IT Operations Teams Should Adopt Agile Practices to Match Development Teams: New Relic and Enterprise Management Associates Live Webcast

Live webcast on November 19 at 11 a.m. PST, 2 p.m. EST will explain how IT can benefit from Agile methodologies

San Francisco, California — November 10, 2009 — New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, today announced that it is sponsoring a webcast titled "Agile IT: A Better Approach to Application Development, Deployment, and Management" to discuss how IT Operations teams can benefit from Agile practices. The live event, to be held on November 19 at 11:00 Pacific Time/14:00 Eastern Time, features veteran industry analyst Julie Craig of Enterprise Management Associates and Ward Cunningham, CTO of and co-author of "The Agile Manifesto." They are joined by Mike Malloy, vice president of marketing at New Relic. The webcast is open to the public and those interested in attending are invited to register here.

Agile development and Cloud computing are enabling application development teams to become faster, more responsive, and more cost efficient. However, these development teams often finish their new web applications in record time only to wait weeks to go into production. In this one-hour webcast, the speakers will propose that IT operations adopt Agile techniques to ensure better collaboration with application development teams, improve time-to-market for business-critical systems, and keep pace with rapidly-changing market conditions.

Join the webcast to learn:

  • How some organizations are moving new business software features into production in days, not months.
  • How Operations and Applications teams can work together to form an "agile alliance."
  • How the on-demand SaaS model, which has transformed business applications, is now poised to change IT application management as well.
  • How Cloud-based application management improves your team’s agility and cost effectiveness—but also demands a new approach to application management and support.

"Agile development processes have introduced new challenges when it comes to deploying business-critical applications," says Julie Craig, analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. "Application development has become more efficient, and new software can be created more rapidly. However, due to constrained resources, competing priorities, and inflexible processes for deploying and managing these applications, IT Operations teams may have difficulty keeping pace. When only one arm of the organization has the ability to be agile, the entire organization is out of sync. Companies cannot realize the full value of benefits such as speed, efficiency, and cost savings."

"Business agility is about enabling your entire organization to adapt rapidly to change," said Mike Malloy, New Relic’s vice president of marketing. "To do so successfully in today’s highly dynamic environments, it’s important that organizations take advantage of enabling technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing. Additionally, as IT operations and development teams deploy applications hourly, daily, weekly, they must also utilize on-demand capabilities for application management and collaborative problem solving that allow them to speak the same language and work together to achieve business goals."

Register today for "Agile IT: A Better Approach to Application Development, Deployment, and Management" on Thursday November 19, 11 a.m. PST/ 2 p.m. EST.

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