SOURCE: Windward Consulting Group

October 23, 2007 09:01 ET

Windward Awarded Contract for Department of Interior IT Service Management Maturity Assessment

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - Windward, the premier operations management solutions firm, announced that the US Department of Interior (DOI) awarded Windward a contract for performing an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) maturity assessment for its Bureau of Reclamation. Supporting DOI's IT Strategic Plan, the Bureau seeks to provide world-class enterprise operations based on the industry standard IT Infrastructure Library, or ITIL. The Bureau solicited proposals from leading firms in industry to develop a structured ITSM approach as well as a roadmap and implementation plan.

In its proposal, Windward clearly demonstrated to DOI its broad qualifications and experience in ITIL, its experience in providing best of breed IT operations management solutions and its leadership in ISO 20000 compliance consulting. In the end, the Bureau selected Windward due to the combination of past experience, knowledge of the latest ITIL v3 best practices, knowledge of mixed technology environments and overall value.

"Windward has performed many major IT operations assessments and implementations across the federal government," explained Windward's Mike Proper, vice president of federal solutions. "This award recognizes Windward's value as a strategic advisor to both federal and commercial clients in the area of IT service management."

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Windward provides strategic management consulting and systems integration services to organizations that rely on their network and systems infrastructure as a key business asset. Windward develops strategies and builds dynamic solutions that continually increase clients' return on investment, increase efficiencies and overall reliability, and reduce operational costs. Windward works with a customer base consisting of financial services companies, service providers, and government agencies. For more information on Windward, please visit or email

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