Getronics and ON Technology
Form Strategic Partnership
for Enterprise Infrastructure Management
Leading global provider of IT
solutions and services chooses ON Technology products
to reduce IT costs, accelerate Windows 2000/XP roll-outs,
and implement robust remote desktop & server management
MA (September 16, 2002)- - ON Technology (Nasdaq:ONTC),
a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management
solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with
Getronics (Euronext Amsterdam:GTN). Under the agreement,
Getronics, one of the world's leading providers of solutions
and services to professional users of Information and
Communication Technology, will now market, resell, and
support ON Technology's complete product line to its
worldwide customer base. In addition, Getronics, with
over 28,000 employees in over 30 countries, will employ
ON Technology's products in its own worldwide Enterprise
Service Centres. The new relationship has already yielded
a major sale by Getronics to a large European end-user.
ON Command CCM, ON Technology's flagship product, will
be used by Getronics enterprise customers to speed-up
Windows 2000 and Windows XP roll-outs, deploy mission-critical
applications, and implement disaster recovery and security
management, while lowering ongoing IT costs.
Getronics chose ON Technology after
an in-depth evaluation of competitive solutions for
software management and deployment. ON Command CCM®
was selected based on its technological leadership and
comprehensive enterprise capabilities.
Unlike conventional management solutions, ON Command
CCM is the only enterprise-class system that offers
full lifecycle management, including unattended operating
system installations and one-click disaster recovery.
ON Command CCM also allows distributed enterprises to
easily manage all of their users from a single centralized
console, including both LAN-connected users as well
as remote and mobile users.
"We are constantly looking
for ways to deliver more and better service against
an competitive and attractive price to our enterprise
clients. ON Technology has shown their capabilities
in terms of delivering and supporting best-in-class
technology that allow us to deliver the services our
clients ask for," said Harry Bijsterbosch, Global
Director NetWorkPlace, Getronics. "Based on balanced
scorecard principles the solutions from ON Technology
simply showed to be the best. ON's open and scalable
platform delivers important strategic and tactical benefits
to our enterprise clients as well as to ourselves."
"We're pleased to have been
selected by Getronics to enhance their competitive advantage
and world-class service capabilities," said Robert
L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO of ON Technology.
"As enterprise IT environments become even more
distributed and complex, IT organizations will increasingly
turn to service providers and systems integrators like
Getronics for outsourced services that increase the
reliability and availability of their IT infrastructure
while reducing costs. This represents a major market
opportunity for ON Technology."
With more than 28,000 employees in over 30 countries,
Getronics is one of the world's leading providers of
vendor independent solutions and services to professional
users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Through consulting, integrating, implementing and managing
Infrastructure Solutions and Business Solutions, Getronics
helps many of the world's largest global and local organizations
to maximize the value of their technology investment
and improve interaction with their customers. Getronics'
headquarters is in Amsterdam, with regional head offices
in Boston, Singapore and Washington DC. Getronics' shares
are traded on Euronext Amsterdam ('GTN'). For further
information about Getronics, visit www.getronics.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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