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ON Technology Receives New Customer Orders in Europe

ON Gains Traction with Managed Services Providers and Resellers in Benelux Region

Waltham, Mass. (May 14, 2003) - ON Technology (NASDAQ:ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced that it has recently been selected by a number of new European customers in the Benelux region. A number of the orders were obtained via ON’s managed services partners and reseller partners, including Dell Computer, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Getronics.

The new customers include:

  • Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, a unit of Akzo Nobel Coatings, purchased ON’s software and configuration management solution in the current quarter. Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, based in the Netherlands, will use ON’s full product suite to provide unattended management for desktops and laptops in its head office as well as in its Dutch subsidiary.


  • Grontmij, a leading global engineering consultancy firm, purchased ON software in the current quarter via Dell Computer, an ON Technology reseller partner.


  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, an ON Technology partner, purchased ON software in the first quarter of 2003. CGE&Y acquired the software to deliver managed desktop services to its outsourcing clients, as well as for internal use in managing PCs for its 6,500 employees in the Dutch subsidiary.


  • Getronics Belgium, a new ON Technology partner, purchased ON software in the first quarter 2003. The software is being used to provide outsourced managed services to Getronics’ enterprise clients.


  • Wegener, a major Dutch publishing company, acquired ON’s solution in the first quarter of 2003. Wegener is using the ON software to manage a large-scale thin-client environment based on Citrix.
These new customers join a number of existing customers in the Benelux region including Pink Roccade Business Online Services, an outsourced managed services provider for clients such as the City of Amsterdam, and Solectron Netherlands B.V, a manufacturing company.

“The momentum in our Benelux operation demonstrates the power of working closely with key service providers and reseller partners to deliver our unique solution to enterprise organizations,” said Robert L. Doretti, chairman, president and CEO of ON Technology. “We look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver world-class products and support that help our joint customers achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals.”

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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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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