STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, today announced a strategic alliance with Blazent, a leading provider of IT Intelligence software that enhances visibility into IT infrastructure and services, enabling businesses to reduce costs and optimize operations.
Under the partnership, ISG will incorporate Blazent software into its innovative Governance Services toolkit and Managed Services offering. ISG Managed Services provides a combination of management expertise, processes and tools to help clients reduce value leakage from their outsourcing agreements and third-party contracts.
"Monitoring IT assets and how those assets are being utilized has traditionally been a manual process, and an ineffective one at that," said Claude Marais, Partner, Governance Services, ISG. "By automating and improving that process, Blazent software greatly enhances our ability to help clients manage infrastructure complexity."
Typically, businesses lack a clear understanding of what IT assets they have and what services are being delivered on those assets. This results in increased service management costs and greater security risks.
Blazent's SaaS-based solution automates the validation of the consumption of hardware resource units, enhances operational compliance by verifying backups and anti-virus software, identifies redundant and unused assets, and provides a highly accurate consolidated source of information on hardware assets.
Coupled with the process management and governance expertise of ISG, the technology will enable optimization opportunities by closing process gaps, managing fact-based information and retiring redundant or obsolete systems to lower costs and improve operations.
"We're excited about the value this partnership brings to clients," said Gary Oliver, CEO of Blazent. "By combining the complete visibility that Blazent provides with the domain and process expertise of ISG, they will have a very powerful solution for effective infrastructure governance."
Marais added that Blazent's SaaS platform matches well with the ISG service model. "The cloud-based approach means that software doesn't have to be loaded locally. This creates a potential for long-term relationships across a number of business areas."
About Information Services Group
Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 700 employees and operates in 21 countries. For additional information, visit www.isg-one.com.
Blazent's IT Intelligence solutions uncover hidden opportunities to optimize IT operations, lower costs and reduce risks. By taking data from disparate systems within your current environment and applying built-in best practices and process automation, Blazent's cloud-based solution presents a complete and accurate picture of IT. Leading enterprises and service providers have saved hundreds of millions with Blazent. For more information, please visit www.blazent.com.
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