Evergreen Launches 'Evergreen Strategies' Monthly Research Newsletter to Aid IT Managers in Transforming Complex IT Operations

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Focus on the Business Value of Transforming IT Execution at the Enterprise Level Through Research and Case Studies in Organizational Change, Policy, Process and Technology.

The research and approaches highlighted are based on real-world experiences rather than theory, founded in the challenges being addressed today. It will be well grounded in common sense and based on proven results in organizations facing similar challenges. It is specifically designed to bring measurable value to our clients’ activities, on point with the challenges they face today.

Evergreen, a leading IT technology and process consulting firm, today released “Evergreen Strategies,” a monthly research e-newsletter designed to aid IT Management engaged in transforming complex IT Operations.    

“IT Management is working to align IT with the business, improve compliance, agility, service quality, efficiency and accuracy—while also reducing risk and costs. Much of the challenge lies in IT’s very nature—a structure of technical silos, which naturally conflicts with enterprise level activities.” said Don Casson, President and CEO of Evergreen. While the rising tide of compliance has stressed IT organizations and will continue to do so, for those who are looking deeply it also shines a light on opportunity. By reviewing IT processes and controls, driven at first by Sarbanes Oxley, a significant amount of inefficiency and unnecessary redundancy was uncovered in the way IT processes its work end to end.

According to Casson, it’s simple logic. “In a large IT organization, there are dozens of activities they perform literally thousands of times every year. Yet, very few of these activities have ever been base-lined end to end in IT and then streamlined and simplified. Common sense dictates that terrific opportunity for improvement lies untapped.” Evergreen has proven efficiency gains of 25-35% in processing the work of IT from request to outcome. More significantly from a strategic perspective, the same IT organizations begin to understand and measure the work of IT, improving planning and analysis, reducing risk and errors and making IT much more proactive and agile overall.

Evergreen’s work with a wide variety of large, complex IT organizations led to the creation of “Evergreen Strategies” as a means of sharing much of the timely, practical advice in the marketplace today.

This release of Evergreen Strategies will include the following:

ITIL Brings Great Opportunity (and Risk) to the Enterprise IT Landscape

  •     Evergreen's 2006 ITIL Maturity & Best Practices Whitepaper —Survey data from Evergreen’s latest ITIL Benchmark is analyzed, pointing out both opportunity and significant risk for enterprises embracing ITIL. Analysis includes a review of top barriers to success with ITIL, and approaches to leveraging those challenges to improve the odds of success with ITIL.
  •     The ITIL Configuration Management Database (CMDB) —Take advantage of current projects to introduce the CMDB to the enterprise. Whether driven by disaster recovery improvement, a move to shared or virtual environments, or simply to allow for expansion, many organizations are re-engineering data centers. This effort often uncovers a lack of configuration knowledge in the data center, exposing a depth of risk that is uncomfortable. ITIL’s CMDB can help fill this gap, and deliver rapid business value.    
  •     Process/Policy Frameworks and Alignment —A tremendous opportunity exists for organizations to align ITIL and CobiT frameworks to increase enterprise efficiency, and reduce risk. Yet many organizations are blind to this opportunity. By not paying attention to a higher level view of process and compliance frameworks, many are missing the opportunity to simplify IT, and prove the business value of compliance.

“Evergreen Strategies” topics will range from Effective IT Planning, IT Policy and Process, Compliance, Technology, to Risk Reduction. And, according to Casson, it won’t be just theory. “The research and approaches highlighted are based on real-world experiences rather than theory, founded in the challenges being addressed today. It will be well grounded in common sense and based on proven results in organizations facing similar challenges. It is specifically designed to bring measurable value to our clients’ activities, on point with the challenges they face today.”

Free subscription is available at http://www.evergreensys.com

About Evergreen

Evergreen is a highly specialized technology consulting firm focused on helping complex global organizations simplify and optimize the way their IT organizations work. From logical planning, to policy and process, through execution and adoption, Evergreen makes sure that what gets planned gets done.

Leaders in insurance, finance, healthcare and retail rely on Evergreen to address today’s major business challenges including: making ITIL and CoBIT operable; understanding and organizing their IT assets for better planning and execution; developing automated, streamlined compliance processes and bringing them to life for maximum benefit; and managing complex enterprise change, release, and configuration management practices. Global 2000 organizations work with Evergreen for sound strategy, flawless execution and measurable results.

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Amy Mergler

Evergreen Systems, Inc.

571-262-0977

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