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What is happening in your IT infrastructure?

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Introduction

Celebrating the inaugural edition of Enterprise Management 360°, under its former guise of Global ETM, we switch our focus to looking at what really goes on inside all the key components of your IT infrastructure.

Reverberating from the previous issue on a popular component in IT data centers today — Data Center Infrastructure Management [DCIM] — we have a special Q&A interview with The 451 Research’s Andy Lawrence about the current environment facing the DCIM sector [Page 10]. Panduit [Page 20], VCE Technology Systems [Page 22], Emerson [Page 26], RiT Technologies [Page 30], and Colt Technology Services [Page 34] also have interpretations on the innovative and thriving data centre management market.

We turn our attentions to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. One of the main innovators in this space, Virtual Bridges, speaks to us [Page 12]. We also have Ipswitch File Transfer [Page 16] discussing what is happening in the Managed File Transfer landscape, as well as GMC Software [Page 44] on how to use Big Data to enhance customer experience across multiple channels. Esnatech [Page 40] explains why Bring Your Own Device [BYOD] has incorporated into becoming a key part in an organization’s communication strategy.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank our editorial contributors for their expert eye in this edition. Daniel Maycock from Slalom Consulting [Page 38] urges some degree of caution in his article with the infiltration of BYOD, and organizations should look to cover themselves by implementing a mobile security programme. The security theme continues with another special Q&A with industry experts on how the US Patriot Act [Page 54] has had an impact on data storage and cloud based companies operating in the country.

Preceding these are editorials from Elizabeth Denham from the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia [Page 50] and BlackBerry Security Group’s Nader Henein [Page 48] on Canada’s privacy and security management approach and independent security certifications, respectively. Mike Atwood from Booz & Company [Page 60] wraps up our edition with an informative read on the history of IT outsourcing.

Our rebrand has given EM360° fresh vigour as we seek to encapsulate and understand the latest developments in the IT world.