Troux Customer, Discover Financial Services, Wins Coveted 2010 Enterprise Architecture Award

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Awarded for Delivering Substantial Business Value; Realizing More than $4M in Cost-Savings

“Recognition of Discover’s enterprise architecture success from InfoWorld is a testament to our team’s collaborative ability to work with partners like Troux to make meaningful and profitable changes,” said Glenn Schneider, CIO for Discover.

Troux Technologies™, Inc., the leader in Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture software, today announced that one of its customers, Discover Financial Services, has been recognized by InfoWorld with the 2010 Enterprise Architecture Award. Discover Financial Services was selected to receive the award for its Enterprise Architecture Repository project, built with the Troux Transformation Platform™ and companion application Troux Standards™. As a result of the project, and related improvements, Discover Financial realized $4.4 million in IT savings and/or cost avoidance in 2009; in the first quarter of 2010 it documented $390,000 worth of savings. The awards recognize companies whose EA practice has delivered substantial business benefit to their organizations.

“Recognition of Discover’s enterprise architecture success from InfoWorld is a testament to our team’s collaborative ability to work with partners like Troux to make meaningful and profitable changes for our company,” said Glenn Schneider, chief information officer for Discover. “Business line managers can easily collaborate with IT working from a single, common enterprise architecture repository, and critical funding decisions for new projects can be made quickly and with confidence.”

“We commend InfoWorld and Forrester Research, Inc. – the research partner for these awards -- for conceiving of and sponsoring these much needed awards. Rarely is EA and strategic IT planning recognized for their profound impact on organizations; not just impact on IT spending and efficiency but much more comprehensive impact on business strategy, operations and financial effectiveness,” said David Hood, chief executive of Troux.

“We began the process of collecting nominations for the Enterprise Architecture Awards in the spring of 2010. Choosing these winners from a wide array of entrants, many with compelling tales of transformation, wasn't easy. We believe Discover Financial exemplifies the discipline and collaborative spirit needed for true organizational change,” commented Eric Knorr, editor-in-chief of InfoWorld.

For more information on Troux customer successes please go to: http://www.troux.com/customers/success/.

About Troux
“Transformation at the speed of business” is what Troux is all about. To keep pace in globally connected markets, where shocks and innovations happen at an unprecedented rate, business and IT must radically update their antiquated approaches to planning and executing transformations. A global leader in Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture software, Troux guides customers to success with a unique combination of software, know-how, community and partners.

Troux customers benefit with improved business and IT agility, and with immediate cost savings through a simplified IT environment, all enabled by bridging the deadly information gap between business planning and IT planning. Just ask these Troux customers and partners: Accenture, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Barclays Bank, Beiersdorf, Cisco, the US Department of Labor, Fiducia, the US Department of Health and Human Services, GMAC, Merck, Raytheon, Vattenfall and Vodafone.

Note: Troux and Troux Transformation Platform are trademarks of Troux Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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