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Blackwell Publishing Selects Troux Technologies for Enterprise Architecture Expertise.

World's Leading Society Publisher Deploys Troux's Actionable Enterprise Architecture[TM] Platform to Manage its IT Infrastructure

SLOUGH, United Kingdom -- Troux Technologies, provider of the Enterprise Architecture (EA) platform of choice for the world's most successful EA teams, today announced that Blackwell Publishing has selected Troux's Metis 6 actionable enterprise architecture (AEA) platform. With Troux's AEA platform, Blackwell will be able to aggregate current and future state information throughout the organization to provide Business Intelligence to the CIO and IT team, facilitating strategic planning based on a rich information baseline.

Blackwell Publishing is a global leader in academic and professional scholarly publishing on behalf of societies. As well as publishing more than 800 scholarly journals, Blackwell publishes more than 600 text and reference books each year.

As a result of the deployment of new applications in recent years, the EA team at Blackwell Publishing decided they needed a more effective method to document, track and provide visibility throughout its IT infrastructure. With this comprehensive view, the company can assess the people, processes and technologies currently available, model a desired future state, and develop a transition plan between the two.

"Over recent years Blackwell's need for a centralized view of the architecture became critical," said Dave Smith, head of enterprise architecture, Blackwell Publishing. "We looked at several market leaders but felt that the flexibility of Troux's modeling solution coupled with their responsive service made it an easy decision to make. Within a few days, not only did we have a working model containing all of our existing corporate assets, but also our architects were modeling future corporate projects. The thing that is most impressive is the way the tool is growing with us and not forcing us down a path that doesn't fit Blackwell."

"Troux's customers want to save money and improve the efficiency of their IT infrastructures," said Roger Andrews, vice president of EMEA operations for Troux Technologies. "Blackwell has been able to use the strengths of our platform's metadata repository and collection capability, allowing other 'non-EA' parts of the business to make use of the company's data, enabling better analysis and business decisions."

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, partnering with 665 academic, medical, and professional societies. Blackwell publishes 805 journals and, to date, has over 6,000 books in print. The company remains independent with over 1,000 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and Japan.

Blackwell's mission is to provide an expert publishing service to other experts -- authors, editors, librarians, researchers, teachers and their students, societies and professionals -- enabling them to do their jobs better. For more information, visit

About Troux Technologies

Troux Technologies provides Enterprise Architecture platform of choice for the world's most successful EA teams. Troux's software combines tools for architectural design and creation with a new generation of information aggregation and management tools, foundational to IT Governance. This comprehensive approach transforms EA into a new dimension of Actionable Enterprise Architecture -- acknowledged by industry analysts, worldwide partners and Global 2000 organisations as the critical strategic planning and management discipline to accelerate IT and business transformation. To learn more:

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Date:Oct 10, 2006
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