Troux Donates $4 Million in Software to Penn State University

Partnership Reflects Alignment of Academia and Industry to Develop Enterprise Architecture as a Strategic Discipline for Students and Professionals

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Troux, the global leader in Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software, today announced its donation of $4M in software to the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).

"Enterprise architecture is now globally recognized as a strategic component of every organization. Today, CIOs must manage IT in the context of the business, and adopting an EA solution will help them do that," said David Hood, CEO of Troux. "We are excited to join other industry experts, like Gartner, to support Penn State's Center for Enterprise Architecture and lend our industry expertise to the program."

The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an innovative program focused on addressing the design and effective functioning of organizations through enterprise transformation, enterprise and network design, global information infrastructure design and management and global enterprise presence and competitiveness. As a sponsor of this program, Troux joins an external advisory board consisting of representatives from leading corporations, government, and professional organizations allowing them to lend their industry expertise for student research projects, offering guidance and review before publication.

"Enterprise architecture is an area of great interest to corporations, governments and non-profit organizations around the globe," said Dr. Brian Cameron, Executive Director at the Center for Enterprise Architecture and Professor of Practice in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Penn State. "The overarching vision for the Center is advancing the discipline of enterprise architecture by creating new knowledge and showcasing the unique partnership between academia and industry. Partnerships with thought leaders like Troux are key to the program's success."

About Troux
Troux's mission is to forever change the way businesses make decisions. With Troux solutions, business leaders, CIOs and their teams can use the power of Enterprise Architecture to successfully manage the connected set of enterprise portfolios that define their business. Better-informed decisions powered by the unique TrouxView™ Enterprise Portfolio Management approach helps businesses save money, reduce risk and increase business agility. With the largest and fastest growing base of successful customers, Troux delivers results for some of the world's best known brands including: American Express, AstraZeneca, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Cisco, Disney, Fidelity, Lloyds, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Volkswagen Group of America.

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