Leading Hotel Operator Selects
ON Technology Solution
to Manage Mission-Critical PCs Remotely
in Motel 6, Studio 6 and Red Roof Inn Properties and
ON Command CCM® allows Accor
North America to deliver higher quality customer service
and superior support for employees, while significantly
reducing IT costs
MA (October 8, 2002)- - ON Technology (NASDAQ:ONTC),
a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure management
solutions, today announced that Accor North America
has chosen ON Command CCM® and ON Command Discovery®
to remotely manage 2,000 workstations in over 1,000
hotel properties as well as in its corporate facility.
Accor has also purchased the ON Command MSI Package
Wizard to accelerate its migration to next-generation
Windows 2000/XP-based applications.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
Accor North America operates more than 1,200 upscale
and economy properties including the nationwide economy
leaders Motel 6, Studio 6 and Red Roof Inns and the
upscale Sofitel and Novotel hotel locations in the U.S.,
Mexico and Canada.
Accor will be using ON Technology's
solution to reduce significantly the time and expense
of maintaining remote hotel workstations, which are
geographically dispersed and connected via a mixture
of high- and low-speed network connections. In particular,
Accor will be using ON Technology's industry-leading
management solution to:
- Implement one-click disaster
recovery for remote hotel workstations,
- Efficiently deploy mission-critical
software including employee time and attendance applications,
vital updates such as Microsoft security patches and
anti-virus signatures, and productivity applications
like Microsoft Office 2000 and Internet Explorer,
- Fully automate its planned migration
to Windows 2000/XP.
Unlike conventional management
solutions that can only be used to deploy applications
and content, ON Command CCM is the only enterprise-class
system that offers end-to-end lifecycle management,
including unattended operating system deployments and
one-click disaster recovery for remote workstations.
ON Command CCM also allows distributed enterprises like
Accor to manage all workstations easily from a single
centralized console, including WAN-connected remote
or mobile workstations as well as LAN-connected systems
in corporate facilities.
"We selected ON Technology
because of our commitment to the highest quality customer
service and superior employee support," said William
Garr, Director of IT Network Services of Accor North
America. "ON Command CCM is a robust and comprehensive
solution that will allow us to significantly reduce
the total cost of ownership and further enhance the
Accor competitive advantage."
By instantaneously pushing operating
systems, applications, and updated content over Accor's
existing network infrastructure - from centralized servers
- ON Command CCM will eliminate the need for technicians
to travel to remote locations to install software or
rebuild malfunctioning systems. As a result, ON's advanced
solution reduces IT costs significantly, minimizes downtime
for mission-critical workstations, and provides a powerful
management infrastructure for ongoing updates and Help
Desk support that enhance market responsiveness and
"We are pleased to welcome
Accor North America, a leader in the hospitality industry,
to the ON Technology family of enterprise customers,"
said Robert L. Doretti, Chairman, President and CEO
of ON Technology. "We look forward to providing
Accor with world-class software and services that provide
rapid return on investment in support of their strategic
Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Accor North America
operates more than 1,200 upscale and economy properties
including nationwide economy leaders Red Roof Inns,
Motel 6 and Studio 6 and the upscale Sofitel and mid-scale
Novotel hotel locations in the U.S. and Canada.
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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