Implements ON Technology Solution to Manage 10,000-Seat Corporate and Retail Infrastructure
Industry-Leading Software & Asset Management
Solution to Enhance Operational Efficiency and Enable Real-Time
Response to Business Changes
Mass. (May 27, 2003) - ON Technology Corporation
(NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure
management solutions, today announced that OfficeMax,
Inc. (NYSE: OMX) has successfully begun its implementation
of ON Technology’s software solution to manage
its entire retail and corporate PC infrastructure. The
implementation includes managing 10,000-plus systems
such as retail Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, Internet
kiosks, CopyMax® workstations, and store manager
workstations in nearly 1,000 superstores, as well as
PCs throughout the OfficeMax corporate environment.
The ON Technology
software management offering helps OfficeMax respond
quickly to market and technology changes by deploying
real-time critical updates – such as price changes
and security patches – from a single centralized
location to any device across its network. OfficeMax
is also using ON Command Discovery, ON’s asset
management solution powered by Centennial Discovery
from Centennial U.K. Ltd., to automatically discover
and track IT assets. In addition, ON’s remote
control solution, ON Command Remote, is being used by
OfficeMax to enable rapid resolution of end-user problems
from the corporate Help Desk.
The ON Technology solution will
also be used to rapidly deploy software to desktops
and mobile laptops across the company’s corporate
infrastructure, including software such as line-of-business
applications, productivity applications and corporate
data, as well as operating systems and security patches.
“We are extremely pleased
to be working with OfficeMax on this major strategic
deployment,” said Robert Doretti, Chairman, President
and CEO of ON Technology. “Our unique ability
to meet the needs of large retail organizations is validated
by the many retailers worldwide that have chosen our
innovative technology for unattended management of hundreds
of thousands of retail devices, PCs and servers. We
worked closely with OfficeMax’s IT organization
to understand its needs and demonstrate our unique capabilities,
and look forward to a long relationship providing outstanding
support and service.”
Retailers Leverage ON Technology Solutions
In addition to OfficeMax, ON Technology’s retail
customer base includes world-class retailers such as
The Home Depot in the U.S. as well as COOP and Charles
Vogele in Europe. The company also has a strategic partnership
with Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, a leading provider
of point-of-sale (POS) hardware, software and infrastructure
management services, to jointly target the retail market.
OfficeMax is a joint customer of both ON Technology
Critical Updates While Minimizing Bandwidth Usage
ON software solution will be used to deploy critical
operating systems, applications, and store data across
OfficeMax’s Wide Area Network (WAN), while dynamically
adjusting network usage to preserve scarce bandwidth
for crucial store traffic such as credit card authorizations
and customer-facing applications.
- In particular, the ON solution will be used to:
Rapidly provision both new and legacy POS systems
with the Microsoft Windows® XP Embedded operating
system and the Fujitsu GlobalSTORE® application.
- Integrate with OfficeMax’s SAP AG system
to instantly deploy pricing and marketing updates
in real-time to all stores.
- Instantly deploy critical software updates such
as security patches, new versions of credit card verification
software, and updated drivers for POS hardware such
as touch screens and card scanners.
- Discover and track hardware assets, monitor software
license compliance, track software usage, and immediately
identify whenever a device has been moved or re-configured.
OfficeMax serves its customers through nearly 1,000
superstores, e-commerce Web sites and direct-mail catalogs.
The Company has operations in the United States, Canada,
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. In
addition to offering office products, business machines
and related items, OfficeMax superstores feature CopyMax
and FurnitureMax, store-within-a-store modules devoted
exclusively to “print-for-pay” services
and office furniture. The Company also reaches customers
in the United States with an offering of over 40,000
items through its award winning e-commerce site, OfficeMax.com,
its direct-mail catalogs and its outside sales force,
all of which are serviced by its three PowerMax distribution
facilities, 17 delivery centers and two national customer
call and contact centers.
Centennial is a leading supplier of technology inventory
management solutions to major organizations around the
world. With more than 2 million licenses of Centennial
audit products sold, it is one of the best selling products
in its class. Centennial Discovery is the latest evolution
in the audit product range that adds unique features
to allow companies to locate, audit and track all the
changes to their corporate IT assets. For more information
please consult www.centennial.co.uk
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.
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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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