EMA Resource Roundup - February 2011
March 2011
  EMA Webinars:

IT as a "Secret Weapon": Growing the Business with Proactive Application Performance Management
- Julie Craig, Research Director, EMA
- Charles Rich, VP of Product Management, Nastel
- Fred Dumoulin, VP of Product Management, Coradiant
- Thursday 3/31 @ 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern / 6 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Fast-Track your Application Transformation with Application Lifecycle Management Software-as-a-Service
- Julie Craig, Research Director, EMA
- Antoine Aymer, SaaS Product Marketing Manager, HP
- Wednesday 4/6 @ 8 am Pacific / 11 am Eastern / 4 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

  EMA Analysts Speak:

Interop Last Vegas
"Advances in Network Management"
- Jim Frey, Managing Research Director
- Las Vegas, NV.
- May 8 - 12

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

Lisa Erickson-Harris, Research Director

Software Asset Management—Assessing the Market Landscape

by Lisa Erickson-Harris, Research Director

Executive interest in Software Asset Management (SAM) is growing for good reason. The corporate benefit is significant in terms of control and cost savings when a solid SAM solution and a process for managing software assets are put in place: IT is in control, prepared and in a position to substantially cut costs; corporate executives are happy; IT gains credibility for managing its operation as a business.

There are two basic drivers that Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) hears over and over again when it comes to SAM. They are very much intertwined. The first is to reduce costs for software license and maintenance fees. Equally important is the ability to ensure preparedness for an audit with the goal of improved vendor relations and avoidance of costly fines. Both drivers tie directly to the company's bottom-line.

> Read the full article, Software Asset Management—Assessing the Market Landscape

  Free On-Demand Webinar

Single Sign-On for the Cloud and Beyond: How Comprehensive Is Your Strategy?

Join EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford and Citrix Principal Product Manager Raghu Nandan for an informative on-demand Webinar to learn how to build a single sign-on strategy for the Cloud and beyond.

> Watch the "Single Sign-On for the Cloud and Beyond: How Comprehensive Is Your Strategy?" On-Demand Webinar

  Upcoming Events

TDWI World Conference - Washington, D.C.
April 3–8, 2011

The TDWI Washington, D.C. Conference covers a wide range of business intelligence (BI)/data warehousing courses focused on BI essentials, business analytics/performance management, data modeling, and data management.

  EMA Blogs

Business Intelligence & IT Management Blogs from EMA Thought Leaders

Analyst Blog Recent Blog Posts
Dan TwingDan Twing's Managing Products and Clouds IT Budgets Are Back!

Gideon Gartner Says Today He Would Use a Spider Instead of a Magic Quadrant
Dennis Drogseth Dennis Drogseth's IT Megatrends: BSM, CMS, Automation What is Service-centric Asset Management and Why Should you Care?
Julie Craig Julie Craig's Application Management: A View from the Flatiron IBM Pulse 2011: Building Assets for Today's Cross-Domain Application Support Scenarios

Watson: A Long Way from Hello World
Jim Frey Jim Frey's Network Management Manna WAN Optimization: Tactical or Strategic?

Network Management Dusted by Cloud, Virtualization?
Shawn Rogers Shawn Rogers' Business Intelligence Brief Teradata to Acquire Aster Data Systems

Now That's a Groupon Coupon!

SAP Rolls Out Version 4 for Business Intelligence and EIM

Top 10 Twitter Posts from #TDWI Las Vegas
Scott Crawford Scott Crawford's RiskRecon: Navigating Security and Risk RSA SecurID Breach: The Arguments for and against Soonest Disclosure

RSA SecurID Breach Update: (Some) Additional Info Provided to Customers

RSA Breach of SecurID Information: Initial Take

RSA, IBM Watson, and the Future of Smart Security
  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
EMA Radar for WAN Optimization Controllers: Q1 2011 EMA Radar Report* Tracy Corbo Jim Frey
Service-Centric Asset Management in the Age of Cloud Computing Research Report - End-User* Dennis Drogseth
Free Summary - Service-Centric Asset Management in the Age of Cloud Computing Summary - Research Report Dennis Drogseth
Free Summary - EMA Radar for WAN Optimization Controllers: Q1 2011 Summary Summary - EMA Radar Report* Tracy Corbo Jim Frey
Free Summary - Network Management and the Responsible, Virtualized Cloud Summary - Research Report Jim Frey
Free - CA Technologies Launches CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 with New Features and Functionality EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
Keynote Unifies Web Performance Management Across Mobile and Traditional Environments EMA Brief Dennis Drogseth
Free - Expanding Analytical Lineup: HP to Acquire Vertica EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
Radware Extends Virtualized ADC Offering EMA Brief Tracy Corbo
Free - SAP AG Announces BusinessObjects 4.0 and EIM 4.0 EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
Free - Teradata Adds Greater "Big Data" Functionality with Aster Data Acquisition EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
Watch4net Delivers Integrated Service-Oriented Management for Vblock EMA Brief Jim Frey
Citrix Empowers Virtual Desktops EMA Brief Jim Frey
BMC Software Invests in Remedy Usability EMA Brief Lisa Erickson-Harris
IBM Tivoli Live - service manager: Integrated Service Management On-Demand White Paper* Julie Craig
Lancope's StealthWatch System: Aligning Network, Security, and Application Performance Monitoring with Business Value and Priorities White Paper* Jim Frey
Optimizing Data Center Efficiency: A Prescriptive Model for Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Performance White Paper* Steve Brasen
Visual Network Systems' Pragmatic Approach to Business Service Management White Paper* Dennis Drogseth

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