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    Third Sky Joins Lontra Global Partner Program  

In response to market demand Third Sky to incorporate Lontra's innovative service portfolio solution into their IT service management technology and consulting offerings

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 18, 2007--Lontra, Inc., an innovative provider of IT Service Portfolio Solutions, today announced that Third Sky, a U.S.-based IT Service Management consulting, implementation, and education company has joined Lontra's Global Partner Program. The partnership enables the two companies to provide customers with a more effective service portfolio solution by blending deep ITIL® process and service catalog expertise with innovative service portfolio technology.

Third Sky envisions tremendous value in leveraging Lontra's Service Portfolio Solution as the foundation for Third Sky's Service Catalog Definition Workshop offering. This integrated approach enables customers to immediately deploy an actionable service catalog that fits their environment and drives broad user adoption as soon as the services have been defined, rather than a paper-based static catalog. Additionally, for those customers who request it, Third Sky will perform Lontra Service Portfolio implementation and integration services.

Third Sky has an extensive track record of success in the definition and implementation of IT Service Management solutions in a wide range of industries including high-tech, healthcare, government, education, and financial services. Hundreds of companies have relied on Third Sky to help transform their IT organizations into strategic, business-aligned service providers that deliver the highest levels of service and support while lowering costs.

"In virtually every customer engagement, we see the need to provide an integrated approach that delivers a smooth transition from service definition to enabling technology," said Joshua Sky Barrow, President and CEO of Third Sky. "We chose to work with Lontra because they have a world-class solution, a vision aligned with our own, and they know what it takes to make customers successful."

"Our approach of blending deep domain knowledge and expertise with market-leading technology has always been different from traditional service portfolio and catalog software providers," said Lontra's Founder and CEO, Boris Pevzner. "By partnering with Third Sky, we are delivering a solution that better supports our customers throughout the entire process-from service and process definition through portfolio technology deployment that delivers efficiency, establishes service-based cost transparency and enables demand management."

About Lontra's Global Partner Program

Lontra's Global Partner Program creates an ecosystem of solutions and services that are complementary to Lontra's innovative service portfolio solution. Partner categories include:

  • Service Partners
  • Technology Partners
  • Infrastructure Partners
  • Resellers and Distributors

Specifically Lontra is partnering with companies that possess deep IT Service Management, IT Financial Management, and ITIL domain expertise, strong regional presence, a track record of successful client engagements and satisfaction, and a culture and approach aligned to Lontra's vision.

About Lontra

Founded in 2005, Lontra provides the first and only Service Portfolio Solution that features IT Financial Management and Demand Planning solutions built around an actionable IT Service Catalog. Lontra's solutions help IT organizations align their services to the needs of the business, manage and control IT spend, better plan for future demand, and increase overall customer satisfaction. The company is venture funded and headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information, visit, or send an email to

About Third Sky

Founded in 2002, Third Sky is a full service provider of IT Service Management solutions. Third Sky offers an integrated set of education, process consulting, and technology solutions for corporate and government clients. Third Sky has locations in Boston, Dallas, and San Francisco, and has engaged clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please consult the Third Sky Web site at

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