ASG Signs Deal to Acquire Diversified Software Systems

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The acquisition will add leading JCL management solutions to ASG's Workload Management Portfolio.

ASG, an enterprise software provider to Global 5000 companies, today announced it has sealed a deal to acquire Diversified Software Systems, Inc. (DSSI), a leading provider of Job Control Language (JCL) automation software products and services based in Morgan Hill, California, USA.

Diversified Software, a privately held company founded in 1978, focuses on automation solutions targeting mainframe operations for data centres throughout the world. The company has ten offices in the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim, as well as worldwide distribution partners, resulting in a strong customer presence in more than 30 countries.

ASG will integrate Diversified Software products and services into ASG's OpsCentral (TM) solution platform that focuses exclusively on providing operations management solutions for the streamlined, reliable delivery of production workloads.

"Diversified Software is an exciting and important addition that fulfils ASG's strategy of providing the industry's best Enterprise Workload Management solutions," said ASG President and CEO, Arthur L. Allen. "This acquisition strengthens ASG's product base and will allow enterprises to enable, plan, manage, and deliver mission-critical production workloads better than any other software provider today. More than 1,000 of the top 2,000 data centres worldwide already rely on one or more of Diversified Software's products."

Diversified Software's founder and Chief Technology Officer, Lowell Sando, said he started the company with a vision to provide data centres with products and services that help achieve error-free and well-documented production environments.

"Our JOB/SCAN(TM) and PRO/JCL (R) products are the most widely used JCL automation products for the OS/390 and z/OS environments. DOCUTEXT (R) and INFO/X (R) Enterprise add leading JCL documentation, cross-reference, and impact analysis automation tools to ASG's offerings," said Sando. "Diversified Software's technology and services expertise, combined with ASG's current portfolio, will offer unmatched solutions addressing the most critical needs of customers in complex data centres."

About ASG

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held company that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in the areas of Metadata Management, Applications Management, Operations Management, Information and Data Management, Performance Management, and Infrastructure Management. ASG, headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, has more than 60 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. For more information, please visit ASG at http://www.asg.com.

About ASG OpsCentral

OpsCentral provides a diverse portfolio of solutions to help customers enable, plan, automate, and centrally manage workloads across the total enterprise. This solutions set is designed to ensure a reliable delivery of production services in the areas of Enterprise Workload Management and IT Workload Automation.

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ASG

Florence Viret

EMEA Marketing Director

Tel: +44 (0)1727 736 650

Fax: +44 (0)1727 736 651

Web: http://www.asg.com    

Pattison Mitchell & Associates

Mark Mitchell

Tel: +44 (0)20 7924 7700

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