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Leading Enterprises Worldwide Select ON Technology
for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Roll-Outs

Toyota, Heineken, Atlantic Mutual, and Hannover Reinsurance purchase
ON Command CCM software to reduce time & cost of Windows 2000/XP migrations

Waltham, MA (March 26, 2002) - ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced it has received several new orders from organizations who have chosen ON Command CCM® over competitive solutions to automate their Windows® 2000 and Windows XP roll-outs. In its current quarter, ON received orders from a number of new customers who are planning migrations to Windows 2000 or XP, including Heineken, Atlantic Mutual, and the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH); the company also received repeat orders from existing customers such as Toyota and Hannover Reinsurance.

Unlike conventional management solutions ON Command CCM is the only enterprise-class system that offers automated end-to-end Windows migration capabilities. While these traditional products can only be used to deploy applications and content, ON Command CCM provides a much more complete solution by also providing unattended deployment of operating systems such as Windows 2000 and XP. This critical capability eliminates the need for technicians to "touch" every desktop, thus significantly reducing the time and cost required to perform enterprise-wide Windows deployments. In addition, ON Command CCM is unique in providing one-click disaster recovery in case of system corruption or misconfiguration, further reducing the cost of ongoing management and minimizing downtime for business-critical applications.

"Windows 9x and NT are nearing end of life and all enterprises should now be formulating strategies for migrating to Microsoft's next-generation operating systems, Windows 2000 and Windows XP," said Michael Silver, Gartner VP and Research Director, Personal and Distributed Technologies. Mr. Silver is a featured speaker at a nationwide series of executive briefings, sponsored by ON Technology, which specifically addresses this topic (see for schedules and registration information).

Ronni J. Colville, Gartner Research Director, Network and Systems Management, who is also a featured speaker at the nationwide series, added: "Automated end-to-end tools should strongly be considered for W2K/XP migrations because they reduce the time and cost of migration projects and ensure more reliable and consistent environments. Moreover, rather than simply using automated tools as a "one-off" exercise, enterprises can significantly reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by leveraging their W2K/XP initiatives to implement ongoing management infrastructures for all future deployments and updates."

ON Technology now believes that it leads the market with respect to the number of enterprise customers that have chosen ON Command CCM to implement their Windows 2000 or XP roll-outs. A sampling of these customer includes (in addition to the customers listed above):

  • Banking & Financial Services: Winterthur Insurance (part of Credit Suisse Group), Providian National Bank, KfW (one of Germany's ten largest banks).
  • Retail: The Home Depot, Staples, and leading European retailers Migros and Coop.
  • Telecommunications & Utilities: Expanets, CMGI, Cobb Electric Membership Corporation , Teracom (a leading Swedish telecom company).
  • Manufacturing: Canon, Pfizer, Volvo, Coty, Siemens, Thompson Training and Simulation.
  • Services & Media: ABC News, Crossair, Reed Connections Ltd. (a UK-based executive recruiting company).
  • Education & Government: Zurich Airport, Westminster College.

"The fact that we are winning new blue-chip clients as well as fulfilling repeat orders from established customers, speaks directly to the value of our products," said Robert Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. "Quite simply, ON Command CCM is a robust solution that delivers a superior return on investment. We are the proven choice for enterprises moving to Windows 2000 and Windows XP."

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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