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Covansys Selects ON Technology Solution to Manage 3,000 Mobile & Remote Workstations Worldwide & Automate Strategic Roll-Out of Windows XP

Leading Consulting Services Company Lowers IT Costs While Providing More Efficient and Responsive Support for Mobile & Remote Professionals in 23 Offices Worldwide

Waltham, MA (May 2, 2002) - ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Covansys Corporation (Nasdaq:CVNS), a global consulting and technology services company, has selected ON Command CCM® to provide centralized management for Covansys' 3,000 PCs and laptops distributed across 23 offices worldwide.

Unlike conventional management solutions that can only be used to deploy applications and content, ON Command CCM is the only enterprise-class system that offers end-to-end lifecycle management including unattended operating system deployments and one-click disaster recovery for remote workstations.

Covansys will also be using ON's advanced management solution to automate its enterprise-wide roll-out of Windows XP and efficiently deploy ongoing updates for its business-critical Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

"We selected ON Technology to replace our previous software vendor after conducting a rigorous evaluation of other competitive solutions," said John Talieri, CIO, Covansys. "ON Technology offered the most comprehensive solution for efficiently supporting a highly-distributed workforce of mobile and remote professionals."

By instantaneously pushing operating systems, applications, security patches, and updated content such as price list information over Covansys' existing network infrastructure - from centralized servers - ON Command CCM eliminates the need for technicians to travel to remote locations to install software or rebuild malfunctioning systems. As a result, ON's innovative solution significantly reduces IT costs, maximizes uptime, and provides a powerful management infrastructure for ongoing updates and Help Desk support that greatly enhances end-user productivity and overall customer responsiveness.

Mr. Talieri added, "In addition to ON Command CCM's unique ability to deploy operating systems, we were especially impressed with its Web-enabled self-service capabilities and file-level differencing technology, which now enable our users to immediately receive the latest business-critical software, even when they're connected over low-speed dial-up networks."

ON Command CCM offers a Web-enabled "self-service IT" or "e-Support" module called ON iCommand™, which allows remote end-users to download and install applications from the convenience of their Web browsers, using automated and corporate-approved installation procedures. With iCommand, IT administrators create group policies that determine which users and groups have access to specific applications and content. iCommand then uses this information to dynamically publish a list of approved software on corporate Web servers, based on each end-user's identity, which is automatically detected by the program.

"We are honored to have been chosen by Covansys, a worldwide leader in IT consulting, to provide them with this business-critical technology," said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. "We look forward to supporting Covansys with world-class software and services that provide rapid return on investment in support of their strategic technology initiatives."

In addition to its purchase of 3,000 ON Command CCM licenses, Covansys also purchased an equal number of ON Command Remote™ licenses for Help Desk support as well as Centennial Discovery® licenses for hardware/software inventory and software license management.

About Covansys Corporation
Headquartered in Michigan, Covansys Corporation (Nasdaq: CVNS) is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. Our clients gain competitive advantage by leveraging our unique on-site, offsite, offshore delivery capability to achieve rapid deployment, world-class quality and reduced costs. Since being founded in1985, Covansys has successfully delivered an array of innovative and cost-effective business and technical solutions to leaders in the private and public sector. Our 4,400 employees offer a professional heritage spanning Old World legacy systems and the New Economy's leading-edge technologies. Covansys has 23 locations, including six development centers worldwide. Covansys offers one of the largest offshore capabilities among U.S.-based technology services providers, and two of the company's three wholly owned development centers in India are SEI CMMâ Level 5 certified. Covansys was named one of the top 500 solution providers in North America in 2001 by VARBusiness magazine. Visit our web site:

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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