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Serena Software Announces Largest, Most Successful Global User Conference to Date

  • 250 Customers from 27 Countries Attend Serena’s 16th Global User Conference
  • Major Orchestrated IT Products Launch, Customer Interaction and Case Study Presentations, Expert Sessions, Keynote Addresses Among Conference Highlights
  • Serena Customers Navy Federal Credit Union, Interactive Data Corp., and Apartments.com Selected as 2012 Tech Innovation Award Recipients

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Sep 19, 2012 - Two hundred fifty Serena Software customers gathered last week at Serena xChange, the leader in Orchestrated IT solutions’ 16th global user conference. Together with Serena partners and staff, plus another 200 customers who tuned in to live conference webcasts, the general sessions numbered 600 participants. Held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, attendees from 27 countries heard about new and upgraded award-winning Serena Orchestrated IT products launched at the show, listened to real-world customer case studies from SunGard, Delta Airlines, Nationwide and McGraw-Hill Financial, among others, and heard informative and entertaining expert sessions and keynote addresses. Capping a successful week, almost 90 percent of attendees reported that plan to attend next year as well.

Conference goers were also treated to a party to be remembered at the legendary House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. And, throughout the conference Serena encouraged attendees to take part in its IT Agility Deserves a Beer social media contest providing an opportunity for anyone on Twitter to share a creative Haiku expressing thanks for the IT agility method.

As the conference wrapped up, Serena honored customers who have done extraordinary things with its technology over the past year. 2012 Tech Innovation Award winners included:

The new Serena Orchestrated IT for the Agile Enterprise suite of products launched at xChange were specially designed to help today’s agile enterprise take full advantage of mobile, social and the cloud. Serena’s new and enhanced Orchestrated IT products add developer-driven continuous delivery with cloud provisioning; an IT catalog, control and analytics on smart phones and tablets; and full-cycle social IT capabilities.

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“Many of the world’s most successful Global 2000 organizations depend on Serena’s innovative technology,” said John Nugent, CEO at Serena Software. “Spending time with our customers this week served to reinforce the benefits we’re bringing to their businesses. And, we were delighted to recognize some of the most notable applications of our technology with our annual Tech Innovation Awards presented to Navy Federal Credit Union, Interactive Corp. and Apartments.com.”

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About Serena Software
Serena Software provides Orchestrated IT solutions to the Global 2000. Serena's core purpose is to advance the business value of IT. Our 4,000 active enterprise customers, encompassing one million users worldwide, have made Serena the largest independent ALM vendor and the only one that orchestrates DevOps, the processes that bring together application development and operations.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Serena serves enterprise customers from 29 offices in 14 countries. Serena is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Partners, the leader in private investments in technology-enabled industries.

Media Contact:
Tanya Espe
Kulesa Faul for Serena Software
(650) 340-1985
tanya@kulesafaul.com

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