SOURCE: Burton Group

April 12, 2006 13:16 ET

Burton Group Launches Burton Group Institute

Full- and Half-Day Tutorials to Provide Real-World Education to Enterprise Technologists

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- Burton Group, Inc. today announced the launch of Burton Group Institute, a series of full- and half-day tutorials available at Catalyst Conference North America to be held in San Francisco, June 12-13.

Known for its in-depth research, Burton Group created Burton Group Institute to provide strategic, architecturally-based advice about crucial IT infrastructure issues facing today's enterprise technologists.

Each tutorial will be conducted by a Burton Group analyst or consultant who will incorporate his/her collective experience interacting with Burton Group's clients into the tutorial in order to provide timely, relevant and practical advice.

A sample list of tutorials to be provided at Burton Group Institute are:

SOA Infrastructure: Building a Service Foundation by Research Director Anne Thomas Manes, and Practice Manager and Senior Consultant Chris Haddad. To realize the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture, organizations must develop, deploy, and operate services that are secure, manageable, reliable, and available.

Authentication Systems: Maximizing Benefit, Minimizing Pain by Analyst Mark Diodati and Senior Consultant Doug Moench. Authentication lifecycle management is essential, and organizations must bind adequate identity proofing processes to each stage of the user identity lifecycle to maintain identity assurance.

Developing Enterprise Network Architecture by Practice Manager and Senior Consultant Jack Stackhouse. Leveraging Burton Group's Reference Architecture for Networks, this tutorial will provide a decision-making framework and methodology for technology selection.

Major Networking Trends and Strategic Overview by Research Director Dave Passmore. Optical networking, high-speed Ethernet, and wireless are compelling service providers and enterprises to change the way they architect their networks.

Building SIP-Based Networks by Senior Analyst Irwin Lazar. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is fast becoming the building block for next generation converged communications systems. This tutorial will provide a detailed examination of SIP and supporting protocols such as SDP and SIMPLE.

A complete list of tutorials can be found at

"Given the complex technologies involved in building IT infrastructure, enterprise architects need in-depth tools that help them understand how to use these technologies to meet today's business demands," said Jamie Lewis, Burton Group CEO and Research Chair. "Burton Group Institute provides those tools, giving enterprise technologists advanced, and technically focused tutorials that will enable them to do a better job."

Registration for Burton Group Institute is available now.

About Burton Group

Burton Group ( provides technically in-depth research and advisory services for enterprise organizations. Burton Group's practical and unbiased research and advice helps technologists make smart IT infrastructure decisions in increasingly complex environments.

Burton Group covers directories, security, identity management, application platforms, architecture, and network and telecom infrastructure topics. Burton Group is an unbiased advocate for the user. That commitment is reflected in the fact that more than 80% of Burton Group's clients are enterprise organizations. These companies span key market sectors including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, and communications.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amie G. Johnson
    Burton Group PR Manager
    Email Contact