Digital Magazine

Eye on management

Marlon Bowser
Martin Kuppinger
Senior Partner and Founder - Kuppinger Cole
Albert Lee
Senior Analyst - Enterprise Management Associates
Clive Longbottom
Service Director, Business Process Facilitation - Quocirca
Managing Editor: Ali Klaver
Editor: Pinar Gencturk
Published the 31st of January 2011 by IMI Publishing

Firstly, I’d like to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy 2011! As we begin this year with greater expectations of growth and stability, the IT industry is preparing for some of its toughest challenges yet.
What surprised me over the past few months as I’ve been interviewing and preparing the Q1 issue is the fact that IT management, in all its forms, is becoming a focus area whether that be in capacity management, business process management, identity and access management or a myriad of others.
There is a fantastic panel podcast online at led by Shawn Rogers at Enterprise Management Associates that deals with corporate performance management and features industry experts from such companies as Host Analytics and PROP HIX. Be sure to also check out the transcript on page 64.
Also of concern is endpoint security and, while this is a given, it still pops up in the day-to-day conversations I’m having with the analyst community. Speakers from Promisec and LANDesk have some great tips and suggestions for you (pages 42 and 82 respectively).
Don’t forget, we also have four analyst-driven pieces on topics as diverse as “The Responsible Cloud” (EMA, page 52) to integrating social networking in your organization (Quocirca, page 20).
Finally, it’s with sadness that I pass the reigns of this respected magazine and sister website to a new managing editor. Pinar Gencturk joins IMI Publishing from a successful tenure at Fairfax in Australia and is keen to develop ET M so that it far exceeds your expectations and answers ALL of your most pressing questions.
Thank you for reading, and if you would like to contribute to any future issues of ETM please feel free to contact Pinar via email at