SOURCE: Ajilitee


March 29, 2011 07:03 ET

Ajilitee Client Base Swells in First Year

Momentum Reflects IT Priorities of Information Management, Cloud Computing

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - Ajilitee, a provider of business intelligence, information management, agile analytics and cloud enablement services and solutions, announced today that it has expanded its client roster to 11 organizations since its spring 2010 founding. 

Ajilitee's enterprise and midmarket clients include leading healthcare payers in California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont; a national property and casualty insurance leader; and a variety of IT solution providers and not-for-profits. 

"Ajilitee uniquely blends expertise in big-data and analytics as well as cloud environments to help clients competitively innovate," said Terrence Ryan, Ajilitee CEO. "Our consultants are known for their talent, and our team continues to grow to meet client demand. By empowering companies to make smarter, more effective use of their information while taking advantage of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT becomes a strategic driver of critical business imperatives such as improved growth, better operations, and greater agility."

Ajilitee's business and IT services span strategy and planning, architecture and design, implementation, maintenance and support, and managed services -- the latter growing in prevalence as more companies seek to outsource their data services or analytics in a scalable, flexible and cost-effective model.

HealthNow, the leading healthcare payer in western New York, tapped Ajilitee to create strategic plans for improved business intelligence and analytics for enhanced customer service. 

"Ajilitee's recommendations considered numerous aspects of our business, including user adoption barriers, change management, health reform requirements, organizational readiness, data availability, and analytics capability," said Jared Gross, Vice President, Healthcare Economics for HealthNow. "We're pleased how quickly Ajilitee grasped our long-term vision to develop a roadmap to support the business need. They are now helping to implement their recommendations so we can evolve our BI to better serve our member community." 

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a full-service health benefits company serving members throughout New England with a network of over 135 hospitals and 28,000 doctors and clinicians, hired Ajilitee to help initiate a cloud computing strategy and business case through its five-day Cloud Opportunity Map engagement. 

"As our data continues to grow in size and complexity, we realized that our systems and processes need to evolve. In a very short timeframe, Ajilitee analyzed the potential impact of cloud computing to our organization from a multitude of key dimensions," said Ralph Miller, Director of Corporate Information Management from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. "As a result, we've decided to move forward with SaaS-based analytics and collaboration, which will enable rapid deployment, scalability, and ease of use for our analysts and researchers."

Ajilitee has seen particularly strong interest in enterprise-level data governance and master data management initiatives that improve data quality, and in Managed Analytic custom solutions hosted in the cloud. 

"We're on the cusp of the democratization of analytics -- the enablement of large-scale, corporate-wide analytics embedded into business process. Ajilitee is helping companies get their data right before moving it into the hands of more users," said Ryan. "As cloud adoption becomes more widespread, analytics will assume an even more important role in understanding what's happening in the business. Ajilitee is poised to fill this gap." 

About Ajilitee
Ajilitee is a consulting and services firm that specializes in business intelligence, information management, agile analytics, and cloud enablement. Our award-winning information experts create agile IT environments for enhanced business performance using cloud-based methods, technologies and architectures for faster time-to-benefit with less risk and cost. For companies with strategic information needs, we advise, build, and run programs that quickly and cost-efficiently drive immediate and measurable outcomes. Ajilitee is a division of LaunchPoint, a provider of enterprise-class information-centric services and solutions. Learn more about us at

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