August 08, 2005 08:00 ET

National Institutes of Health Wins 2005 Technology ROI Award With NetPro Solutions

DirectoryAnalyzer, DirectoryTroubleshooter, DirectoryLockdown Net 492% Payback in Three Months for Nucleus Research, "CIO Decisions" Honor

Phoenix, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded a prestigious Technology ROI Award for their implementation of NetPro's solutions by Nucleus Research and CIO Decisions magazine. The award was presented yesterday at the CIO Decisions Conference in Pebble Beach, California.

In a comprehensive analysis, NIH's implementation of NetPro's DirectoryAnalyzer, DirectoryTroubleshooter and DirectoryLockdown solutions led to a 492% Return On Investment (ROI) with a three-month payback, for a total three-year return of more than $2 million. To read the complete case study, visit

Now in its third year, The Technology ROI Awards honor end-user companies whose deployments of specific IT systems have achieved positive bottom-line financial and business results. Nucleus Research, CIO Decisions and an independent panel of CIO judges selected the top 10 company projects that delivered the greatest ROI in the past year.

"The analysis showed the deployment of NetPro's solutions resulted in major improvements in directory performance throughout NIH," said Rebecca Wetteman, Vice President of Nucleus Research. "The NIH project illustrates how a strategic investment in an IT technology as vital as directory management can quickly yield positive, quantitative results."

"Cost savings, and more importantly, avoiding additional expenses, were key driving factors for our choice of NetPro's solutions," said Valerie Wampler, Network Administrator with NIH. "Also, we've been able to improve efficiency across our 27 sites, positively impacting our employees and thousands of researchers worldwide who depend on us for 24x7 access to their applications and services."

Winners were selected based on the overall return on investment of their deployments. Using project-related cost and benefit numbers over a three-year period, Nucleus Research used its standard methodology to verify those costs and benefits, and each finalist participated in an in-depth analysis, including interviews with key project teams.

In addition to being honored with an award on stage at the CIO Decisions Conference, the Technology ROI Award winners will also be officially announced in the August issue of CIO Decisions magazine and recognized on the conference website, on the awards website (, in a conference press release, in a special supplement related to the awards program.

About NIH

NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world. For more information, visit:

About Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research is an independent global research and advisory firm that provides CFOs, CIOs and their staffs with the financial and technology expertise they need to evaluate and manage their information technology investments the same way they evaluate and manage other capital investments. Nucleus Research is the first firm of its kind to blend financial analysis with comprehensive technology expertise to deliver 100% impartial return-on-investment (ROI) data and financial analysis services to organizations worldwide. Nucleus analysts use an uncompromising set of processes and tools to evaluate the financial return on IT assets throughout a technology's life cycle, from selection and deployment to upgrade and retirement. Nucleus Research is the only technology research firm that is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to provide ROI training to Certified Public Accountants. Nucleus Research's ROI assessment methodology can be applied to virtually any technology investment. For more information visit:

About CIO Decisions

CIO Decisions' mission is to serve the information needs of CIOs and senior IT executives in midmarket enterprises -- those with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion -- as they strive to align their IT and business strategies. Our articles, case studies, research and opinion columns focus on managing technology for business advantage. We also provide regular coverage of vertical industries and vendor management issues. For more information, visit:

About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We incorporate decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the health, security and control of their Active Directory, DNS, MIIS, and eDirectory environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to increase access availability, stability and performance, prevent costly disruptions, improve security and policy compliance, and enhance management productivity and efficiencies. We exceed expectations in the quality and depth of our solutions and deliver exceptional customer support and ROI every time. NetPro is a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, and our customer list features such respected organizations as Bank One, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at or call 602.346.3600.

Editors Note: NetPro names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of NetPro. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Active Directory is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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