MKS Inc.

MKS Inc.

September 17, 2007 15:00 ET

MKS ITIL Expert to Address Delegates at itSMF USA Conference-Charlotte, NC

"Why Don't Developers Wear Pagers Too?"

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX) invites those attending the itSMF USA Fusion 07 Conference at the Charlotte Convention Centre September 17 - 18 to stop by its booth (#834) to learn how its enterprise Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution provides Global 1000 organizations with greater visibility over geographically distributed software development activities, enhanced development productivity and improved IT controls for regulatory compliance across zSeries, iSeries and distributed platforms. See what makes MKS Integrity 2007 stand out.

Dan Boutin, Strategic Solutions Manager, MKS, will discuss the relationship between ALM and process frameworks like ITIL, CMMI, CoBIT and ISO in his presentation to attendees, Tuesday, September 18th at 3:30 PM in Room 213D. Mr. Boutin will explore how to effectively integrate these frameworks (taking a specific look at ITIL V3) with application development, QA/Test and Operations, into an effective software factory.

"The service desk provides the primary window for customer and user contact with the service organization on a day-to-day basis. Though not a process itself according to ITIL (it is a function), the service desk may be responsible for a number of discrete functions within the support organization," says Boutin. "By extending the Service Desk with MKS Integrity, a unified application lifecycle management platform with powerful process and workflow ability, traceability will not only include configuration items (CIs) in production, but will also provide the capability to link to all application development artifacts to be able to perform end-to-end impact analysis, including the scope of the resolution of the problem under analysis."

To view the MKS whitepaper "Extending the Service Desk with Application Lifecycle Management," please visit:

About MKS

MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management solutions for the global 1000. MKS's flagship ALM solution, MKS Integrity, is the most highly integrated ALM platform in the industry today, spanning all aspects of the software development lifecycle and supporting critical business transformations including SOA, application rationalization and outsourcing. MKS Integrity's single architecture drives high levels of user productivity, facilitates rapid deployment and process standardization while delivering a complete view of application development activity through real time metrics, trends and reporting. MKS Integrity also provides essential support for IT operations through software deployment and issue management. Founded in 1984, MKS serves more than 10,000 customers in countries across the world. Whether through deployment of MKS's solution strategically on an enterprise scale, or by leveraging individual components to solve project-level challenges, our customers can use MKS's software to enable higher levels of process maturity, better manage global development activity and safeguard their most critical business applications and software assets. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS also provides UNIX-Windows co-existence and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market, while enabling enhanced performance. More information about MKS can be found at or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom) and 1-519-884-2251 (Rest of World).

Copyright (c) 2007 MKS Inc. and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • US and Canada Media Contact:
    MKS Inc.
    Ellyn Winters-Robinson, VP Marketing
    (519) 883-4346