Covisint and EMA Webinar Helps Organizations Regain Control of SaaS and Cloud Investments

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DETROIT, Feb. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), provider of the leading cloud engagement platform, will co-host with a webinar with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, to help organizations take back control of their software as a service (SaaS) and cloud investments.

Attendees will learn how high-performing organizations manage usage, provide support and define success in outsourcing their identity management needs. Covisint will present the best practices to use and pitfalls to avoid in implementing cloud-based identity as-a-service (IDaaS) to optimize the new SaaS-based enterprise. Attendees will also learn how an identity-based ITSM approach provides a central point for resource management enterprise-wide.

EMA Vice President, Dennis Drogseth, will join Covisint's Director of Product Marketing for Identity Services, Halim Cho, to present the findings of an EMA survey of more than 100 enterprises and their progress toward utilizing security and access control to manage SaaS deployments. Specifically, the survey found that:

  • only 44 percent of organizations could estimate how many SaaS services their enterprises used;
  • only 34 percent of enterprises believed that they were very successful in optimizing their SaaS deployments; and, among other findings,
  • almost 60 percent wanted, but did not have, a fully integrated system for managing SaaS deployments, including identity management, security information event management (SIEM), usage and response-time monitoring.

"Organizations are externalizing key business functions in the cloud at a rapid pace, and they need to orchestrate that process in a way that drives both IT and business success," said Drogseth. "To make sound decisions, then, it's important to understand all your SaaS and cloud options. This Covisint webinar will give attendees the key information that will help them make smart decisions on avoiding mistakes, complementing existing processes and taking back the control of their critical cloud investments."

Who should attend:

CFOs and directors of finance; 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: 2 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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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 or You can also follow EMA on Twitter or EMA on Facebook.


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

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