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Independent Research Firm Describes ASG as a "Potentially Disruptive Force in Business Service Management" (1)

Independent Research Firm Describes ASG as a "Potentially Disruptive Force in Business Service Management" (1)

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/18/07 -- ASG Software Solutions, the originator of the Business Service Platform(TM) (BSP), a true platform for Business Service Management (BSM), was the subject of an October 2007 SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis titled "SWOT Analysis: Allen Systems Group (ASG), Q3 2007" by Forrester Research in which ASG is described as a "Great IT Management Success Story," and one of information technology's "best-kept secrets." (1)

According to the analysis: "The introduction of Business Service Platform, a business service management (BSM) solution featuring its MetaCMDB, and the UMA [Unified Management Architecture] integration bus has the potential to totally change the way IT thinks about ASG. It is a clear, logical, and easy-to-implement technology that should appeal to many enterprises." (1)

ASG is the only software provider to offer a MetaCMDB(TM) based on a leading metadata repository, ASG-Rochade®. This technology enables ASG's clients to reconcile data from multiple sources and visually analyze business service hierarchies for impact analysis and the federation of multiple CMDBs (configuration management databases) while synchronizing changes with bidirectional adapters.

"Today ASG is a strategic leader in Business Service Management," explains Arthur L. Allen, Founder, President and CEO of ASG. "This recognition is the culmination of more than 20 years of strategic development, acquisition and integration of our technology. With ASG's solutions, IT and business executives now have the ability to visually understand how their business is performing in real time. Our scalable, easy to integrate solutions allow our clients to quickly connect to third-party discovery and monitoring products, providing real Business Service Management in a practical and meaningful way."

About ASG |

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG's Business Service Platform(TM) (BSP) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG's BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG's BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) compliant.

1. Forrester Research, Inc. "SWOT Analysis: Allen Systems Group (ASG)," Q3 2007 (October 2007)

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