IT Business Edge and Alinean Launch New ROI and TCO Analysis Tools for IT


Empowers CIOs and Consultants to make better quantified decisions

ORLANDO, Fla. and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 30 / -- Alinean, Inc., the leading expert on IT Business Value Selling solutions, and IT Business Edge, the technology intelligence agent for IT decision makers, today announced the launch of three targeted suites of online ROI Analyst(TM) tools to help quantify the business value of proposed IT investments. C-level executives can now quickly and easily analyze the ROI and TCO of specific IT solutions - a process that is often difficult and time-consuming - to assist in more effective decision making.

The tools have been targeted to help IT executives assess three vital areas: Strategic & Business Management, IT Asset Management and IT Infrastructure Management. By analyzing the costs, benefits and key financial results that can be achieved from various IT strategies, practices and solutions, the tools help teams save time in developing cost-justified business cases - and more importantly - driving better-quantified decision making.

"The Alinean tools will help our audience apply the business technology intelligence they receive from IT Business Edge to specific IT investment decisions," said Phil Branon, president of IT Business Edge. "These tools are a great fit for our audience of IT decision makers and integrate perfectly with the other content and tools we provide on our site."

To help users get started, Alinean's ROI Analyst tools contain the world's largest library of over 30 of the most popular business and IT ROI and TCO analyses for key IT initiatives. Access to key template models is provided, each loaded with industry research and fully customizable to profile unique decision-making criteria. Within the three suites, these include:

Strategic & Business Management
o Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
o IT Governance
o Outsource Business Process
o Accounting and Treasury Automation
o Enterprise Asset Management
o Real Estate Management
o HR Automation
o HR Help Desk
o Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse
o Enterprise Portal
o Project Management
o Product Management

IT Asset Management
o PC Upgrade and Mobility
o IP Telephony
o Unified Messaging
o Windows System Administration
o Microsoft Office Applications
o Security Policy Management
o Anti-spam
o IT Infrastructure Management
o IT Governance

o IT Infrastructure Management
o IT Governance
o Application Development
o Data Center (ITIL) TCO Analysis
o Enterprise Security Management
o IT Help Desk
o IT Service Management
o IT Spending Analysis
o Outsource IT Project
o Server Consolidation TCO
o Storage Consolidation TCO
o Enterprise Storage Management

"We are very pleased to make our tools available to IT Business Edge subscribers, and enable IT executives to build compelling business cases for their highest reward/lowest risk projects," stated Tom Pisello, former Gartner ROI/TCO expert and Alinean CEO. "Used by tens of thousands of IT decision makers worldwide for the past two decades, our tools have helped facilitate smarter, faster and more prudent IT spending and return on investment."

Tailored for CIOs and IT Consultants, two of Alinean's ROI Analyst tools are immediately available on a subscription basis via ITBusinessEdge.com.

The Business Management Suite can be found at http://www.itbusinessedge.com/store/0176-Alinean-Management-0001.aspx

The IT Infrastructure Suite is available at http://www.itbusinessedge.com/store/0176-ROI-Infrastructure-0001.aspx

About Alinean

Alinean develops software and solutions to streamline the B2B selling process with business value selling solutions - using ROI/TCO and business case analysis to prove and improve the value of solutions to prospects and customers. The company's founding team pioneered the concept of interactive ROI and TCO software in 1994, developing award-winning solutions for leading B2B vendors and consultants. Its research methodologies and software tools are used by analyst firms and consultancies such as IDC and B2B leaders such as Oracle, HP, Dell, SAP, Microsoft, Symantec and IBM, and have helped justify billions of dollars in IT spending and derived value. For more information, visit www.alinean.com or call 407.382.0005.

About IT Business Edge

IT Business Edge is a "technology intelligence agent" that updates subscribers on developments related to their most critical IT priorities. Via its Web site (ITBusinessEdge.com) and weekly email reports, IT Business Edge delivers news, research and analysis aggregated from more than 2,400 technology publishers, vendors, analysts and associations. IT Business Edge is published by NarrowCast Group, LLC, a privately held online media company that targets high level business technology decision makers. The company offers IT vendors varied opportunities to access this coveted audience through high impact advertising and lead generation programs.

Through an array of partnerships with other publishers, NarrowCast Group also markets select books, training products and software tools directly to its subscribers, creating a diverse revenue model while meeting the comprehensive information needs of its customers. Visit the IT Business Edge service at www.itbusinessedge.com/.

Source: Alinean, Inc.

CONTACT:
Judy Robinet VP
Marketing of Alinean, Inc.
+1-407-382-0005 x302
jrobinet@alinean.com

Web site:
http://www.alinean.com/

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