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Datavail Presents Vision for the Future Structure of IT Organizations Featuring Independent Research Firm

Webinar: Data & Databases: The Third Pillar on Oct. 15

Broomfield, Colo. — Oct. 9, 2013 — Datavail CEO Mark Perlstein and guest speaker Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., will present their thoughts on the future structure of IT organizations. The webinar, “Data & Databases: The Third Pillar,” will explore the concept of separating data and database services from application and infrastructure and establishing a third pillar within IT organizations. The webinar, moderated by Howard M. Cohen of QuinStreet, will be held on Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

To date, most IT organizations spread database teams across both the application and infrastructure groups. But due to its explosive growth, greater attention is being paid to data as a strategic asset. During this webinar, Perlstein and Yuhanna will present their vision for the imminent IT organizational evolution. Their vision calls for a standalone data team that, while smaller, carries significant value equal to the application and infrastructure divisions. The third pillar, the data organization, will aggregate all professionals who work with data – from operations and analytics to security and governance.

“Organizations with serious data needs must align their internal data management philosophy with the idea that data is a unique entity, supported by infrastructure, delivered by a wide range of applications, and consumed by end users,” said Perlstein. “A team accountable to internal consumers as well as an organizational vision for data management should manage the correct infrastructure and support model for organizational data.”

During this webinar, Perlstein and Yuhanna will suggest ways organizations can start thinking about data and database services separately from application and infrastructure. To register for this webinar, visit:

About the Speakers

Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Noel Yuhanna serves Application Development & Program Delivery Professionals. He primarily covers database management systems (DBMSes), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), data replication and integration, data security, data management tools and related online transaction processing issues. His current primary research focus is on customer usage experiences and broad industry trends of DBMS, IaaS, data security, enterprise data grids, outsourcing, information lifecycle management, open source databases and other emerging database technologies.

Mark Perlstein, CEO, Datavail
Mark Perlstein is President & CEO of Datavail, a national leader in database support and professional services. For more than two decades, Mark has been a leader in the IT services market and brings a wealth of growth-oriented and operating experience in the services business to Datavail. Prior to his CEO role at Datavail, Mark was President of CIBER’s IT Outsourcing division. While there, Mark led CIBER’s entry into the IT infrastructure outsourcing market and helped lead that division to a tripling of its revenues and becoming a major force in the ITO sector.

About Datavail Corporation

Datavail Corporation is one of the largest providers of remote database administration (DBA) services in North America, offering database design and architecture, administration and 24×7 support. The company specializes in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, DB2 and SharePoint, and provides flexible onsite/offsite, onshore/offshore service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Founded in 2007, Datavail is based in Broomfield, Colorado and supports enterprise clients located worldwide. For more information, visit