Covisint and EMA Study, Webinar Identify Enterprise Cloud Adoption and SaaS Management Priorities

Optimization and Governance Still a Challenge for IT; SaaS Management Offers Compelling Solution for Enterprises to Optimize Annual Costs of $1.2 -- $3M

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DETROIT, Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), provider of the leading cloud engagement platform, and Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a prominent IT and data management firm, today released a study on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud adoption priorities in the enterprise. Five keys to more effectively managing SaaS investments discovered by the study will be detailed at an EMA-Covisint webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern tomorrow.

Covisint-EMA whitepaper

"This research confirms the growing criticality of SaaS across the extended enterprise," said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President for EMA and the study's author. "SaaS offers IT organizations and enterprises many new resources combined with new challenges; the key is to make SaaS more efficient, visible, measurable and accountable."

The study reveals that, while SaaS and cloud adoption are on the rise, IT departments still struggle to manage cost and usage requirements. Respondents of the study indicated that the introduction of a SaaS management solution--a fully integrated platform that automates identity management, usage and response-time monitoring--could provide the required level of optimization and governance.

"With the growing adoption of cloud services, business and technology leaders need to control, optimize and provide visibility into SaaS usage, security and performance," said Doug Kuiper, Covisint Chief Marketing Officer. "The study with EMA reveals important insights around the need for SaaS management solutions that address relevance, value, cost and performance where delivered services and user access come together."

Some key survey findings address:

  • the measurable, rising significance of SaaS and cloud adoption across the enterprise;
  • that SaaS visibility, control and communications needs are dramatically increasing; and,
  • the growing SaaS governance gap requiring an integrated and secure platform to optimize mission-critical services.

To download the whitepaper, please visit: http://offers.covisint.com/CovisintEMASurveyRegister.html

Webinar

At tomorrow's webinar, EMA Vice President Dennis Drogseth will explain how a platform for SaaS management--providing identity management, end user adoption and usage, and response-time monitoring--can deliver the information and governance capabilities to optimize SaaS deployments. Halim Cho, Director of Product Marketing for Covisint, will present both the best practices and pitfalls to avoid when implementing cloud-based identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) for achieving optimal value and cost from an increasingly SaaS-driven world.

 
Who should attend: VPs, directors, managers of enterprise architecture, corporate data
  security, data center operations, infrastructure operations, desktop
  operations/support and service desk, along with those responsible for
  managing the deployment, performance and adoption of cloud-based
  applications.
   
When: 1p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
   
Webinar registration: http://offers.covisint.com/EMA_IDM_Register.html

Enterprise Management Associates (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 www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com. You can also follow EMA on Twitter or EMA on Facebook.

Covisint

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success -- including customers, business partners, and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and offer the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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