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Jun 28, 2016

Aspera listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group’s IT Asset Management Vendor Landscape

Boston, MA/USA - June 28, 2016

Aspera, a pioneer in strategic SAM solutions and one of the world’s leading providers in this sector was listed as a Champion in the latest IT Asset Management Vendor Landscape report published by the internationally renowned Info-Tech Research Group. According to Info-Tech, being the highest rating category, champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are the trend setters for the industry. In particular, Aspera has been noted as an Exemplary Performer for managing complex licensing scenarios.

Info-Tech reports that while "license complexity has risen dramatically over the years, including a need to manage hybrid and SaaS environments…contracts have become more complex and software vendors have increased the frequency of audits." Given these industry shifts, the report concludes that "choosing the right tool to manage the complexity of your environment will make all the difference in gaining access to great data."

According to the report that has evaluated 15 solution provider in the ITAM market, SmartTrack, Aspera’s SAM platform provides:

  • “Best-in-class financial management featuring sensitivity to build in variables showing cost saving opportunity but also lost opportunity cost of compliance risks”;
  • a “strong software intelligence library integration with third-party licensing and datacenter analytics”;
  • a “Good GUI for both the end user as well as administrative interface right out of the book with pre-configured connectors” and is
  • “very strong in working with Microsoft licensing but an overall phenomenal platform for license management”.

Aspera is particularly proud to have been noted as an Exemplary Performer for managing complex licensing scenarios. “Licensing in the data center is one of the hardest challenges SAM managers face,” notes Jim Priest, CEO at Aspera. “We are happy to provide mature tool-based support from basic to even the most complex license metrics. And it is very rewarding to see how many of our customers have realized seven digit savings over a short period of using Aspera.”

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

The research performed by the Info-Tech Research Group is designed for IT asset managers and IT executives who need to formalize and significantly improve how they are managing assets. It is supposed to help them identify and document requirements, select a commercial ITAM solution that is the most appropriate for their organization and understand the ITAM solution vendor landscape.

The abridged version of the report can be downloaded from the Aspera website here. A full version can be requested from marketing(at)aspera.com.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has an eighteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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