SOURCE: Symphion


November 23, 2009 11:55 ET

Highway Technologies Taps Symphion for Managed CMDB Solution

Highway Technologies Brings Control to Squeezed IT Resources Utilizing Innovative Managed Solution for Asset and Configuration Management

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) -

--  Symphion, Inc., the only CMDB provider offering a managed CMDB
    solution, today announced that Highway Technologies, Inc. chose Symphion's
    innovative Managed CMDB Solution to better control their configuration and
    asset management needs.
--  The company chose Symphion's solution based upon speed of
    implementation, software performance, breadth and depth of reporting
    capability, low price, and the extreme efficiencies that inherently come
    with a fully managed service.


--  Symphion had their managed solution implemented and operational within
    three business days -- setting a new industry standard.  Implementations
    for 4,000 plus assets have a fixed fee of only $30,000.  Having a fixed fee
    implementation policy eliminated the common issue of hidden costs that
    typically plagues CMDB implementations.
--  The Managed CMDB Solutions team was immediately able to determine all
    assets on the network, including detail such as forensic information,
    product serial numbers, user account information, audit details, virtual
    machines, voltage of processors and sensor status).
--  Highway Technologies has 45 locations, but only two internal IT staff
    members, and few field resources with any IT expertise.  Symphion's CMDB
    solution was able to assist the Highway Technologies IT staff with
    gathering information on software license usage for a difficult software
    compliance audit.  In addition, the company was able to immediately
    determine exactly what every location was doing with their IT assets and if
    the assets were being utilized according to policy.
--  Symphion's Managed CMDB Solutions team ran monthly reports for Highway
    Technologies and brought anomalies to the attention of the IT staff,
    enabling them to focus on more strategic operations.  Early reports
    assisted with fair market value on existing hardware leases, non-policy
    downloads, server audits for administration rights and other regulatory
    issues that would have been very time consuming and cost inefficient if
    done internally.
--  The low price of monthly CMDB management by Symphion's team fit
    perfectly within Highway Technologies' new budget parameters and gave
    Highway Technologies more time to focus on internal IT strategy.  Monthly
    pricing for management of 4,000 plus assets is only $1,000 -- the lowest
    price for a fully managed service available today.


--  "Before Symphion's managed solution, we were stuck in a reactive loop
    unable to logistically manage the IT resources in all our remote offices.
    Since Symphion's team began performing our asset and configuration
    management, we are now able to be highly proactive in all levels of IT
    management and have gotten visibility to and gained control of our IT
    resources which are spread across 45 locations." -- Scott Rehner, VP of
    Information Technology for Highway Technologies, Inc.
--  "The business pains around IT asset and configuration management have
    changed in the new environment and therefore new thinking is needed.
    Enterprises no longer have the IT budget to run CMDB activity internally,
    by either traditional model or SaaS, making the evolution to a managed
    model only logical." -- Jim LaRoe, CEO of Symphion


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About Symphion

Since 1999, Symphion has been a leader in the enterprise technology field, designing and delivering enterprise architecture, enterprise application integration solutions, and implementing other companies' EAI software. Symphion first operated as an end-to-end enterprise architecture provider, and later as an applications integration solutions provider for companies such as, Liberty Mutual, TXU, CenterPoint Energy and Catholic Health. Symphion also served as an enterprise integration partner for major integrators such as Accenture and CSC. As a result of this success, Symphion recognized an opportunity to develop more robust enterprise IT management software. For more information visit

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