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BDNA Announces Support for Microsoft[R] System Center Configuration Manager 2012[TM].

BDNA Normalize CM[TM] Ready to Add Value to Configuration Manager 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & LAS VEGAS -- BDNA Corporation, providing The Common Language of IT[TM] that translates and enriches data from disparate IT systems into a consistent, complete information asset that drives IT transformation, today announced at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas, its targeted support for Configuration Manager 2012 in June 2012.

Configuration Manager 2012 greatly increases the value it brings to the organizations depending upon its operational functions. While it delivers a powerful operational solution for desktop and server management, it doesn't provide much data apart from what it can discover. As a result, it is missing key pieces of intelligence such as whether or not software was installed as part of a suite, whether an application is free or licensable, where the application is in its support life cycle, etc. SCCM hardware data lacks key information such as power consumption details, support lifecycle information, and Windows 7 compatibility.

BDNA Normalize CM solves this problem. Rather than adding yet another configuration management store to your environment, Normalize CM simply clarifies and supplements the data that's already in Configuration Manager. Existing data is normalized and aligned to current vendor names, version information, and more. Normalize CM utilizes BDNA's IT catalog, Technopedia[TM], to clarify and supplement the data. Technopedia is a continually updated, structured IT master catalog containing more than 17 million market data points for more than 175,000 software releases and over 200,000 hardware models. Normalize CM makes the updated data available in the Configuration Manager console for WMI queries, and SSRS reporting and for driving business initiatives such as Windows 7 migration, elimination of obsolete and unused software, etc.

"The normalized data from BDNA provided my organization all elements needed for a successful Windows 7 Migration project", said John Marcum, a myITforum community member and a Microsoft SCCM MVP. "For example, by normalizing the SCCM data using BDNA Normalize CM, our team was able to be 100% focused on planning and deployment of Windows 7, instead of trying to analyze the SCCM data and browsing the internet for the Windows 7 compatibility information for the products installed in our environment."

"I believe that BDNA Normalize CM is a must-have solution for all Microsoft shops," said John Nelson, former President, Minnesota System Center User Group and 2009 SCCM MVP. "Its ability to help users find nuggets of information in mounds of data by normalizing and enriching it is unique."

A 60-day, 1,000 endpoint downloadable trial version of the product is available now from http://sccm.bdna.com.

About BDNA

BDNA is a leading provider of solutions that enable a common language of IT to provide the most comprehensive and accurate view into its IT infrastructure in order to drive critical processes and projects around data centers, desktops, software and enterprise architecture. Core to its value proposition is BDNA Technopedia the world's most comprehensive and continually updated IT reference catalog, for IT containing more than 17 million market data points for more than 175,000 software releases and over 200,000 hardware models. BDNA Normalize and Normalize CM draw on the data in your existing IT systems, and utilize Technopedia to make that data accurate, consistent, contextual, rich and accessible. More than 350 companies rely on BDNA's patented technologies for normalization, data enrichment and discovery, dramatically increasing visibility and reducing the time and overhead involved in developing and executing on strategic IT initiatives. To learn more about BDNA and its products -Technopedia, BDNA Normalize, BDNA Normalize CM and BDNA Discover, visit us at www.bdna.com.

Technopedia, BDNA Discover, BDNA Normalize, BDNA Normalize CM, and The Common Language of IT are trademarks of BDNA Corporation. Other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.
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