Covansys Selects ON Technology
Solution to Manage 3,000 Mobile & Remote Workstations
Worldwide & Automate Strategic Roll-Out of Windows
Leading Consulting Services Company
Lowers IT Costs While Providing More Efficient and
Responsive Support for Mobile & Remote Professionals
in 23 Offices Worldwide
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
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: www.covansys.com.
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.
Gerald Kimber White
Allen & Caron Inc.
ON Technology, ON Command, and ON Command CCM are registered trademarks, and the ON logo and ON iCommand are trademarks of ON Technology Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names and trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
The statements in this press release that relate to ON Technology’s future plans, events and performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, including the current weakness in the global economy, demand for the Company’s products and services, performance of the Company’s direct and indirect distribution channels, competitive pressures, market acceptance of the Company’s new products and technologies, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in ON Technology’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2003 filed in November 2003. Actual results and performance may differ materially due to these and other factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. ON Technology undertakes no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
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