MEGA Aims to Help Companies Understand Effects of Multiple IT Changes
MEGA International has launched a road-mapping tool designed to help enterprises plan, model, and visualize technology resources to make better-informed IT decisions.
“IT architects have traditionally developed road maps using project management, spreadsheet, or graphics packages, which are ineffective within a complex, ever-changing portfolio of IT assets,” says Dan Hebda, MEGA’s vice president of technology. “These packages lack the necessary level of automation and integration to update and maintain information effectively or securely.”
MEGA IT Planning, however, sets out to help organizations understand the effects of multiple changes to IT resources, such as software upgrades, discontinued products, or price changes.
The product lets users design master plans that describe an IT development plan as a list of milestones to achieve. A master plan groups objectives with IT concepts such as applications, services, servers, and technical infrastructure items. An impact analysis tool allows users to compare different master plans for functional and hardware requirements. The master plan then serves as a guide for implementing projects.
MEGA IT Planning stores plans in a centralized repository, allowing enterprise architects to share and synchronize various aspects of planning. “The repository helps guarantee the traceability and consistency required for the effective planning and management of resources needed to manage vast IT systems, and provides a much higher level of security for sensitive data,” Hebda notes.
Customers include AT&T, Cox Enterprises, DirecTV, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, NASA, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, and Transportation.
Pricing for MEGA IT Planning starts at $3,250.
For more information, go to: www.mega.com
Jul2008, Software Magazine