Trends Report

Allen Systems Group: A Potentially Disruptive Force In Business Service Management

SWOT Analysis: Allen Systems Group (ASG), Q3 2007

October 12th, 2007
With contributors:
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D. , Reedwan Iqbal

Summary

Although Allen Systems Group (ASG) is very much present on all IT fronts, with a portfolio of about 250 different management solutions and about 8,500 clients worldwide, it remains one of IT's best-kept secrets. The introduction of Business Service Platform, a business service management (BSM) solution featuring its MetaCMDB, and the UMA integration bus has the potential to totally change the way IT thinks about ASG. It is a clear, logical, and easy-to-implement technology that should appeal to many enterprises. But to succeed against its main competitors in the BSM market, ASG has to transition from best-kept secret to most-visible IT management software challenger.

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