SOURCE: Blazent

March 06, 2006 09:34 ET

Blazent Appoints Ed Forker to Lead Worldwide Sales Team

Former EMC Executive to Drive Enterprise Software Company's Sales Strategy

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- Blazent, the leader in IT business intelligence (BI), today announced Ed Forker as their new Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Forker will lead the expansion and execution of Blazent's global sales strategy, including channel development and segment penetration.

"Ed joins Blazent with a fantastic track record of growing global sales organizations in the enterprise space," says Gary Oliver, Blazent's President and CEO. "Combined with his deep understanding of the business of IT and Blazent's proven success, we are confident that Ed will accelerate Blazent's further penetration in the Fortune 500 and IT service provider markets."

"Blazent is at that exciting stage where its products are leading in both innovation and maturity, and they have continually proven the impact Blazent can have to a company's bottom line," says Ed Forker. "Large-scale organizations with massive collections of IT data spread across the organization can use Blazent to quickly integrate, cleanse, and consolidate that data into a single point of visibility for richer business analysis, cost take-out, and strategic alignment of IT resources with the business."

About Ed Forker

Ed Forker joins Blazent from EMC, as the senior vice president of worldwide sales for the SMARTS division, which sold and supported over 300 Fortune 500 enterprise and service provider customers. In four years, he grew SMARTS revenue from $15 million to $71 million, achieving 16 consecutive profitable quarters. Prior to SMARTS, he held executive leadership positions at Metromedia Fiber Network, Lucent Technologies, Cidco, BayNetworks, Digital Equipment Corporation, Citibank and AT&T.

About Blazent, Inc.

Global 2000 organizations challenged with unifying and analyzing their distributed IT management data turn to Blazent, the pioneer in business intelligence for IT. Blazent integrates and maps data from IT and business management sources (including asset inventories, CMDBs, network discoveries, help desks, HR and ERP systems, etc.) to form a certified, business-driven data warehouse. To speed decision-making towards financial, operational, and strategic goals, Blazent adds proven analytics focused on IT asset optimization, vendor contract management, and developing value-focused operating models such as chargeback systems. Additional information is available online at or by calling 650.286.5500.

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