SOURCE: Magenic Technologies

October 15, 2007 10:12 ET

Magenic Inks Strategic Partnership With Michael Hugos and the Center for Systems Innovation to Help Chief Operations Officers Drive Competitive Advantage Through Innovation

"The 30-Day Blitz™" Agile Business System Development Process to Accelerate ROI for Magenic Clients

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Magenic Technologies, Inc. (Magenic), a Microsoft technology consulting firm that provides services spanning the entire lifecycle of software applications, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Michael Hugos and the Center for Systems Innovation. The strategic partnership calls for Magenic to provide software development services to the Center's strategic supply chain and business operations consultancy. The partnership also allows Magenic to offer the Center's Agile System Development Process known as "The 30-Day Blitz" to its clients. This new strategic consulting service complements Magenic's complete application lifecycle portfolio.

Magenic CEO Greg Frankenfield commented on the company's enhanced ability to respond to the specific needs of chief operations officers who need to drive competitive advantage through innovation. "The 30-Day Blitz helps us accelerate ROI for our clients from months to weeks. Combining the strategic vision of partners like Mr. Hugos with our award-winning delivery capability allows Magenic to deliver a unique competitive advantage that few other IT consulting firms can offer."

Magenic services for managing the software-development lifecycle span application planning, building, support and retirement in addition to evolving applications to meet changing business needs. This approach ensures that clients' Microsoft-based applications are carefully aligned with their strategic and operational needs, as well as being cost-effective and technically sophisticated.

Mike Hugos, principal of the Center for Systems Innovation and an award-winning former CIO, explained how the new partnership complements the Center's efforts. "The people from Magenic always make me look good. They have the high-caliber skills and systems-development experience I need to successfully deliver systems called for in the 30-Day Blitz projects I do with my clients. More and more companies are turning to agile business and IT methods like my 30-Day Blitz to gain competitive advantages, so this alliance is a great combination of our respective strengths. It allows us both to grow our ability to meet the rising demand for agile business and IT services."

About the Center for Systems Innovation

The Center for Systems Innovation is focused on the practice of making bold and resourceful use of people, processes and technology to deliver business agility and competitive success. It shares its expertise in the application of agile techniques to help clients energize their business operations. The Center works with clients to redesign business workflows and the information systems that drive those workflows; iterative improvements are delivered through the use of its agile 30-Day Blitz process.

Mr. Hugos is author of the best-selling book on supply chain management (as reported on for the last four years) "Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition"; he is co-author of "CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology," and his most recent book is "The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line." In the last 12 months, he has worked with companies to successfully apply the 30-Day Blitz to make improvements in supply-chain management, business process outsourcing, and related operations. More information about Michael Hugos and the Center for Systems Innovation is available at:

About Magenic Technologies, Inc.

Magenic Technologies, Inc. (Magenic) is a premier Microsoft-focused software application development firm whose core competency is planning, designing, building and supporting those applications throughout their entire lifecycle -- from concept to retirement. The company's team of expert developers and consultants helps a wide variety of clients -- ranging from ISVs to Fortune 1,000 companies -- develop Microsoft-based applications that meet their technical and business objectives. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Magenic uses its proven Foundation™ methodology and tools -- Magenic Foundation Accelerators™, Magenic Foundation Process™ and Magenic Foundation Automated Build™ -- to ensure project success and provide long-term solutions that adapt to customers' dynamic needs. Magenic is a recognized authority in .NET technology, business intelligence, enterprise architecture, content management, Microsoft Business Solutions application development and distributed systems integration.

Magenic serves clients around the world through its regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. More information about the company and its services is available at:

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