StackSafe Participates in Webinar Examining the Relationship Between Downtime and Change Management

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December 4 Session to Review Findings of Third Party Research on the Impact of Change Management Practices on IT Operations

StackSafe, a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, will participate in a Webinar discussing the findings from a recent study from Research Edge on the maturity of change management practices in IT organizations. Hosted by Ecora Software, this complimentary Webinar will feature Dennis Powell, Senior Product Manager with StackSafe.

What: Free Webinar: Taking Steps to a Mature Change Management Process
When: December, 4 2007 -- 11:00 am ET
Where: http://www.ecora.com/ecora/webinars/webinar.asp/2007-12-04/
Who: Dennis Powell, Senior Product Manager, StackSafe, Inc
         Chris Chesley, Senior Systems Engineer, Ecora Software, Inc.

The Webinar will present findings from a recent study of over 400 IT professionals that revealed while many companies display some characteristics of Change Management Maturity, most can still improve a great deal. These findings will be used as a basis for discussing:

  •     Why organizations are becoming more concerned with downtime, but budget priorities are lagging behind
  •     The definitive link between change management maturity and quantifiable business benefits
  •     Developing a mature change management process
  •     How to use test and analysis capabilities to improve system availability
  •     Automating the validation of approved changes and proactively identifying unauthorized ones

This free Webinar will provide attendees with proven research on the impact of immature change management processes and arm them with ideas and tips on how to institute a more rigorous and sustainable change management program in their own organizations.

All StackSafe research reports conducted by Research Edge can be found at http://www.stacksafe.com/research.

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafeā„¢ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.stacksafe.com.

About Research Edge
Research Edge is a full service firm that specializes in quantitative and qualitative technology research. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon - and with partners providing 20 years of experience with IT research - Research Edge provides worldwide coverage and an emphasis on business-to-business IT.
For additional information please visit http://www.rsedge.com

About Ecora Software
Ecora Software is the market-proven leader for Configuration Audit and Analytics solutions that allow a proactive view of the IT infrastructure and deliver actionable evidence ensuring critical business services remain operationally effective, secure, and compliant with internal standards and external regulations. Auditor ProfessionalTM offers immediate value with its agentless architecture matched with rich report templates and pre-defined policies providing the foundation for effective change and configuration management. Please visit us at http://www.ecora.com

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