SOURCE: TuringSMI

August 18, 2008 08:00 ET

TuringSMI Appoints Daryle Burt as Director of Strategic Business Unit for Business Service Management

FAREHAM, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Turing SMI Group Ltd., a certified global leader in Business Service Management (BSM) solutions, has announced today the appointment of Daryle Burt as director of TuringSMI's Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for Business Service Management (BSM). Burt will be responsible for working closely with the Strategic Business Unit for BSM and will directly manage and oversee all of TuringSMI's top BSM accounts. By providing strategic, commercial and operational insight, Burt's expertise will help further develop and expand TuringSMI's BSM presence through staff recruitment, training and acquisition.

"We are delighted to bring Burt on board, as he will be a vital addition to our management team," said Phil Brooks, CEO of TuringSMI. "His experience and relationships in the sector are second to none. In the coming months Burt will play an instrumental role by helping us strengthen and execute our sales strategy for our Strategic Business Unit and BSM customers worldwide. I feel confident that Burt's vision will play a fundamental role in driving TuringSMI's BSM sales and strengthening our presence in the global IT management software market."

Burt is a veteran of the BSM market sector and brings over 14 years of experience in strategic sales to TuringSMI. Burt has previously held sales management positions at BMC, where he developed and maintained a global sales program for customers in the mid-west and Canada. Prior to joining BMC, Burt held a senior sales position at Quality Assured Label, Inc., where he managed sales in excess of $30 million, including global accounts such as the Gillette, Unilever and Procter & Gamble.

Burt will work closely with Rob Chippendale, TuringSMI's worldwide sales and marketing director in charge of the global sales team. With support from TuringSMI's Strategic Business Unit, both Burt and Chippendale will work to develop new markets and strategic clients for TuringSMI's BSM, Telecoms, Managed Services and Capital Markets products and services.

"I'm looking forward to helping TuringSMI from a strategic and customer support level. There's a lot of room for opportunity here, as the BSM market and TuringSMI's potential for growth are both thriving," said Burt. "The company has a notorious reputation for delivering the finest and latest BSM offerings to its customers. And with the recent acquisitions of EMS and generationE, I'm confident we will continue to become a more prominent and distinguished player in North America and globally."

BSM is a key part of the global IT management software market, one that Forrester Research sized at over $15 billion in 2007.*


*figures from OSS Observer and Enterprise Management Associates Inc.

About Turing SMI Group

Headquartered in Fareham, UK, Turing SMI Group is an ISO9001: 2000 certified global leader in Business Service Management (BSM) solutions. The company also provides specific vertical market Service Management solutions to the Telecommunications and Capital Markets industries.

TuringSMI has been a BMC Remedy partner since the early nineties providing a range of professional and support services based on BMC Remedy software. TuringSMI has since undertaken some of the largest deployments of BMC Software implementations in the world. Additional information about TuringSMI can be found at http://www.turingsmi.com

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