendar

All Analysts

Wi-Fi Hardware and Management Trends, and Their impacts on Total Cost of Ownership EMA White Paper*

David Monahan

The Value of OpEx-based, Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) EMA White Paper*

Jim Miller

Blind Trust Is Not A Security Strategy: Lessons From Cloud Adopters EMA White Paper*

David Monahan

Packet-Based Security Forensics: A Next-Generation Approach to Attack Remediation EMA White Paper*

David Monahan

SaaS, On-Prem, or Hybrid: Which Application Performance Management (APM) Solution Is Best for Your Business? EMA White Paper*

Julie Craig

Ixia Security Fabric: Security Through Visibility, Context, and Simplicity EMA White Paper*

David Monahan

Logi Analytics Announces Launch of Logi 12.2 Expanding Embedded Analytics Capabilities EMA Impact Brief

Lyndsay Wise

InetSoft Announces New Release of its Data Intelligence Platform Expanding Support for Mac Users and Integration With Apache Spark EMA Impact Brief

Lyndsay Wise

Catalogic and Pure Team up to Deliver the All-Flash Datacenter EMA Impact Brief

Jim Miller

Skybox Security Suite Provides Customers With Data-Driven Security EMA Case Study

David Monahan

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