SOURCE: Burton Group

April 21, 2008 12:17 ET

Burton Group Refocuses Its Consulting Services to Reflect Today's Changing IT Organization

Analyst Firm's Consulting Practice to Provide Rapid Time-to-Value Strategic IT Project Planning in Order to Meet Current Economic Times

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Burton Group, a research and consulting firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise technologies, announces five new consulting practice areas to address the knowledge and understanding needed for today's rapidly changing technologies, governance policies and roles within Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprise IT organizations. These are:

--  Application Development and Cost Control
--  Infrastructure and Operations Architecture and Sourcing (IOAS)
--  Identity and Security
--  Secure and Available Networks
--  Workforce Location and Communication Strategies

Burton Group's established consulting practice conducts hundreds of engagements per year. From these engagements, Burton Group continually revises and develops new methodologies and best practices to enhance and optimize technology strategy and architecture that reflects the most current and important issues faced by IT organizations.

"Given the stress of our current economic reality, it is crucial that IT organizations practice due diligence to plan dependencies, implications and constraints directly linking business strategies to IT actions, and Burton Group Consulting Services is their friend and ally in that effort," says Stu Selip, Vice President of Burton Group Consulting Services.

Burton Group's strategic consulting is exclusively for enterprise IT organizations that must rapidly identify critical dependencies for new architecture and infrastructure improvements. Its team of seasoned enterprise-focused consultants combined with its renowned roster of highly specialized analysts helps IT organizations quickly gather information, solve problems and achieve organizational consensus needed to successfully drive large-scale IT initiatives.

"By utilizing real-world knowledge derived from hundreds of consulting engagements as well as research and analysis performed by Burton Group's analysts, our Consulting Services organization draws on a deep and broad community of wisdom and brings fresh eyes and expert hands to help IT organizations strategize complex projects," says Selip.

A podcast by Doug Simmons, Doug Moench and Cathy Hood demonstrates Burton Group's consulting expertise on the topic of unified access and can be accessed here: More information about Burton Group's new consulting practice areas can be found at

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, and the data center.

Contact Information

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    Amie Johnson
    Burton Group PR Manager