SOURCE: Burton Group

May 19, 2008 12:46 ET

Burton Group Launches IT Research Solution to Reflect Today's Changing IT Organization

Analyst Firm Launches Burton Group IT1, a Comprehensive Suite of Resources to Help IT Organizations Make Smarter IT Architecture Decisions

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Burton Group, a research and consulting firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise technologies, today announced Burton Group IT1, a comprehensive suite of decision support and planning tools designed to help executives and technologists at Global 2000 organizations make smarter IT architecture decisions.

Burton Group IT1 offers a complete spectrum of research and advisory tools via a simple licensing model which includes company-wide access to all of the firm's research coverage areas. Burton Group IT1 is unique compared to traditional analyst firm pricing models that limit access by selling individual seat licenses.

In addition to its unique license model, Burton Group IT1 includes new research coverage of Data Management and Enterprise Architecture as well as tools to help clients effectively leverage these resources with a Research Assistant Program, and the Executive Advisory Program. Burton Group IT1 includes:

Research Reports: in-depth, vendor-neutral research about 40 plus technology topics within these primary coverage areas:

* Application Platform Strategies

* Collaboration and Content Strategies

* Data Center Strategies

* Data Management Strategies

* Identity and Privacy Strategies

* Network and Telecom Strategies

* Security and Risk Management Strategies

Enterprise Architecture (EA): New and exclusive to IT1, EA Applies planning, optimization and design disciplines to achieve business outcomes. EA helps IT organizations:

* Unify governance across IT

* Improve the collective understanding of the business model, processes, information and services that implement core business capabilities

* Capture and communicate aspects of enterprise design

* Implement architecture disciplines to forge consistency, change behaviors and improve results

Executive Advisory Program (EAP): Provides the executive the information and tools to help effectively manage and lead the enterprise IT organization. EAP also provides information and tools to help the technologist become more business-aware.

Research Assistant Program: New and exclusive to IT1 is a dedicated research assistant that helps clients quickly access and leverage Burton Group IT1 resources throughout an IT initiatives lifecycle.

Analyst Dialogues: Unlimited access to Burton Group experts to discuss specific IT initiatives.

Catalyst Conference: Admission to Burton Group's annual industry-shaping conference.

Reference Architecture: A decision-making framework based on Burton Group's in-depth research and real-world experience from global enterprise consulting engagements.

TeleBriefings: Current analysis via telephone including panel discussions, end-user interviews, and live demonstrations.

Methodologies and Best Practices: Documents with useful techniques, and case studies developed from hundreds of consulting engagements.

"Today's IT problems don't confine themselves to neat categories," says Jamie Lewis, Burton Group CEO and research chair. "As business becomes more virtual, IT problems span disciplines. So we're integrating our coverage areas, providing better tools for finding research, and announcing a packaging and pricing model that reflects the realities our clients face on a daily basis."

More information about Burton Group IT1 can be accessed via the following resources:

* Podcast featuring Jamie Lewis, CEO and research chair, on Burton Group IT1

* Podcast featuring Mike Rollings, senior analyst, on why an effective Enterprise Architecture discipline is needed to achieve business goals.

* Burton Group IT1 coverage of over 40 enterprise technology topics

* Blog featuring Data Management Strategies coverage

About Burton Group

Burton Group ( helps technologists make smart enterprise architecture decisions in increasingly complex environments. Burton Group's research and advisory services focus on in-depth analysis of technologies related to security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, collaboration, content management, networks and telecom, the data center, enterprise architecture, and data management.

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