Enterprise Management Associates

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Entuity Embraces Event Management

    Within the field of network management, and more broadly infrastructure management, there are a number of core/essential management technology areas. For monitoring, there are asynchronous data sets, typically composed of traps and notifications gathered from managed systems, and synchronous data sets coming from the same environment but typically harvested through...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Joint Perspectives on Neebula's ServiceWatch: Innovations in "Service-Centric" Management in the Cloud Era

    A great deal has been written by this and other analysts about the transitioning of "Traditional' service management capabilities to meet the more dynamic and versatile requirements of cloud computing, as well as IT's even broader need to become more business-responsive in relevant and measurable ways. One of the keystones...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Business Intelligence for the Business of IT

    The need for better \"Business management\" of large-scale Information Technology (IT) investments and operations is an ongoing industry theme. In general, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analysts believe IT is under-managed relative to peer enterprise functions such as manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and commercial product development. This paper leads to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Single Sign-On From Desktop to Cloud for the Extended Enterprise

    With all the pressure on today's IT not only to perform but to expand capability while containing costs, organizations are increasingly turning to third-party resources such as Cloud computing, SaaS and hosted technology services. Businesses will want access to these services to be as seamless as access to existing internal...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Coalition: RPath, NewScale, and Eucalyptus Systems Partner on Self-Service Public and Private Cloud

    In August of 2010, newScale, rPath, and Eucalyptus Systems announced an integration of their flagship products. This "Cloud Coalition" partnership delivers a comprehensive solution for self-service ordering and provisioning of Cloud-based services. The partnership goes beyond a surface integration and includes policy-based configuration and version control, role-based access and governance,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Quest Foglight: Hit the "Easy Button" for No-Fuss Application Performance Monitoring

    Quest Software (Quest) has added enhancements to its flagship Foglight product line throughout 2010. They included improved support for WebSphere MQ and Exchange, as well as a single view for management of multi-vendor virtual servers. Most recently, in acknowledgement of the reality that the user experience is a result of...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Risk on the Journey to Virtualization and the Cloud

    Virtualization has set IT free from many of its legacy constraints on resource optimization. But as virtualization enables IT to evolve into highly flexible service architectures such as cloud computing, these new approaches to technology also introduce new risks. How can enterprises best manage the wide range of risk and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Achieving Green Business Goals With SaaS Efficiencies and IntraLinks

    Increasingly, businesses are seeking ways to reduce both operational costs and their impact on the environment. Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offer a new paradigm in green operations for many industries with external and consolidated IT resources used across locations and geographies. SaaS-based solutions that transform and optimize business...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing Cloud Computing to Support Application Delivery

    While a there is a lot of industry hype around Cloud, and while many IT organizations feel under pressure to move to Cloud computing in order to cut costs, industry data shows that transitions to Cloud are greatly enhanced when supported by superior levels of service management. IT reluctance to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Infoblox Acquires Netcordia, Takes Aim at Network Infrastructure Automation

    Infoblox is a fast growing provider of solutions for some of the most basic and essential enabling services in the network - Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM), collectively referred to as DDI. If DDI is working properly, the network works and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MokaFive Expands Endpoint Virtualization Support, Earns New $21 Million C-Series Investment

    Endpoint systems management has long been one of the most challenging domains of IT. The personal system is the meeting point of many often conflicting requirements and demands, from enterprise wide policy to the requirements of departments and groups - and, above all, the freedom and flexibility individuals demand from...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Journey to Unified Computing

    The demands of today's data center are vastly different from those even five short years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought the vision of a data center that is truly adaptive to changing business needs within grasp. At the same time, virtualization has also forced a sea change in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Changing Role of Network Management - Keeping Pace With the New Demands of Virtualization and Cloud

    Major IT innovations such as server virtualization and cloud services promise great rewards in efficiency and agility however to capture the full potential, all aspects of operations must adopt new approaches and methods. Network management and operations, long an area of strength and stability, must change as well to accommodate...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) With Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management

    There are many different drivers and outcomes for virtualization, including clear evidence of overall cost reduction and ROI. In fact, EMA surveyed IT technicians, architects, and management from over 600 mid-to very large organizations (89% of which had already implemented virtualization; 59% for over 12 months) and found that virtualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Endpoint Virtualization for Everyone: Solving the Desktop Lifecycle Management Challenge

    Executive Summary Maintaining physical desktops and applications typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Endpoint virtualization - including server-hosted or local...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ITIL - One Step at a Time: A Worry Free Approach to Implementing a Pragmatic ITIL Solution

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is the most popularly adopted best practice implementation available today and includes an IT management framework emphasizing management from the perspectives of both the business and IT service consumers. The process of implementing ITIL, however, can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. All too...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Better Virtualization Outcomes With Citrix Essentials for XenServer and NetApp Storage

    Virtualization delivers many benefits for cost reduction, resource efficiency, and flexibility. However, a comprehensive, centralized storage system is critical to achieving the leading goals of server virtualization. Citrix and NetApp deliver comprehensive, integrated functions for server virtualization and centralized storage management, to deliver these benefits for the Citrix Delivery Center...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    CoreTrace Continues to Knock Down Application Whitelisting Barriers

    Off late CoreTrace, a leader in application whitelisting announced new technology enhancements to ease the deployment and implementation of its flagship BOUNCER product. Endpoint anti-malware software is quite simply not up to the challenge of proactively meeting the current climate of sophisticated attacks against IT infrastructure. In fact, many security...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    ROI for Network Performance Management

    Besides being technically savvy, today's network professionals must be aware of the business factors surrounding their department's activities and responsibilities. This means two things - becoming aware of the way in which the networking team supports the business directly, and understanding how to characterize infrastructure equipment and management technology investments...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Application Security Strategy Guide

    Attacks, incidents and compliance regulations, in combination with difficult-to-automate processes, a steep learning curve, and highly charged political environments, are only a few of the factors that have made application security possibly the most difficult to address aspect of a security strategy. Indeed, application developers as well as security practitioners...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Measuring the Value of IT Service Management (ITSM)

    The purpose of this paper is to present a method for reducing risk and increasing IT contribution during uncertain times and to assist readers with measuring the value and building a business case for IT Service Management (ITSM). To this end, the paper explains why IT must become a strategic...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Automating ITIL v3 Event Management With IT Process Automation: Improving Quality While Reducing Expense

    IT organizations around the world are improving their IT operations capabilities by implementing the Incident and Problem Management processes from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Yet while the majority of those organizations are focused on ITIL v2 process adoption, the ITIL Event Management process is not introduced until ITIL v3.

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Dell's SMART Approach to Workload Automation

    Dell, a company with 82,700 employees, 80 locations, and $62 billion in FY2007 revenues, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sales of desktop PCs, laptops. Job scheduling at Dell was manual, time-driven, and jointly managed by IT and various business partners. The bulk of Dell's servers ran...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    IBM Applies Predictive Analytics Across Tivoli Suite, Including Business Service Management

    The IBM Tivoli suite provides IT Service Management (ITSM) capabilities for IT organizations to manage risk, drive compliance, optimize return on investments, and accelerate business growth based on the delivery and ongoing management of high quality services. Additionally, IBM Tivoli has taken a broad and holistic approach to embedding predictive...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    ITIL V3: Making Business Services Serve the Business

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a collection of information technology best practices, published for the unique purpose of providing guidance for the management of IT. Originally consolidated from both the private and public sector, ITIL has become the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management (ITSM) in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Security for Data at Rest: Critical Challenges and IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions

    The management of information risk has become one of the highest priorities of today's enterprise. Availability continues to be a primary objective of information management, but the definition and scope of availability has expanded to address issues from disaster recovery and business continuity to data retention. Retention requirements have themselves...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    EMA Advisory Note: IT Speaks: Practices and Trends in Enterprise Application Management

    Deploying business applications, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and vertical industry applications is complex and time-consuming. Managing them is even more challenging. EMA research has found that while enterprise IT organizations are very good at deploying and maintaining infrastructure, they are still struggling to effectively...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    The Critical Role of Content Management in Delivering Business Services

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) provides critical capabilities for managing the documents, spreadsheets, reports, e-mails, Web pages, etc. that drive business operations. EMA research shows that ECM delivers numerous benefits, including easier information access, knowledge sharing and collaboration, improved productivity, competitive advantage, regulatory compliance, cost reduction, and more. However, many enterprises...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Going Green: A Strategic Guide to Green IT Management

    Green IT solutions have established themselves as important - and in some cases, critical - deployments for increasing energy efficiencies in order to reduce operational costs, achieve power utilization objectives and ensure sustainable value in IT investments. Rising energy costs and, in some cases, limited power availability are driving institutions...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    EMA's 2008 Survey of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in the Real World

    Over and over again, the recurring theme of all these aspects of IT GRC management is constant: the strategic value of process - not just empty processes conceived to fulfill some vague best practices ideal, but the processes enterprises actually rely on to define IT governance, assure a systematic approach...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    CommVault Customer Survey: Data Validation and User ROI

    CommVault's customers participated in an online survey in March 2008. The survey documented their ROI across infrastructure, software, and services spending; backup reliability; administrative time; and backup and restore performance. EMA and statistician Dr. MaryAnne Winniford validated the survey data and confirmed that the survey's findings were statistically valid. CommVault's...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    A Board Room View: Understanding Your CMDB Project

    This white paper is targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) initiative. The goal of the paper is to level-set expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provide basic ROI best practices, and give readers sufficient insight...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    ASG Service Dependency Mapping: Making the Link Between IT and the Business

    This paper examines how IT organizations can transition to a more service-focused approach to managing business applications, and how these leading-edge management solutions support this transition. This new approach is business service-driven instead of infrastructure-driven and enables IT organizations to manage the service in context to technology. In doing so,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Improve Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs With Network Configuration Automation

    IT organizations are increasingly facing pressure to perform as a value-added business partner and contribute visible results tied directly to business requirements. The network is a critical IT infrastructure component on which most IT services depend. At the same time, complexity, constant change, and human error combine to put network...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    How ASG's MetaCMDB Strategy Enables More Effective Business Service Management

    ASG has a distinctive CMDB offering that can enable superior service management, as well as application and service lifecycle management. ASG's CMDB system ties together the monitoring of disparate underlying systems, applications and devices, maps them to the business services they support, visualizing their inter-relationships through dynamic dashboards. These visualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Automating Problem Analysis and Resolution Across the Application Life Cycle: Enhancing the Efficiency of Offshore Software Development and Support

    This paper details the benefits of automating application problem determination and resolution throughout the application life cycle, from development to production. BMC's Application Problem Resolution product is an automated problem determination asset that can be leveraged by both development and production support teams to diagnose and communicate application problems very...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Resolving the Privilege Management Paradox: Quest Solutions for Strong Access Control

    Many have focused on the risks to sensitive information posed by a seemingly unending wave of data security breaches in the last few years - and justifiably so. These breaches often involve the exploit of hundreds or thousands of identities. Compare this, however, to the impact of exploiting of a...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Massively Scalable NAS: Pre-Empting Tomorrow's Data Overload With Today's Technology

    NAS has always been simple...unless IT managers wanted to grow their NAS storage significantly. Then the simplicity evaporated. Now, with massive storage build-outs a necessity, a simply managed, highly scalable NAS environment is a must. For the first time, storage administrators are thinking in terms of managing petabytes of data....

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Managing Business Service Performance in Complex Distributed Environments

    IT organizations have traditionally approached the challenges of complexity, change, and even cost reduction through division of labor and increased specialization. This approach is needed to some degree in any large IT environment simply to support the depth of knowledge required to manage each of the major technology domains including...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Beyond System Center: Addressing Systems Management Needs Across the Entire IT Infrastructure

    For many organizations, Microsoft's System Center suite provides a powerful automated systems management platform to address a significant portion of the needs inherent in today's dynamic IT environments. However, if that functionality can be expanded to even further simplify and improve support for a greater portion of today's complex IT...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Infoblox Acquires Netcordia, Takes Aim at Network Infrastructure Automation

    Infoblox is a fast growing provider of solutions for some of the most basic and essential enabling services in the network - Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM), collectively referred to as DDI. If DDI is working properly, the network works and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Dell's SMART Approach to Workload Automation

    Dell, a company with 82,700 employees, 80 locations, and $62 billion in FY2007 revenues, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sales of desktop PCs, laptops. Job scheduling at Dell was manual, time-driven, and jointly managed by IT and various business partners. The bulk of Dell's servers ran...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ITIL - One Step at a Time: A Worry Free Approach to Implementing a Pragmatic ITIL Solution

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is the most popularly adopted best practice implementation available today and includes an IT management framework emphasizing management from the perspectives of both the business and IT service consumers. The process of implementing ITIL, however, can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. All too...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    CommVault Customer Survey: Data Validation and User ROI

    CommVault's customers participated in an online survey in March 2008. The survey documented their ROI across infrastructure, software, and services spending; backup reliability; administrative time; and backup and restore performance. EMA and statistician Dr. MaryAnne Winniford validated the survey data and confirmed that the survey's findings were statistically valid. CommVault's...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Journey to Unified Computing

    The demands of today's data center are vastly different from those even five short years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought the vision of a data center that is truly adaptive to changing business needs within grasp. At the same time, virtualization has also forced a sea change in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing Cloud Computing to Support Application Delivery

    While a there is a lot of industry hype around Cloud, and while many IT organizations feel under pressure to move to Cloud computing in order to cut costs, industry data shows that transitions to Cloud are greatly enhanced when supported by superior levels of service management. IT reluctance to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) With Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management

    There are many different drivers and outcomes for virtualization, including clear evidence of overall cost reduction and ROI. In fact, EMA surveyed IT technicians, architects, and management from over 600 mid-to very large organizations (89% of which had already implemented virtualization; 59% for over 12 months) and found that virtualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Endpoint Virtualization for Everyone: Solving the Desktop Lifecycle Management Challenge

    Executive Summary Maintaining physical desktops and applications typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Endpoint virtualization - including server-hosted or local...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Coalition: RPath, NewScale, and Eucalyptus Systems Partner on Self-Service Public and Private Cloud

    In August of 2010, newScale, rPath, and Eucalyptus Systems announced an integration of their flagship products. This "Cloud Coalition" partnership delivers a comprehensive solution for self-service ordering and provisioning of Cloud-based services. The partnership goes beyond a surface integration and includes policy-based configuration and version control, role-based access and governance,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Quest Foglight: Hit the "Easy Button" for No-Fuss Application Performance Monitoring

    Quest Software (Quest) has added enhancements to its flagship Foglight product line throughout 2010. They included improved support for WebSphere MQ and Exchange, as well as a single view for management of multi-vendor virtual servers. Most recently, in acknowledgement of the reality that the user experience is a result of...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MokaFive Expands Endpoint Virtualization Support, Earns New $21 Million C-Series Investment

    Endpoint systems management has long been one of the most challenging domains of IT. The personal system is the meeting point of many often conflicting requirements and demands, from enterprise wide policy to the requirements of departments and groups - and, above all, the freedom and flexibility individuals demand from...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Risk on the Journey to Virtualization and the Cloud

    Virtualization has set IT free from many of its legacy constraints on resource optimization. But as virtualization enables IT to evolve into highly flexible service architectures such as cloud computing, these new approaches to technology also introduce new risks. How can enterprises best manage the wide range of risk and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Joint Perspectives on Neebula's ServiceWatch: Innovations in "Service-Centric" Management in the Cloud Era

    A great deal has been written by this and other analysts about the transitioning of "Traditional' service management capabilities to meet the more dynamic and versatile requirements of cloud computing, as well as IT's even broader need to become more business-responsive in relevant and measurable ways. One of the keystones...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Achieving Green Business Goals With SaaS Efficiencies and IntraLinks

    Increasingly, businesses are seeking ways to reduce both operational costs and their impact on the environment. Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offer a new paradigm in green operations for many industries with external and consolidated IT resources used across locations and geographies. SaaS-based solutions that transform and optimize business...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Single Sign-On From Desktop to Cloud for the Extended Enterprise

    With all the pressure on today's IT not only to perform but to expand capability while containing costs, organizations are increasingly turning to third-party resources such as Cloud computing, SaaS and hosted technology services. Businesses will want access to these services to be as seamless as access to existing internal...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Business Intelligence for the Business of IT

    The need for better \"Business management\" of large-scale Information Technology (IT) investments and operations is an ongoing industry theme. In general, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analysts believe IT is under-managed relative to peer enterprise functions such as manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and commercial product development. This paper leads to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Entuity Embraces Event Management

    Within the field of network management, and more broadly infrastructure management, there are a number of core/essential management technology areas. For monitoring, there are asynchronous data sets, typically composed of traps and notifications gathered from managed systems, and synchronous data sets coming from the same environment but typically harvested through...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Massively Scalable NAS: Pre-Empting Tomorrow's Data Overload With Today's Technology

    NAS has always been simple...unless IT managers wanted to grow their NAS storage significantly. Then the simplicity evaporated. Now, with massive storage build-outs a necessity, a simply managed, highly scalable NAS environment is a must. For the first time, storage administrators are thinking in terms of managing petabytes of data....

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    ITIL V3: Making Business Services Serve the Business

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a collection of information technology best practices, published for the unique purpose of providing guidance for the management of IT. Originally consolidated from both the private and public sector, ITIL has become the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management (ITSM) in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    The Critical Role of Content Management in Delivering Business Services

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) provides critical capabilities for managing the documents, spreadsheets, reports, e-mails, Web pages, etc. that drive business operations. EMA research shows that ECM delivers numerous benefits, including easier information access, knowledge sharing and collaboration, improved productivity, competitive advantage, regulatory compliance, cost reduction, and more. However, many enterprises...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    A Board Room View: Understanding Your CMDB Project

    This white paper is targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) initiative. The goal of the paper is to level-set expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provide basic ROI best practices, and give readers sufficient insight...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    ASG Service Dependency Mapping: Making the Link Between IT and the Business

    This paper examines how IT organizations can transition to a more service-focused approach to managing business applications, and how these leading-edge management solutions support this transition. This new approach is business service-driven instead of infrastructure-driven and enables IT organizations to manage the service in context to technology. In doing so,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Managing Business Service Performance in Complex Distributed Environments

    IT organizations have traditionally approached the challenges of complexity, change, and even cost reduction through division of labor and increased specialization. This approach is needed to some degree in any large IT environment simply to support the depth of knowledge required to manage each of the major technology domains including...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    How ASG's MetaCMDB Strategy Enables More Effective Business Service Management

    ASG has a distinctive CMDB offering that can enable superior service management, as well as application and service lifecycle management. ASG's CMDB system ties together the monitoring of disparate underlying systems, applications and devices, maps them to the business services they support, visualizing their inter-relationships through dynamic dashboards. These visualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Going Green: A Strategic Guide to Green IT Management

    Green IT solutions have established themselves as important - and in some cases, critical - deployments for increasing energy efficiencies in order to reduce operational costs, achieve power utilization objectives and ensure sustainable value in IT investments. Rising energy costs and, in some cases, limited power availability are driving institutions...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    EMA Advisory Note: IT Speaks: Practices and Trends in Enterprise Application Management

    Deploying business applications, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and vertical industry applications is complex and time-consuming. Managing them is even more challenging. EMA research has found that while enterprise IT organizations are very good at deploying and maintaining infrastructure, they are still struggling to effectively...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Security for Data at Rest: Critical Challenges and IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions

    The management of information risk has become one of the highest priorities of today's enterprise. Availability continues to be a primary objective of information management, but the definition and scope of availability has expanded to address issues from disaster recovery and business continuity to data retention. Retention requirements have themselves...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    EMA's 2008 Survey of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in the Real World

    Over and over again, the recurring theme of all these aspects of IT GRC management is constant: the strategic value of process - not just empty processes conceived to fulfill some vague best practices ideal, but the processes enterprises actually rely on to define IT governance, assure a systematic approach...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Improve Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs With Network Configuration Automation

    IT organizations are increasingly facing pressure to perform as a value-added business partner and contribute visible results tied directly to business requirements. The network is a critical IT infrastructure component on which most IT services depend. At the same time, complexity, constant change, and human error combine to put network...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Automating Problem Analysis and Resolution Across the Application Life Cycle: Enhancing the Efficiency of Offshore Software Development and Support

    This paper details the benefits of automating application problem determination and resolution throughout the application life cycle, from development to production. BMC's Application Problem Resolution product is an automated problem determination asset that can be leveraged by both development and production support teams to diagnose and communicate application problems very...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    CoreTrace Continues to Knock Down Application Whitelisting Barriers

    Off late CoreTrace, a leader in application whitelisting announced new technology enhancements to ease the deployment and implementation of its flagship BOUNCER product. Endpoint anti-malware software is quite simply not up to the challenge of proactively meeting the current climate of sophisticated attacks against IT infrastructure. In fact, many security...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    ROI for Network Performance Management

    Besides being technically savvy, today's network professionals must be aware of the business factors surrounding their department's activities and responsibilities. This means two things - becoming aware of the way in which the networking team supports the business directly, and understanding how to characterize infrastructure equipment and management technology investments...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Automating ITIL v3 Event Management With IT Process Automation: Improving Quality While Reducing Expense

    IT organizations around the world are improving their IT operations capabilities by implementing the Incident and Problem Management processes from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Yet while the majority of those organizations are focused on ITIL v2 process adoption, the ITIL Event Management process is not introduced until ITIL v3.

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Application Security Strategy Guide

    Attacks, incidents and compliance regulations, in combination with difficult-to-automate processes, a steep learning curve, and highly charged political environments, are only a few of the factors that have made application security possibly the most difficult to address aspect of a security strategy. Indeed, application developers as well as security practitioners...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Measuring the Value of IT Service Management (ITSM)

    The purpose of this paper is to present a method for reducing risk and increasing IT contribution during uncertain times and to assist readers with measuring the value and building a business case for IT Service Management (ITSM). To this end, the paper explains why IT must become a strategic...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Resolving the Privilege Management Paradox: Quest Solutions for Strong Access Control

    Many have focused on the risks to sensitive information posed by a seemingly unending wave of data security breaches in the last few years - and justifiably so. These breaches often involve the exploit of hundreds or thousands of identities. Compare this, however, to the impact of exploiting of a...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Beyond System Center: Addressing Systems Management Needs Across the Entire IT Infrastructure

    For many organizations, Microsoft's System Center suite provides a powerful automated systems management platform to address a significant portion of the needs inherent in today's dynamic IT environments. However, if that functionality can be expanded to even further simplify and improve support for a greater portion of today's complex IT...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    IBM Applies Predictive Analytics Across Tivoli Suite, Including Business Service Management

    The IBM Tivoli suite provides IT Service Management (ITSM) capabilities for IT organizations to manage risk, drive compliance, optimize return on investments, and accelerate business growth based on the delivery and ongoing management of high quality services. Additionally, IBM Tivoli has taken a broad and holistic approach to embedding predictive...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Better Virtualization Outcomes With Citrix Essentials for XenServer and NetApp Storage

    Virtualization delivers many benefits for cost reduction, resource efficiency, and flexibility. However, a comprehensive, centralized storage system is critical to achieving the leading goals of server virtualization. Citrix and NetApp deliver comprehensive, integrated functions for server virtualization and centralized storage management, to deliver these benefits for the Citrix Delivery Center...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Changing Role of Network Management - Keeping Pace With the New Demands of Virtualization and Cloud

    Major IT innovations such as server virtualization and cloud services promise great rewards in efficiency and agility however to capture the full potential, all aspects of operations must adopt new approaches and methods. Network management and operations, long an area of strength and stability, must change as well to accommodate...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates