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InfoWorld and Surgient Webinar Features Leading Industry Analyst to Discuss the Benefits of Virtualization in the Software Delivery Lifecycle

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, the market leader in virtual labs that power solutions for software testing, training and evaluation, today announced its participation in the InfoWorld Webinar, "Bridging the Gap: Key Issues for Coordinating Operations and Development Using Virtualization." Scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2008 and featuring Melinda Ballou, program director, application lifecycle management and ITMS, IDC, and Erik Josowitz, vice president of product strategy for Surgient, the Webinar will discuss how businesses can coordinate virtualization with operations and quality to accelerate the software delivery process.

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Surgient, the market leader in virtual labs that power solutions for software testing, training and evaluation, today announced its participation in the InfoWorld Webinar, "Bridging the Gap: Key Issues for Coordinating Operations and Development Using Virtualization." Scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2008 and featuring Melinda Ballou, program director, application lifecycle management and ITMS, IDC, and Erik Josowitz, vice president of product strategy for Surgient, the Webinar will discuss how businesses can coordinate virtualization with operations and quality to accelerate the software delivery process.

The drive to fully automate the repetitive tasks of the software delivery lifecycle is hampered by the manual work of getting properly configured applications infrastructure. Leading organizations are using virtual labs to consolidate pre-production infrastructure while enabling development and test teams to deploy complex configurations on-demand.

This Webinar will educate organizations on how virtualization can enhance the software delivery and development lifecycle, as well as the immediate impact this can have on operations. Topics to be covered include:

— Understanding the operational challenges and drivers for testing life- cycle management with virtualization; — Applying operations perspectives to virtualization across Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) phases from requirements through development and deployment; and — Establishing a framework for requirements for virtual lab management and appropriate process and organizational strategies for success with operations. What: "Bridging the Gap: Key Issues for Coordinating Operations and Development Using Virtualization" InfoWorld Webinar When: Wednesday, February 6, 2008 2 p.m. Eastern Time / 1 p.m. Central Time / 11 a.m. Pacific Time Speakers: Melinda Ballou, program director, application lifecycle management and ITMS, IDC Erik Josowitz, vice president of product strategy, Surgient Moderator: Doug Dineley, executive editor, Test Center, InfoWorld Register at: http://www.surgient.com/news/webinars/ About the Speakers

Melinda Ballou is program director for application lifecycle management software at IDC. She provides thought leadership, expert opinion, research and analysis through comprehensive research on application lifecycle management, with specific focus on software lifecycle process configuration and management, software quality and IT governance software. She is also focusing on ways in which application lifecycle management must evolve to support services-oriented development and composite applications. She founded Ballou IT Strategies, an independent consulting company that offered analysis of project and portfolio research and application lifecycle management, as well as supporting collateral to G2000 end-user clients and software providers. She also served as senior program director at META Group. While there, she successfully established and evolved the software development lifecycle management and project and portfolio management research practices. She has also held various editorial positions, including senior writer and senior editor for Computerworld and staff writer and senior editor for Digital Review. She holds a master's degree in professional writing and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and music from Williams College.

Doug Dineley is responsible for InfoWorld's product reviews and testing projects. In addition to coordinating Test Center coverage of enterprise computing technologies and products, Doug also helps plan and produce technology analyses and other Test Center content for features. Before joining InfoWorld in 1999, he served as senior editor and managing editor at Computer Currents Magazine. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Erik Josowitz is responsible for all Surgient product and marketing strategies and activities worldwide. Previously, he was vice president of product marketing at SoloMio, a premier provider of value-added services software to mobile telecommunications operators acquired by Openwave. Prior to SoloMio, Erik was a member of the founding management team at Vignette Corporation, and served as vice president, product marketing and vice president, corporate strategy during his five years with the company. Erik holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Surgient

Surgient is the market leader in providing virtual lab management software that powers software testing, training and evaluation. Surgient's platform and solutions automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments. More than 1,000,000 applications have been delivered to-date through Surgient-powered virtual labs, enabling companies such as BMC, CA, Dell, EMC, GE Healthcare, HP, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, SAP and Target Corporation to dramatically accelerate software delivery, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including VMware, Microsoft, HP, Platespin, Saba and Cisco/WebEx. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.surgient.com.

For Additional Information Contact: Keith Giannini or Lisa Mokaba Schwartz Communications 781-684-0770 surgient@schwartz-pr.com

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