ParAccel and EMA Webinar: The Rise of the Analytic Platform in Big Data

February 28, 2012

Enterprise Management Associates Announces Free IT and Data Management Webinars for March
Topics include big data analytics, mobile security and IT management infrastructure

Boulder, CO - February 28, 2012 --- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a number of free Webinars focused on IT and data management during the month of March. The EMA™ Webinars set for March are:

Thursday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Too Many Tools! How to Integrate Your IT Management Infrastructure -- Undoubtedly, many IT mangers feel they have too many tools to deal with. Yet appropriate tools are essential to run a service desk, IT operations center, and a project management office. With the cost and time involved, it’s critical that an organization’s IT management tools approach be well thought out. In this free research Webinar, EMA Research Director and experienced IT management architect Charles Betz will discuss the best way to integrate an IT management infrastructure. Attendees will receive free excerpts from Charles’ recent 2nd edition of “Architecture and Patterns for IT: Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance (Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children),” including an IT management systems architecture.

Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Mobile and Beyond: Future-proofing Endpoint Security and Systems Management -- In this third Webinar in the series, EMA Managing Research Director Scott Crawford and IBM Product Manager Jeff Spitulnik explore:

-The ways in which mobile device management heralds how IT management systems must adapt for the future and how those who embrace comprehensive yet mobile-capable IT management today may be better prepared

-Examples of where these changes may take us, as “smart” systems intersect with IT in ways previously unexpected

-How you can make sure that your IT operations and security systems of today can be best positioned to take advantage of these changes tomorrow

A brief discussion of how IBM Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, helps to address these issues will also be provided during the Webinar session.

Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Rise of the Analytic Platform in Big Data --Traditional analytic environments are evolving at lightening speed, creating new opportunities and challenges for the enterprise. The growing trend towards complex workloads running against petabyte scale big data is delivering deeper insights and more actionable information than ever before. To take full advantage of these new opportunities, however, it’s critical that companies master new techniques and understand new architectures to overcome analytic challenges.

During this Webinar, EMA VP of Research Shawn Rogers and ParAccel VP of Customer and Partner Development Rick Glick will cut through big data hype and get to the heart of big data value creation.

-Learn how big data can fuel new insights and opportunities within your company
-Identify ways to create extreme company value using big data
-Understand the benefits of matching data and workloads to the proper platform
-Define how opportunity, analytic and operational value can be harnessed to drive innovation

About EMA
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com. You can also follow EMA on Twitter or EMA on Facebook.