Metricus, an innovative solution for IT Performance Management nominated for ITSMF Innovation of the Year Award.

October 20, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 20, 2008 - ITpreneurs is proud to announce that the ITSMF Netherlands nominates Metricus, a solution for the effective management of IT performance, for "the Innovation of the Year Award". Besides Metricus, KPN Corporate Solutions and Exin are nominated for this prestigious award and judged by the Dutch ITSMF Chapter on several aspects such as innovation, value for ITSMF members and differentiation in the market.

"For us it is a great honor and recognition the market is ready for a better way to manage IT performance." says Arjan Woertman, Senior Product Manager, "It will definitely help us get visibility for our vision of a pragmatic solution for managing IT performance on IT best-practice frameworks that organizations are familiar with"

A new way to manage the performance of IT

A recent study "Trends in IT Performance Management" demonstrates that 65% of the IT managers still consider IT to be a black box that does not deliver the information required for informed decision making. As a result, IT management often lacks insight required to steer IT in the right direction and maximize the business value from IT.

The vision of Metricus is enabling an on-demand, cost-effective, and flexible approach to IT Performance Management. And provide benchmarking, trending and analysis capabilities to drive IT improvement initiatives allowing organizations to improve IT performance of internal teams or departments or against industry peers.

Organizations can access the overwhelming amounts of data they are collecting and consolidate this information into a logical, holistic view based on metrics that align with their existing IT initiatives. This goes beyond the operational monitoring features of current enterprise-monitoring systems or Service Management solutions and covers all aspects of IT. Metricus provides the knowledge, collaboration mechanisms, and guidance to drive IT improvement initiatives, helping organizations manage IT effectively.

Metricus uses best practice metrics to help organizations measure what is important for them with metrics are aligned with ITIL v2, v3, COBIT or ISO/IEC 20000. Toolkits help to collect data from the various sources and systems that are in place to populate scorecards and dashboards, available on-demand from anywhere in the world.

In short, Metricus delivers a fresh and comprehensive approach to IT Performance Management that taps into an IT organization to provide the information required for effective IT decision making at all levels in the organization.

About the ITSMF Innovation Award
The ITSMF Innovation Award is an annual award that is awarded to a project or product that brings innovation to the ITSM domain. Criteria for nomination are: originality, application, added value to ITSMF members and experiences. The award will be presented at the annual ITSMF conference. On the 27th and 28th of October 2008.

About Metricus
Launched in 2008 by ITpreneurs, Metricus is a new and innovative offering for IT Performance Management, providing the Service Management community with best practice metrics that make sense to the business and are based on ITIL, COBIT or ISO/IEC 20000 frameworks.

Metricus delivers the metrics that the industry uses to drive IT best-practice implementations and allows organizations to finally demonstrate the value contribution of these best practices.