Press Release

For Immediate Release

Dan Thompson
PAN Communications

Industry Webinar to Examine the Relationship between Operational Downtime and Immature Change Management

Taking Steps to a Mature Change Management Process

Portsmouth, N.H. – October 29, 2007 – Ecora Software, leading providers of automated configuration change and compliance audit reporting solutions, will host a webinar on the findings from a recent study by Research Edge on the maturity of change management practices in IT organizations. Partnering with Ecora is StackSafe, Inc., makers of software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency.

StackSafe's Dennis Powell and Ecora's Chris Chesley will use the study's findings as a basis for discussing:

  • Why organizations are becoming more concerned with downtime, but budget priorities are lagging behind
  • The definitive link between change management maturity and quantifiable business benefits
  • Developing a mature change management process
  • How to use test and analysis capabilities to improve system availability
  • Automating the validation of approved changes and proactively identifying unauthorized ones

The webinar will provide attendees with insight into uncontrolled change as the leading cause of downtime for multi-tier business applications. IT departments are often unaware of these changes because they lack visibility into what is happening in the environment. More often than not, companies fail to adequately stage and test approved changes before they are deployed so that administrators can understand the impact of those changes to the operation. In addition, IT staff is typically unaware of unauthorized changes made outside approved processes until a downtime incident has occurred.

  • Who – Chris Chesley, Senior Systems Engineer, Ecora Software, Inc.
    Dennis Powell, Senior Product Manager, StackSafe, Inc.
  • What – Complimentary Webinar: "Taking Steps to a Mature Change Management Process"
  • Where –
  • When – Tuesday, December 4st, at 11:30 am

About Research Edge

Research Edge is a full service firm that specializes in quantitative and qualitative technology research. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon - and with partners providing 20+ years of experience with IT research - Research Edge provides worldwide coverage and an emphasis on business-to-business IT.

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About StackSafe

StackSafe has developed a patent-pending software platform to meet an immediate need within the IT operations market for pre-production testing and analysis solutions. Capable of revolutionizing the way organizations introduce changes into their complex, multi-tier IT operations environments, the StackSafe™ Test Center is an easy-to-deploy, virtualized, pre-production platform that enables organizations to understand the business impact of changes across the business application stack. The company is developing its flagship software for general availability in late 2007. StackSafe was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.

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About Ecora Software

Ecora Software is the market-proven leader for Configuration Audit and Analytics solutions that allow a proactive view of the IT infrastructure and deliver actionable evidence ensuring critical business services remain operationally effective, secure, and compliant with internal standards and external regulations. Auditor ProfessionalTM offers immediate value with its agentless architecture matched with rich report templates and pre-defined policies providing the foundation for effective change and configuration management. Please visit us at

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