ON Technology Replaces Microsoft
SMS at Top German Bank
Leading organization selects ON
Command CCM to reduce costs
and enhance availability of business-critical applications
MA, June 20, 2001
– ON Technology (Nasdaq NM: ONTC), a leading provider
of remote software management solutions, announced today
that Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), one
of Germany’s ten largest banks, has purchased
ON Command CCM™ to centrally manage its 2,500-seat
PC environment and automate the bank’s enterprise-wide
migration to Windows 2000. ON Command CCM was chosen
to replace Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
According to KfW, the bank’s
move from Microsoft SMS to ON Command CCM was necessary
because SMS lacks the critical ability to deploy operating
systems, whereas ON Command CCM is able to deploy operating
systems as well as applications. This is a significant
advantage because it allows IT to manage the entire
PC lifecycle from centralized consoles, including common
scenarios such as unattended roll-outs of new PCs, migrations
to new operating systems, and disaster recovery situations
in which PCs must be quickly rebuilt due to corruption
or accidental misconfiguration.
ON Command CCM will be used to
manage more than 90 software applications over the bank’s
corporate network, including its line-of-business banking
applications as well as standard productivity applications
such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
“We manage PCs in nine buildings
in Frankfurt alone, and are unable to send out a service
technician every time a problem arises. Since ON Command
CCM supports automated disaster recovery and automated
installation of both operating systems and applications,
it reduces our workload greatly,” explained Hans-Peter
Fuchs, who is responsible for software distribution
and PC installation at KfW.
Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President
and CEO of ON Technology, commented, “We’re
pleased by KfW’s selection of ON Technology to
enhance the efficiency of their IT infrastructure, and
we look forward to working closely with them. This competitive
win highlights the unique and innovative technology
provided by our solutions for leading enterprise organizations
such as KfW.”
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is a state-owned
development bank. With its loan programs and its export
and project finance activities, KfW sees itself as a
promotional bank for the German economy. With a balance
sheet of EUR 223 billion, it is one of Germany’s
ten largest banks, employing approximately 2,500 people
at locations in Frankfurt and Berlin.
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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