DETROIT, March 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) today announced that Gartner Inc. has placed Compuware in the "leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM)" report.[i]The report evaluated 19 vendors on completeness of vision and ability to execute. A complimentary copy of the report can be viewed at: http://ow.ly/1dEJg.
Five aspects characterize vendors that appear in the Leaders quadrant: (1) they have competitive offerings related to all five dimensions of APM, and best-of-breed functionality in two or more of the dimensions; (2) they have credibility in the monitoring of a heterogeneous, multivendor application domain; (3) they have the ability to deliver and support APM across five continents; (4) they have a consistent track record of innovation; and (5) they have a vision that places APM at the heart of IT operations and application management.[i]
Over the last year and half, Compuware has fundamentally restructured its business for ongoing success by expanding its footprint in the application performance market. With the launch of Vantage 11, the acquisition of Gomez, the launch of Vantage for Mobile and the release of Gomez adVantage, Compuware now has an unparalleled solution and thought leadership position in the marketplace with the unique capability to optimize application performance in the data center, on the Internet, in the cloud or on a mobile device.
With the combination of Vantage and Gomez, Compuware offers the industry's only solution that provides a unified view with immediate deep dive resolution of application performance across the entire application delivery chain, spanning both enterprise and Internet. These unrivaled capabilities make Compuware the global standard for optimizing application performance.
"We are extremely honored that Gartner has positioned Compuware as a leader in the application performance monitoring magic quadrant," said Bob Paul, Compuware President and Chief Operating Officer. "We believe this is a testament to our renewed focus, listening to customer needs and a lot of hard work from our employees. But this is just the beginning of many more great things to come for Compuware's business."
With more and more business critical applications moving outside the corporate walls to the Internet, IT faces an even greater challenge to ensure uninterrupted application and business performance. Compuware is the only company on the market who can view application performance across the entire delivery chain from the end-user's perspective through a single, unified dashboard.
Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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 or fitness for a particular purpose.
[i]Gartner, Inc.: "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring," by Will Cappelli, February 18, 2010
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