Municipal-Bankruptcy Wave Drives a Need for Monitoring Bailout from GroundWork

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Bankrupt Municipalities Qualify for FREE GroundWork Monitor Enterprise

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Our goal is to not only provide these municipalities with free access to GroundWork’s software, but to reduce spending waste on overly expensive IT management software, leaving funds for municipal services instead.

GroundWork Inc., (http://www.gwos.com) the leading open platform for network, application and cloud monitoring, announced today that municipalities that have filed for bankruptcy are eligible to receive a full version of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise for FREE. This offer is available for qualifying municipalities that would otherwise not be able to afford enterprise-class monitoring solutions.

According to a nationwide review of federal court records, more than 220 Chapter 9 bankruptcies have been filed in the U.S. since 1981. Of those municipalities, Nebraska, California, Texas and Alabama lead the pack.

“Cities around the country are struggling to cover their expenses. Our goal is to not only provide these municipalities with free access to GroundWork’s software, but to reduce spending waste on overly expensive IT management software, leaving funds for municipal services instead,” said David Dennis, GroundWork VP of Marketing. “We feel it is a way to help organizations when they are down and hope that they will stick with us when their finances' rebound, as we are confident they will.”

GroundWork Monitor is free for use by qualifying municipalities that meet the following requirements and are approved by GroundWork:

  •     United States municipality
  •     File for Chapter 9, Title 11 bankruptcy
  •     Willing to participate in a case study

Depending on demand, GroundWork may extend the program to insolvent sovereign governments in the future.

To apply, go to: http://www.gwos.com/muni-bk/

About Groundwork
GroundWork (http://www.groundworkopensource.com) is the leading open platform for systems and network management software, delivering enterprise-class network, system, application, and cloud monitoring solutions at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

GroundWork’s approach gives customers the flexibility to use diverse open source and proprietary technologies together under a unified web services portal, allowing users to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy management tools.

GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition powers organizations in more than 50 countries, like Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Crocs, National Australia Bank, Siemens, Travel Click and World Bank.

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