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August 20, 2009 12:00 ET

Free Agilysys eBook Examines How Identity Management Can Be Enhanced Through Virtualization and Synchronization

Latest Chapter Available for Download at

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, announced the availability of the third chapter in an eBook from Agilysys which examines how virtualization is quickly becoming a standard in the Data Center as a tool to redesign computer infrastructures and eliminate inefficient systems.

The eBook is titled "The Value of Virtualization: Making the Case for Your Enterprise." The third chapter, "Identity Simplification and Consolidation through Virtualization and Synchronization," has just been posted for free download at Visitors can also download any previous chapters they may have missed.

In this chapter, Agilysys examines the way businesses share a great deal of information with employees, partners and customers -- a fact which raises issues of security, data integrity and compliance risks. Unfortunately, for many companies identity data is stored in multiple applications, databases and directories, making it inflexible, unreliable and too complex.

The solution may lie in virtualization. Virtual directories, like the virtualization techniques being used to abstract and consolidate servers, storage and other parts of the IT infrastructure, can address many of the challenges in current identity and access management (IAM) data stores. Identity information from multiple sources can be combined and structured as needed, providing the flexible views each application or user requires.

This is the third of four eBook chapters, each one addressing various issues and opportunities associated with IT virtualization. Past chapters have discussed where companies fall on the virtualization-adoption continuum and how virtualization can benefit many facets of the enterprise. The final chapter will take an in-depth look at whether desktop virtualization can reduce time and costs. Current chapters are available at The final chapter will also be posted on the site once it has been released.

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology -- including hardware, software and services -- to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit

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