Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

News Feed Item

MKS Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in the Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms Magic Quadrant

MKS Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in the Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms Magic Quadrant

WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/28/08 -- MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX: MKX) announced today that it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant in Gartner's first ever "Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) for Distributed Platforms" report(i). The Gartner report evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Gartner defines the Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) tools as "products and suites of products that support the structured approval, assignment, monitoring, execution, and reporting of changes to software products for teams and for 'teams of teams'."

Gartner estimates that the market revenue growth for SCCM has occurred at an average of 10% to 13% annually during the past several years. Based on "the escalation of needs to achieve faster, along with more-successful deployment of changes to software," Gartner states that it will "make it likely that this sector will continue to grow at a rate of 10% annually during the next five years." Gartner further states that "the planning, measurement, control and reporting aspects of SCCM tools are central to the capabilities needed for broader application lifecycle management (ALM)."

"In my opinion, MKS's position in the leaders quadrant in this inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for software change and configuration management is a significant validation of our vision for this market and of MKS's reputation for technology excellence," said Philip C. Deck, Chairman and CEO of MKS Inc. "I believe our position is testament to our ability to execute, our growing market presence and our demonstrated ability to drive customer success."

(i) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008." James Duggan, Daniel Stang; January 23, 2008.

About MKS

MKS is a globally recognized leader of software application management, harmonizing the disciplines of application lifecycle management and application service management to aid Global companies in achieving higher levels of productivity, process standardization and rapid innovation. For more information about MKS, visit our Web site at www.mks.com.

About MKS Integrity

MKS Integrity is an enterprise software platform that coordinates and manages software application activities and configuration items through the establishment of a unified application data framework to deliver productivity, visibility and compliance. MKS Integrity's unified approach provides IT and software engineering organizations with end to end coverage across the application development lifecycle with capabilities including requirements management, software configuration management (SCM), software change management, build management and test management, through to deployment and release management, and IT portfolio management. MKS Integrity facilitates software applications management within large organizations that have a need for enterprise class scalability, multi-platform capability, support for multiple geographic locations, traceability, audit ability and granular access control and security. By spanning all aspects of the application the development lifecycle, MKS supports critical business transformations including SOA, application rationalization and IT outsourcing.

MKS Integrity's unique single architecture approach to ALM delivers uncompromised visibility, flexibility and scalability across software projects, platforms (Windows, UNIX, System i and Mainframe), custom and packaged applications (SAP and Oracle/PeopleSoft), and supports diverse teams and locations. MKS Integrity can manage any IT workflow or software process, and supports process frameworks such as ITIL, CMMI and CobiT enabling global development organizations to better meet IT governance and compliance goals, achieve high levels of software process maturity, measure project performance with real-time software metrics and make substantial productivity gains for an overall low total cost of ownership.

About Gartner's Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.'s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the "Leaders" quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise's requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

Copyright © 2008 MKS Inc. MKS 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.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Although the Company believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contacts:
US and Canada Media Contact:
MKS Inc.
Ellyn Winters-Robinson, VP Marketing
(519) 883-4346
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mks.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires on August 31, 2018 Conference Registration Link ▸ HERE. Pick from all 200 sessions in all 10 tracks, plus 22 Keynotes & General Sessions! Lunch is served two days. EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2018. Ticket prices: ($1,295-Aug 31) ($1,495-Oct 31) ($1,995-Nov 12) ($2,500-Walk-in)
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...