News | June 20, 2012

BDNA Introduces Technopedia Community Edition With More Than 450,000 Hardware And Software Products Listed

World’s most comprehensive reference for software and hardware is now available for free to IT community

Mountain View, Calif. - BDNA Corp., the provider of the Common Language for ITTM, today introduced its Technopedia Community Edition, the world’s most comprehensive IT catalog with more than 450,000 hardware and software products listed. By using Technopedia content within their core IT systems such as IT service management, enterprise architecture and IT procurement, BDNA's customers have gained massive efficiencies in their existing tools, processes and people. The community version of Technopedia will position any IT organization of any size to take advantage of such an opportunity. 

Technopedia is the foundation of the Common Language of IT, which allows consistent and uniform information about IT infrastructure, allowing effective IT planning, procurement, operations management and compliance.  With significant investment in technology and processes, Technopedia contains hardware and software products from more than 11,000 vendors worldwide, organized in a single, universal taxonomy, providing:

  • Definitive, up-to-date product information, including vendor, product name, version, edition, service pack and more;
  • More than 19 million market data points, including attributes such as software end-of-life dates, product support, hardware lifecycle, licensability, power, and much more; and
  • More than 1,000 daily refreshes on product and market data points, ensuring that information consistently reflects market realities.

“Technopedia is the richest reference catalog on hardware and software I have ever seen,” said Ken Hunter, principal, Hunter Communications LLC, a professional services firm that supports government contractors and federal agencies in the areas of business transformation and modernization. “My enterprise architecture clients can now use this rich content to quickly answer product questions during their IT baseline and planning processes, which otherwise take too much time to research.”

Warren Thune, executive director at CEB said, “By incorporating Technopedia into CEB IT Roadmap BuilderTM, a web-based management solution that allows organizations to automate and standardize their IT planning processes to ensure technology decisions are linked to business needs and are made with confidence while minimizing business risk, we are able to identify and define the latest technologies for our users to help them make the most informed IT investment decisions. Using Technopedia as the backbone of our IT reference catalog allows us to focus our internal resources on making CEB IT Roadmap Builder a better product, rather than spending our time maintaining a catalog.”

“Technopedia represents the culmination of a ten-year journey in building an IT reference catalog that is second to none. It has also made real BDNA’s vision of a Common Language of IT,” said Constantin Delivanis, CEO of BDNA Corporation. “By offering Technopedia to all IT professionals, we open a new chapter in the world of IT – the gains users will realize from easily sharing information across various IT systems for their strategic and operational initiatives will far exceed anything we can imagine today.”

Technopedia Community Edition is available for free and can be downloaded from Technopedia.com. Technopedia Enterprise Edition is also available on a subscription basis to customers that require technical support, service-level agreements (SLAs) and streaming updates.

About BDNA
BDNA is a leading provider of solutions that enable businesses to leverage a common language of IT to provide the most comprehensive and accurate view into its IT infrastructure. Core to its value proposition is BDNA Technopedia, the world’s most comprehensive and continually updated IT reference catalog containing more than 19 million market data points for more than 450,000 hardware and software products from over 11,000 vendors. BDNA Normalize and Normalize CM draw on the data in existing IT systems and use Technopedia to make that data accurate, consistent, contextual, rich and accessible. Companies worldwide 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.

SOURCE: BDNA

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