About Dan Twing

Dan Twing is President and COO at Enterprise Management Associates. Dan oversees development and execution of strategic market research, consulting engagements for IT organizations and software vendors, and directs product development and marketing efforts. Formerly CEO of NetDelivery, a VC backed application software company, and Vice President of Financial Products for EDS' Electronic Commerce unit, Dan has over 25 years of IT industry experience in many facets of IT operations, development, product management, and marketing. Follow Dan on Twitter: @dtwing

Q&A From How Digital Business is Shaping the Next Wave of Automation Webinar


I recently presented findings from my Workload Automation (WLA) research and other EMA research on a webinar with Tim Eusterman, Sr. Director Solutions Marketing at BMC in a webinar titled "How Digital Business is Shaping the Next Wave of Automation". The recording of the webinar is now live here, and the slides are available here. A [...]



By | June 2nd, 2017|IT Management, Systems Management|0 Comments

Automation is Key to Staying in the Driver’s Seat of Your Data-driven Strategy


More and more organizations are increasing the use of data in their decision making. EMA describes this as having a data-driven strategy. Recent research has revealed that almost 63% of respondents included data-driven strategies in their organization at a significant level. EMA has been tracking the growth of big data with annual research since 2012. [...]



By | February 8th, 2016|IT Management, Systems Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies – Utilizing Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud


Cloud computing can speed up deployment, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and connectivity. It can open up new ways to get computing work done, but more importantly, the inherent connectivity can change the way employees interact with each other and with customers. It can also change the way companies interact with suppliers and partners. The [...]



By | November 25th, 2015|IT Management, Systems Management|0 Comments

Running Containers Doesn’t Have To Mean Running Blind


The idea of containers has been around for a long time in various forms on various operating systems. It has been part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.24 was released in 2008. However, containers did not become mainstream until a couple years ago when Docker was first released in March 2013. Docker introduced container management [...]



By | October 6th, 2015|IT Management, Systems Management|0 Comments

IT Budgets Are Back!


EMA conducted four research studies during Q4 2010 with over 400 respondents in total.  While the topics of these studies varied from two cloud computing topics and two asset management topics, we always include a standard set of demographic questions and budget questions.  I asked our Survey Production & Research Analytics Manager, Sylvia Rimmington, to combine the [...]



By | March 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Greatest Risk to the Success of Cloud SaaS


Cloud SaaS can be a cost effective and  fast way to buy and start using software (see my top ten reasons to do SaaS).  However, while cloud SaaS can be great when done right, it can be painful to use when done wrong.  With the increasing interest, adequate bandwidth for delivery, and a marketplace ready to [...]



By | January 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Outsource the Hassle, Stay In Control: 10 Advantages of Software as a Service


Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model of software delivery where customers access network-based software.  This is far from a new concept and has had many names in the past, such as service bureau (in the 1980’s), ASP (in the 1990’s), hosted software or on-demand software in the early 2000’s and most recently Cloud [...]



By | November 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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