EMA Resource Roundup - February 2011
April 2011
  EMA Webinars:

SAM Radar Report: Dollars and Cents of Managing Software Assets
- Lisa Erickson-Harris, Research Director, EMA
- Thursday 4/28 @ 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern / 6 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Performance or Security? Why Not Both? Resolving the Network Security Balancing Act
- Scott Crawford, Research Director, EMA
- Joe Anthony, Director of Product Management, IBM
- Tuesday 5/3 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Measuring User Experience in the Cloud: Which Tactics are Worth the Time?
- Julie Craig, Research Director, EMA
- Oren Elias, CEO, Correlsense
- Thursday 5/12 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Essential Practices for Managing Application Performance in Large, Distributed Networks
- Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, EMA
- Jesse Rothstein, Co-founder & CEO, ExtraHop
- Wednesday 5/18 @ 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern / 6:00 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Meeting the New Demands of Enterprise Analytics with Business Intelligence
- Shawn Rogers, VP, EMA
- Mike Pilcher, COO, SAND Technology
- Tuesday 5/24 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Western European Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

  EMA Analysts Speak:

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

TDWI World Conference Series
- SaaS, the Cloud, and BI
- Social Analytics in the Enterprise
- Shawn Rogers, VP of Research
-
Chicago, IL.
- June 6 - 10

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

Scott Crawford

The Changing Nature of Network Security: Expanded Capability or Better Performance? Why Not Both?

by Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director

In the last few years, the security landscape has undergone enormous changes. The sheer number of threats and reported vulnerabilities has mushroomed, as the malicious recognize the wealth of opportunity in IT. A growing awareness of skilled adversaries, the evolution of "custom" malware designed for a single purpose, and efforts of attackers to evade defense by crafting numerous variants of existing attacks have all contributed to this explosion. Applications have become a primary target as more and more functionality shifts to the technologies of the Web. Last year, for the first time, vulnerabilities in Web applications exceeded all other types of vulnerabilities disclosed, according to IBM's X-Force security research organization.

These trends have both added to the existing challenge and created new problems for enterprise security.

> Read the full article, The Changing Nature of Network Security: Expanded Capability or Better Performance? Why Not Both?

> Register for the 5/3/11 IBM/EMA Webinar, Performance or Security? Why Not Both? Resolving the Network Security Balancing Act?

  Free White Paper Until 4/28/11

Modernizing Application Lifecycle Management through Software as a Service

This EMA white paper details the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution, discusses its positioning within the ALM and Cloud markets, and highlights its alignment within HP's ALM offerings. Finally, it discusses the reasons why this hybrid solution delivers a compelling value proposition for HP customers and prospects alike.

> Download the White Paper

  Upcoming Live Webinar

SAM Radar Report: Dollars and Cents of Managing Software Assets

Join EMA Research Director Lisa Erickson-Harris for this informative Webinar about the Software Asset Management (SAM) market landscape, where she will discuss the results of a detailed comparative study of 12 SAM solutions from the following vendors: Alloy Software, ASG, Express Metrix, Eracent, Flexera, FrontRange, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Tivoli, iET Solutions, LANDesk, ManageEngine and Symantec.

> Register for SAM Radar Report: Dollars and Cents of Managing Software Assets

  EMA Blogs

Business Intelligence & IT Management Blogs from EMA Thought Leaders

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

ITIL and the Elusive Configuration Manager (among other) Roles

The Virtues of a Living Conversation Versus one Frozen in Stone

Julie Craig Julie Craig's Application Management: A View from the Flatiron Looking for ROI in all the Right Places
Jim Frey Jim Frey's Network Management Manna Enterprise Mobility Meets WAN Optimization
Shawn Rogers Shawn Rogers' Business Intelligence Brief

Public Cloud Failure can very Public

Metamorphosis: The Cloud Integration Summit

Scott Crawford Scott Crawford's RiskRecon: Navigating Security and Risk

The Rise of Data Driven Security, Part 5: Synthesis Platforms

RSA Describes Breach Attack (and the Problem with APT)

EMC/RSA Acquires NetWitness: Data-Driven Security Goes Mainstream

The 2011 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Deserves a Closer Look

  New EMA Research

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

Document Name Document Type Analyst
Looking For ROI In All The Right Places: Return On Investment, 2011 Research Report - End-User* Julie Craig
Optimizing Data Center Power Utilizations to Improve Business Profitability White Paper* Steve Brasen
Three Asset Lifecycle Management Fundamentals for Optimizing Cloud and Hybrid Environments White Paper* Dennis Drogseth
Free - Modernizing Application Lifecycle Management through Software as a Service White Paper Julie Craig
NetScout Brings Video Quality into the Fold with Psytechnics Acquisition EMA Brief Jim Frey
ASG Completes Service Mgt Offering -- Acquires Long-Term Partner PS'Soft EMA Brief Lisa Erickson-Harris
Taking the Pulse of IBM Software in March 2011 EMA Brief Dennis Drogseth
Nimsoft Consolidates Infrastructure and Service Management for the Mid-Market EMA Brief Lisa Erickson-Harris
Egenera Moves PAN Manager Software to Mainstream with HP BladeSystem Support EMA Brief Jim Frey
Leading Service Catalog Vendor Moves to the Cloud: Cisco Acquires newScale EMA Brief Lisa Erickson-Harris
Why the Stonebranch/Opswise Merger Heralds a New Era in Workload Automation EMA Brief Dennis Drogseth

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