EMA Resource Roundup - June 2011
June 2011
  EMA Webinars:

Hosted Message Security Services Radar: A Center of Gravity for Security as a Service
- Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, EMA
- Tuesday 6/28 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

CMDB/CMS Use Case Radar: Innovation through Diversity
- Dennis Drogseth, VP of Research, EMA
- Thursday 6/29 @ 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

  EMA Analysts Speak:

ISACA World Congress
- Establishing an IT Governance Program
- Charles Betz, Research Director
- National Harbor, MD
- June 27 – 29

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  EMA Analyst's Corner

Dennis Drogseth

CMDB Systems: The Quiet Revolution

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

I remember once preparing for a number of public board meetings by listening to Monte Python's "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots" and simultaneously taking a hot shower. I highly recommend this disciplined approach to verbal conflict in which a very indignant Mary protests, "I'm not dead, yet!"

The same assertion should be made regarding the ill-named Configuration Management Database (CMDB), as it quietly moves towards a federated system of technologies more appropriate to ITIL v3's notion of a Configuration Management System (CMS). In fact, I would argue that the CMDB is just now beginning to come of age and, that in many respects, it represents a quiet revolution far more relevant to the longer term direction of service management than cloud computing in spite of all the hype.

> Read the full article: CMDB Systems: the Quiet Revolution

> Register for the 6/29/11 EMA Webinar CMDB/CMS Use Case Radar: Innovation through Diversity

  New EMA Radar Webinar

Hosted Message Security Services Radar: A Center of Gravity for Security as a Service

Join EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford to hear research highlights from the Hosted Message Security Services Radar Report, with reviews based on EMA criteria for functionality, deployment and administration, cost advantage, architecture and integration, and vendor strength. The vendor solutions that are included in this latest research are:

  • AppRiver
  • Google (Postini)
  • McAfee
  • Microsoft
  • Mimecast
  • Perimeter e-Security / USA.NET
  • Proofpoint
  • Symantec
  • Websense

> Register for this EMA Radar Webinar

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  EMA Blogs

Business Intelligence & IT Management Blogs from EMA Thought Leaders

Analyst Blog Recent Blog Posts
Dennis DrogsethCharles Betz's Integrated IT Management

SAM Summit Overview

Software Asset Management Summit

Service aggregation, integration and transformation

Taking DevOps up a level: the PMO meets ITSM

ServiceNow Knowledge11 Conference

Jim Frey Jim Frey's Network Management Manna Change: Thy Name is Persistence
Shawn Rogers Shawn Rogers' Business Intelligence Brief

Enzee Universe: Arvind Krishna Interview

Enzee Universe: Merv Adrian Interview

Enzee Universe: Jim Baum Interview

Enzee Universe 2011

Is Data virtualization Part of Your Strategy?

Steve Brasen New Blog - Steve Brasen's The Systems Café

On the Menu at The Systems Café

  New EMA Research

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

Document Name Document Type Analyst
Aternity Announces Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform v5.0: No End User Left Behind EMA Brief Julie Craig
AppNeta Brings True Network Performance Management to the Cloud EMA Brief Jim Frey
NYSE Partners with EMC and VMware to Offer Cloud-Based Financial Services EMA Brief Steve Brasen
Informatica Corporation Releases Version 9.1 for Big Data EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
Composite Software Releases Composite 6 Data Virtualization Platform EMA Brief Shawn Rogers
uptime Software Delivers Economic Cloud Intelligence with uptimeCloud EMA Brief Steve Brasen
Citrix Teams on Open AppFlow Standard: NetScaler to Provide Flow-based Metrics EMA Brief Julie Craig
The Evolving Desktop: Management Solutions for Emerging Endpoint Technologies White Paper* Steve Brasen
Managing your Microsoft Environment with Tivoli Solutions White Paper* Julie Craig
Predictive, Proactive Application Performance Management (APM) with BMC White Paper* Julie Craig
Getting Big Value From Big Data... Fast White Paper* Shawn Rogers
Four Priorities for Integrated, Service-Centric Performance Management White Paper* Jim Frey
IBM's Versatile Approach for Optimizing Business Service & Application Performance in a World of Accelerating Change White Paper* Dennis Drogseth
The Riverbed Cascade Solution: Application-Aware Performance Management for Enterprise Networks White Paper* Jim Frey
IT Efficiency with Business-Focused Data Center Automation White Paper* Steve Brasen
IBM Tivoli Application Monitoring and Performance Management Solutions for Dynamic and Cloud Infrastructures White Paper* Julie Craig

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