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Cobb EMC Replaces Existing Competitive Product with
ON Technology Solution to Accelerate Windows 2000 Migration and Manage Enterprise PC Infrastructure

ON Command CCM® provides more reliable solution and enhanced IT efficiency

Waltham, MA (January 17, 2002) - ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected and begun implementing ON Command CCM® to manage its network of PCs distributed across seven buildings in its headquarters facility. Cobb EMC is based in fast-growing Cobb County, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, and is the second largest retail supplier of electricity in Georgia. ON Command CCM will be used to perform automated, unattended installations of Microsoft ® Windows 2000®, along with ongoing management and updates of mission-critical applications.

Cobb EMC also purchased ON Command Remote for use by Help Desk personnel in rapidly diagnosing and correcting end-user software problems, as well as Centennial Discovery for network-based license compliance and asset management of all of the company's installed hardware and software. Joe Gwozdzik, Director of LAN/WAN Services at Cobb EMC, said ON Technology's solution will help speed up his company's migration to Windows 2000 and will make his own personnel much more productive.

"With the ON Technology solution, what once took hours can now be accomplished in a few minutes, which is critical because we're now managing a larger and growing number of users with a fixed number of IT personnel, " Gwozdzik said. "Thanks to ON's reliability and robust support for industry standards such as Intel's Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE), our IT personnel are now much more productive because they can remotely wake-up remote PCs and deploy Windows 2000 to them without having to physically visit each one. We also replaced our previous static 'snapshot' distribution tool with ON Command CCM because ON's solution is much more reliable and flexible. ON's intelligent agent technology is unique in ensuring that software installations dynamically adapt to the particular hardware and software configuration of each target machine -- which is essential in a heterogeneous enterprise environment such as ours."

Gwozdzik added that Cobb EMC's migration to Windows 2000 has been "slowed dramatically" by the inability of its previous tool to handle complex infrastructure issues such as network security. "ON's advanced agent technology completely addresses all of these issues, allowing us to rapidly complete our Windows 2000 migration and install mission-critical applications without compromising network security," Gwozdzik said.

"ON Technology's success at Cobb EMC demonstrates once again that ON Command CCM offers unique solutions for even the most complex and heterogeneous organizations," said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President, and CEO at ON Technology.

"IT organizations are looking for open, flexible, and robust solutions that integrate easily into their existing environments," Doretti said. "Our continuing investment in R&D and commitment to standards ensures we will continue to deliver innovative infrastructure management solutions that help our customers save money while increasing service quality and end-user satisfaction."


About ON Technology Corporation
ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage the full lifecycle of their computing systems over large-scale corporate networks. Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy critical applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals and banking workstations. Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity. ON’s management solution has been chosen by more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2 million networked computer systems. For more information visit ON Technology’s Web site at www.on.com or call 800-767-6638.

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