Trends Report

NetIQ's Innovation Targets Diversity And Costs

SWOT Analysis: NetIQ, Q2 2008

June 26th, 2008
With contributors:
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D. , Reedwan Iqbal

Summary

Attachmate's acquisition of NetIQ has revived a company that was once considered too close to Microsoft to succeed in the long run. In fact, the privatization of the company provided the impetus to make it think outside the box and consider how it could actually make a difference in the IT management market. Instead of becoming another "me too" vendor of infrastructure and application management, NetIQ understood that to successfully introduce its management portfolio to enterprises and thus compete with larger vendors and other incumbents, it needed to design a solution that would adapt seamlessly to any enterprise management context while showing a rapid return on investment. IT process automation was the answer, and NetIQ Aegis is the solution that makes NetIQ a true innovator.

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