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[December 17, 2012]

alfabet Positioned Again as a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2012 For Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis

BERLIN --(Business Wire)--

alfabet Positioned Again as a "Leader" in the Gartner (News - Alert) Magic Quadrant 2012 alfabet, a leading provider of strategic IT planning and Business IT Management solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, positioned alfabet for the second straight year in the Leaders Quadrant of its report "Magic Quadrant 2012 for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis" by Daniel B. Stang and Jim Duggan, published on 28 November, 2012. Out of all 11 participating vendors, alfabet is positioned furthest right on the "Completeness of Vision" axis.

According to Gartner "the IIPA software market helps IT managers link, monitor and analyze their activities within a singular IT portfolio. This provides CIOs and other executives with holistic information about the IT portfolio when making difficult decisions and determining the state of their IT strategies."

"There is an increasing awareness of the strategic role an organization's IT portfolio plays in business. Especially in times of tight budgets, right decisions about where to invest or divest are vital for businesses globally," said Erik Masing, CEO and co-founder of alfabet. "We consider our positioning in the Leaders Quadrant for the second time now as repeated confirmation from Gartner of our ability to provide a platform for IT and business decision-makers to make those critical decisions with confidence."

Use an integrated portfolio management approach to maximize business value

Today's IT leaders are focused on maximizing business value when making investment decisions. A portfolio approach helps them to better link and understand the interdependent perspectives of IT, business, finance and risk. With its flagship product, planningIT®, alfabet provides a core set of portfolio management capabilities. These support independent portfolio decision-making, portfolio-level strategy modelling and the rationalization needs of the roles managing these various facets of IT. In turn, this enables stakeholders to interface, communicate and consider multiple perspectives when making IT decisions, confident that they have accurate, current and complete information on which to take well-founded and sustainable decisions.

Ultimately, an integrated IT portfolio solution is more than the sum of its parts. By automating the corresponding management processes it becomes a highly useful collaboration platform for the CIO and his or her colleagues - enabling management of the suite of technology investments to achieve maximum business value. alfabet provides organizations with the methodological and technological underpinning that allows currency, integrity and completeness of information.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About alfabet (www.alfabet.com)

Business IT Management is the task of ensuring that IT powers business success. It combines a deep understanding of the business and its strategy with the insight, planning and execution required to evolve the IT landscape. alfabet is the only vendor providing a comprehensive software suite that supports all aspects of Business IT Management - from accurate insight into the enterprise architecture to IT planning, risk management, compliance, road-mapping and IT Program Control.

alfabet serves with its flagship product planningIT® a global user community of more than 135,000 IT, Finance and Business professionals in more than 40 countries. Customers of alfabet include many of the Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries in particular financial services, automotive, telecommunications, logistics, and high-tech.

Founded in 1997, alfabet is operating with headquarters in Berlin, Cambridge, Mass and Singapore.

All companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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