Borland Rolls Out 'Personalized' IT Governance Solution
As if to reinforce its message that it is now an application lifecycle firm,
Borland Software announced this week it is shipping a new IT governance solution.
The company announced last week that it will attempt to sell
off its development tools unit in order to focus more closely on application
lifecycle management tools.
As part of that initiative, Borland's IT Management and Governance (ITM&G)
solution combines Borland's process improvement and skills training services
with a new version of Borland Tempo collaborative IT management and governance
Tempo provides capabilities to implement six key IT management and governance
processes, including demand management, portfolio management, project and program
management, as well as resource, financial and asset management.
The idea is to deliver personalized IT management and governance solutions
designed to help IT organizations achieve better business alignment, and increase
visibility and control over IT projects and investments, Cupertino, Calif.-based
Borland said in a statement. Additionally, it is meant to enable more effective
resource usage and to manage regulatory compliance.
Borland plans to release several solutions this year directed at core areas
for achieving what the company calls "software delivery optimization."
Besides ITM&G, Borland is working on solutions for requirements definition
and management, lifecycle quality management, and change management, the company's
Each Borland solution will include a tailored combination of team training,
process improvement services and application lifecycle management technology.
In addition, each solution will be designed and implemented by a Borland solution
architect so that it is personalized to fit each customer's specific needs.
Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.