SOURCE: Klir Technologies

September 25, 2006 09:10 ET

Klir Technologies New Service Brings Web 2.0 Community Expertise to IT Management -- Along With a Free Entry-Level Version

Klir's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform Facilitates Community Best Practices and Delivers Targeted Content Into Its Analytics Application to Improve Business Processes

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 25, 2006 -- Klir Technologies announced today the release of Klir Analytics 3.0 Beta, the next generation of IT management delivered through a SaaS business model. Building on its underlying IT analytics solution for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on IT performance and utilization, Klir is delivering an entirely new consumer type experience to their business application with a new user-interface, Web 2.0 collaboration, best-practices community and industry content delivered directly into the application. These updates will deliver a faster and smarter IT management platform to all users. Combined with a free entry-level version (available at www.klir.com/free), the service promises to change the economics of the marketplace, particularly for underserved small-to-midsized businesses.

"In the network management category, the obstacles to uptake among smaller and middle-market customers have been cost, complexity of deployment, subject matter expertise, and ongoing maintenance and support," said George Hamilton of the Yankee Group. "Klir is leveraging its SaaS and Web 2.0 expertise to address these issues, providing community best practices, support, and instant deployment at little to no cost."

With these new Web 2.0 community and collaboration capabilities, IT professionals are empowered to publish, share and selectively apply the expertise of the user base to their IT systems. Smaller IT departments can now leverage the depth of resources and experience offered by vendors, service providers and IT professionals from other companies.

"IT professionals are smart people who readily offer their expertise and feedback to colleagues," said James Maiocco, CEO of Klir. "With the release of Klir Analytics 3.0, we have pioneered a Web 2.0 platform that expands their universe, allowing IT professionals to instantly apply community-posted dashboards, reports and alerts to their IT environment, then customize as they see fit. Working smarter just got a whole lot easier."

Drawing upon the technologies employed in consumer applications like Google, Flickr, Wikipedia and NetFlix, Klir has employed tags, user ratings, commenting and Asynchronous JavaScript (AJAX), to provide a personalized and intuitive point-and-click IT management solution. This includes customizable data feeds, where users can "Add Content" from industry, trade, and vendor sites that offer relevant, targeted content to improve IT business processes.

Klir solutions are utilized to better manage applications, bandwidth, networks, and servers. Klir delivers a rapidly deployable, cost-effective system that enables companies to optimize IT resources. The free entry-level version of Klir Analytics 3.0 is available directly from the company's Web site (www.klir.com/free).

Key updates included in the Klir Analytics 3.0 beta are:

--  A new 100% AJAX dashboard interface with drag-and-drop customization
--  A user community for publishing, sharing and exchanging best practice
    dashboards, reports and alerts
--  Data feeds delivering targeted web content from industry, trade and
    vendor sites to improve business processes
--  A free entry level product for up to 25 devices and 100 interfaces
    

Pricing and availability

Klir Analytics 3.0 is available immediately from the Klir Technologies web site and through authorized distributors, including GE Access Distribution and Extreme Networks. Klir Analytics is free for download, use and management for up to 25 devices. Prices for the Enterprise version start at approximately $10 per device per month, and scale down with volume discounts. Contracts are month-to-month and do not require any long-term commitment. Average installation is less than 30 minutes.

About Klir Technologies Inc.

Klir Technologies offers a hosted solution for monitoring, analyzing and reporting on applications, bandwidth, networks and infrastructure. The SaaS delivery model ensures a rapidly deployable, cost-effective solution that provides enterprise-class reliability, security and functionality. By delivering community insight into performance and utilization across the enterprise, Klir Analytics empowers companies to optimize their IT infrastructure. Klir is a privately held, Seattle-based company founded in 2000. The company's mission is to be the world leader in SaaS-based IT analytics by providing community insight and information to predict the unexpected.

For more information about Klir, visit www.klir.com

Contact Information

  • Klir Technologies Contact:
    Scot French
    T 206-902-2025
    C 206-579-9038
    Email Contact