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ON Technology Signs ePlus Technology as New Reseller Partner; Announces First Joint Customer

Partnership with $230 Million Solution Integrator Increases Ability of ON Technology to Penetrate Public, Education and Healthcare Sectors

Waltham, MA (Aug. 28, 2003) – ON Technology (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions, today announced the formalization of its partnership with ePlus Technology (ePlus), the $230 million technology division and wholly-owned subsidiary of Herdon, VA-based ePlus Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS). The partnership allows ePlus to resell the
ON iCommand™ Suite and provide pre- and after-sale service to its clients worldwide; ePlus will also include ON iCommand as part of its consulting, implementation and support services. The agreement further extends ON Technology’s reach into the education, healthcare and public sectors. The Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey’s Department of Law & Public Safety purchased ON iCommand in ON Technology’s second quarter of 2003, and is the first joint customer of this partnership.

ePlus is a leading provider of Enterprise Cost Management software and services. With a presence in more than 36 markets, a wide spectrum of clients (including Fortune 1000, educational and medical institutions, small to mid-size companies and government agencies) turn to ePlus for technology strategy, planning, acquisition, implementation and ongoing support. ePlus chose to include ON iCommand as a complement to its offerings due to the suite’s strong feature set and market traction.

Josh Montone, Director of Sales for ePlus Technology, commented, “Since we provide end-to-end technology solutions, our clients look to us to provide the leading technologies and unsurpassed support that enable more efficient operations. We chose to incorporate ON iCommand into our offering because its open, flexible and extensible architecture fits our business model of providing value-added services that tailor our solutions to the specific needs of our customers. Adding ON iCommand to our product portfolio gives us an important competitive edge in helping our customers manage operational costs and increase the security and reliability of their infrastructure.”

With ON iCommand, IT departments can now perform critical management functions on thousands of remote devices simultaneously, over any type of network. ON offers a single unified solution for fast, reliable, push-based deployment of operating systems, applications and service packs, plus one-click disaster recovery, network inventory and software license management. ON’s solution uniquely allows IT to leverage investments in tools such as Ghost, SMS, Wise, WinInstall, and ZEN packages, and supports Windows, Linux & UNIX platforms.

“With their proven track record with companies and organizations in the public sector and markets such as education, finance and healthcare, we are pleased to welcome ePlus to our family of value added resellers and system integrators,” said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology. “ePlus’s vast experience with planning and developing IT solutions enables it to help its clients align IT to business priorities and business success. Together ePlus and ON Technology will be able to penetrate our target markets further and give client companies the edge they need in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.”

About ePlus inc. and ePlus Technology, Inc.
A leading provider of Web-based e-procurement, asset management, financing, leasing, sourcing, and eContent technology and services, ePlus delivers comprehensive and high-value business solutions. The ePlus suite of products and services, including Procure+, Manage+, Finance+, Content+, and ePlusMarket, helps businesses dynamically streamline, improve and gain management control of spending and fixed assets. ePlus solutions integrate and automate each aspect of the supply chain process from requisition to approval, fulfillment, financing and asset management, delivering the highest return on investment.

ePlus Technology, Inc., the technology division and wholly-owned subsidiary of ePlus, inc., is recognized as a leader in providing complete technology solutions to a wide spectrum of clients including Fortune 1000, educational and medical institutions, small to mid-size companies, and government agencies.

Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has more than 30 locations in the US. For more information, visit, call 800-827-5711 or email to

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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