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Leading European Broadcasting Company Licenses
ON Technology Solution to Deploy Business Critical Applications

Deutsche Welle manages suite of media and business applications including Newswire 2000, digital music database, Microsoft Office, and SAP R/3

Waltham, MA, February 24, 2000 -- ON Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: ONTC) today announced that Deutsche Welle, one of the five largest foreign broadcasting companies in the world, is using ON Command CCM™ to automatically install and configure Microsoft Windows NT and a suite of digital media and ERP applications. Deutsche Welle is able to take full advantage of their business information by using ON Command CCM to rapidly deliver the latest applications, content and services. ON Command CCM is a leading system for managing and configuring software across corporate networks and the Internet.

Prior to purchasing ON Command CCM, Deutsche Welle performed all software installations manually by sending a technician to the individual PCs. Using ON Command CCM Deutsche Welle is able to complete new PC installations, deploy and personalize business applications, and deliver on-going content and service updates automatically from centralized servers. For example, Deutsche Welle can now quickly update all of their business and digital media applications including Newswire 2000, SAP R/3, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, voice reference database, digital audio archive, digital audio processing system and a news storage application plus Microsoft Windows NT and latest service packs.

"We are very impressed with the business benefits that ON Command CCM delivers. ON Technology solves our PC management challenges and enables us to quickly take advantage of the latest information and applications," said Udo Spiertz, project manager at the Data ProcessingII/Project Division of Deutsche Welle.

"Deutsche Welle is an example of how a leading-edge company uses ON Technology's solution to eliminate the barriers of adopting complex business software," said Laurent Raynaud, Vice President, ON Technology Europe. "Our customers are taking advantage of our technology so they can effectively deploy and manage applications that are critical to their business."

About Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle (DW) is an independent broadcasting organization with world-wide TV programs in German, English and Spanish, and radio programs in German and 34 foreign languages. DW, the Foreign Broadcasting Service of Germany, is the only German provider of broadcasting services outside Europe, and is one of the five largest foreign broadcasting services in the world. Deutsche Welle radio services started broadcasting in May 1953. Deutsche Welle TV started in 1992. In 1995, the DW-TV program was expanded to offer a 24-hour, worldwide service. DW's services were complemented with the addition of its own Internet web site DW-online in 1994. The focus of DW's broadcasting mission is the dissemination of news and information from and about Germany. With the passing of the new legislation on German foreign broadcasting at the end of 1997, DW was accorded the right to offer advertising space. DW broadcasts can be received on all 5 continents via a worldwide satellite network.

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 or call 800-767-6638.


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