BOULDER, Colo. -- Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the leading independent IT management research and consulting firm, today announced that Scott Crawford and Andi Mann each have been promoted to Research Director. Crawford and Mann have been the driving force behind EMA's growing Security and Risk Management Practice and Systems Management Practice respectively.
"EMA's commitment to and focus on the IT management sector has produced some of the industry's most insightful research in areas like security, IT governance and systems management, as well as on emerging trends like virtualization," said Dan Twing, EMA's chief operating officer. "Scott and Andi's promotions, coupled with the recent addition of four new EMA analysts, further strengthens our ability to produce in-depth information that helps IT professionals make informed and knowledgeable decisions when planning and deploying enterprise technology."
Crawford joined EMA in 2003 as a senior analyst within EMA's Systems Management Practice. He then focused on developing EMA's Security and Risk Management Practice through his extensive experience as a practicing IT security professional. During the past two years, Crawford has developed some of the industry's most current and compelling research in the area.
Most recently, he helped define best practices around the emerging trend of IT security and risk management, and its continuing role in shaping the IT management market as a whole.
"IT risk management is more than just mitigating the negative aspects of security threats, compliance risks or business malfeasance. It also includes the ability to assure that the positive IT values of business-critical availability and performance are delivered according to defined objectives,"
said Crawford. "When aligned with business processes, this two-pronged approach to risk becomes foundational to effective IT governance."
Enterprise Management Associates