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Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. Named To Magic Quadrant For Job Scheduling.

Company Recognized in Study by Leading Industry Analyst Firm For Its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI ASCI American Society for Clinical Investigation. ), maker of ActiveBatch([R]) job scheduling In a large computer, establishing a job queue to run a sequence of programs over any period of time such as a single shift, a full day, etc.  software and other solutions that enhance Windows[TM], UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
, Linux and OpenVMS systems, announced today that the company has been positioned in the April, 2009 "Magic Quadrant The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a proprietary research tool developed by Gartner Inc., a US based research and advisory firm. It is designed to provide an unbiased qualitative analysis of a “markets’ direction, maturity, and participants.  for Job Scheduling", a study published by industry research firm Gartner, Inc.

As stated in the study, "Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Job Scheduling evaluates vendors' abilities to execute and their completeness of vision relative to a defined set of evaluation criteria regarding current and future market requirements." Advanced Systems Concepts, presently focused on the distributed, heterogeneous systems/application environment, was positioned in the "niche players" quadrant.

"Advanced Systems Concepts is pleased to be in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Job Scheduling," said Jim Manias, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Systems Concepts. "In our opinion, this inclusion underscores the increasing visibility ActiveBatch has attained in the global market. It is also our belief that this respected study will assist the decisions of many enterprises as they take advantage of a new phase in job automation evolution and value."

"Magic Quadrant for Job Scheduling" (April 28, 2009), authored by Milind Govekar, Gartner Research VP, IT Operations, states that "Job-scheduling tools are in their next phase of transformation and evolution toward IT Workload Automation Broker (ITWAB) technology." The study defines ITWAB as technology that is "designed to overcome the static nature of scheduling jobs. It has the ability to manage mixed workloads, based on business policies where resources are assigned and deassigned in an automated fashion to meet service-level objectives."

ActiveBatch, a widely used enterprise job scheduling application for Windows, UNIX, Linux and OpenVMS platforms, is currently deployed at enterprises in 36 countries. The solution uniquely adds strategic business value by automating operations in real-time for improved IT operations throughout an organization. Enabling users to automate and centrally manage jobs and workflows across multiple and disparate operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , computing platforms, applications and databases, ActiveBatch is currently available in Version 7, offering a dynamic Service Oriented Architecture (SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.

(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability.
) and related Web Services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term.  tools to support internal and external Web Services as part of scheduled workflows.

For more information about ActiveBatch, including white papers and a free copy of a recent Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.-commissioned study on the economic impact of ActiveBatch, log on to The complete April, 2009 "Magic Quadrant for Job Scheduling" report is available to Gartner clients at

About Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.:

Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey Morristown is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 18,544. Its estimated population in 2004 was 18,842. It is the county seat of Morris CountyGR6. , Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. offers many software products and options for users of Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
, UNIX, Linux, and HP OpenVMS systems. These products provide answers to software developers and system managers with improved system efficiency and utilization. Advanced Systems Concepts today has over 200,000 licenses installed and a worldwide base of customers in 33 countries around the world. Advanced Systems Concepts is a Microsoft Independent Solution Vendor, a HP/Compaq Business Partner, a Sun Catalyst member, an IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  Business Partner and an HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.

(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations.
 Power Partner. For more information, see the company's website at or call (800) 229-2724 or 1 973 539 2660.

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April, 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability mer·chant·a·ble  
Suitable for buying and selling; marketable.

 or fitness for a particular purpose.

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