March 24, 2005
Blue-Dot Consulting Inc. signs licensing agreement with NetCraft Communications Inc.
Blue-Dot and NetCraft today announced that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement
that will allow Blue-Dot to integrate NetCraft's Agnesi and Versiera products into their
service offerings.The original one year beta licensing arrangement with product feedback
resulted in a closer relationship and the signing of this agreement.
"We find the value, effectiveness and rapid adaptability of both Agnesi and Versiera crucial to our ability to deliver on-demand, web-enabled network and systems management to our clients," said Alex Branitsky, president of Blue-Dot. "There is a need to be able to automatically discover what it is you have in your infrastructure and the Helix agents along with the Agnesi backend enable us to offer a service that just cannot be found in the industry today to that level of automation and precision."
"The Versiera service offering takes profile and identity management to a new level. Our clients are able to realize almost immediate savings on their software licenses as a result of being able to rationalize usage and even the need to have a full license of a given piece of software," says Frank Pikelner, Chief Technology Officer, Blue-Dot.
The agreement builds upon the strengths of both companies. NetCraft is a software development company focused on web-enabled services as well as storage management. Blue-Dot is an engineering and services company with vast experience in managing networks, systems and desktops.
February 07, 2005
Versiera powers your Identity Management System
"Effective identity management has become an industry requirement of the
networked economy," said Frank Pikelner, chief technology officer at Blue-Dot. "Sarbanes
Oxley, HIPAA and other privacy regulations are directing IT investments as the foundation of
compliance, safety and good governance. The importance of an authenticated user and
customer are becoming one of the top concerns of corporations today."
Versiera provides real-time Profile Services for updating and tracking user application
and operational settings that is used within an Identity Management system. Versiera
obtains its information from Helix agents that reside on the workstations and server
systems. The Helix agents are responsible for refreshing the information for
Versiera Profile Services every 24 hours.
The information that can be collected using Versiera include:
The Versiera identity management product is available as a service designed to meet a customer's
unique requirements. Pricing for Versiera solutions varies
depending on the particular products customers deploy and the complexity of
their environment. For more information on Blue-Dot and Versiera please contact:
November 10, 2004
Blue-Dot's Agnesi enables consolidated approach to service management
Agnesi integrates with the leading network and systems management solutions to bridge the gap between the business and
technical management of networked information systems and their components to enable a consolidated approach to service
In support of one of their major financial clients, the Blue-Dot Ticketing System now interfaces with CGI's Remedy Help
Desk simplifying the escalation of problem incidents from CGI to Blue-Dot. Once a ticket is escalated to Blue-Dot by Remedy
the Agnesi system will query the Remedy database and extract the ticket waiting in the Blue-Dot queue. A new incident
ticket is created in the Blue-Dot ticketing system with all of the information gathered by CGI. The Remedy ticket is
automatically populated with the discovery information maintained by the Agnesi system along with the resolution information.
"We were experiencing some difficulty transposing information from our ticketing system into the Remedy system and the
information was limited," said David Majetic, second level support manager at Blue-Dot. "Now that the two systems are
integrated this process is greatly simplified and the client receives expedient and detailed information on the ticket
September 01, 2004
Edward J. Aarntzen Named Blue-Dot CEO
Alex Branitsky, the Blue-Dot President, today appointed Edward J. Aarntzen as the Chief Executive Officer of the company
effective September 1.
Mr. Aarntzen will take over leadership of Blue-Dot, after a successful career with consulting and
professional services companies.
Mr. Aarntzen served as President and CEO of StorageLight Technologies Inc. and will remain
associated with the storage software development company. He also served as Vice President to EDS Canada where he held
numerous leadership positions over a 20 year span.
Mr. Aarntzen commented, "I am thrilled to be part of the Blue-Dot
organization and build upon the strong foundation developed by its leadership team. Blue-Dot is delivering high-end
consulting services and remote systems management to a number of leading financial institutions in the United States.
I am confident with the services suites and talent in place at Blue-Dot that we will continue to grow this young company into
a major services company in the near future."
During his 24 year career, Mr. Aarntzen has held several positions that
give him a strong background in strategic planning, marketing, driving revenue, leading professional services organizations
and improving company profitability.