Feb 12, 2014

Aspera Named Innovator in Leading Analyst Firm's Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management Enterprise Report

Innovators "have demonstrated innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market."

Boston, MA - February 12, 2014 - Aspera Technologies Inc., the award-winning pioneer in providing enterprise-class Strategic License Management solutions, today announced it received an "Innovator" rating in the Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape for "IT Asset Management Enterprise" based on the evaluation of its Aspera SmartTrack solution. Innovators "have demonstrated innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market. There are benefits to specialization. Some vendors don't offer as broad a feature set but perform exceptionally well at specific tasks."

Aspera was evaluated against the following criteria: Overall Viability, Company Strategy, Reach, and Channel as well as Product Features, Usability Affordability and Architecture.

The Vendor Landscape notes, "ITAM is more than taking an inventory. Many organizations do the minimum for asset management and benefit from automation. Automating the inventory process provides a depth of information that is unparalleled through manual processes. Analytical functions can recover costs from underused licenses and entitlements, and save organizations from a disruptive audit. The benefits of asset management--up to 30% savings and high compliance--are nearly impossible to reach if tools are not in place to understand software usage and installation data."

"Software licenses represent a significant risk for enterprises and IT has the challenge of equipping the business with solutions that not only enable cost-effective license management but also ensure deep data collection and compliance," said Christof Beaupoil, Co-Founder and President, Aspera Technologies Inc. "We are honored that Info-Tech recognizes Aspera. We are one of the few providers to address the growing need for server license management with a solution that provides enterprise-quality features designed to tackle complex and expensive licensing scenarios in the data center while also enabling compliance with license contract terms and conditions."

Aspera SmartTrack is used by the world's leading corporations and government agencies to ensure anytime, anywhere access to information about license compliance and software usage, while ensuring optimized utilization of the license entitlements. Robust features allow users to manage all licenses and metrics, distribute and transfer licenses and answer all questions regarding a license's origin, organizational assignment and maintenance status. Extension modules to SmartTrack ensure process integration, financial and software budget management, strategic planning for data center architecture and prevention of compliance audits.

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