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Leading Management Service Provider (MSP)
Selects ON Technology Platform

Digica Inc. Delivers Cost-Effective Remote IT Services with ON Command CCM

Waltham, MA, October 17, 2000 – ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a leading provider of remote software delivery solutions, today announced that Digica Inc. has selected ON Command CCM(TM) as the core platform for its remote management service offering. Digica, which offers a range of IT outsourcing services tailored to meet customers' needs, is using ON Command CCM to deliver MSP (Management Service Provider) services over the network to remote desktops and servers located at its customer sites. Deploying ON Command CCM from its centralized 24x7 Support Centers helps Digica lower the operational costs of delivering faster Help Desk response times to its customers. ON Command CCM has been judged by industry analysts, reviewers, enterprise IT managers and service providers as the best unattended solution for remotely delivering business-critical software across the extended enterprise.

"IT managers know that desktop and server management is painful, and our MSP service alleviates that pain while allowing IT organizations to focus on their primary business objectives,'' said Chris Turner, Executive Vice-President, Digica Inc. "ON Command CCM is an absolutely first-class platform for unattended network-based remote management and without it, we would simply be unable to cost-effectively deliver the high level of service quality that our customers expect.''

With ON Command CCM, service providers such as Digica are dramatically reducing the cost of delivering remote IT services by eliminating the need to send technicians to remote sites. As a result, Digica is now able to offer subscription-based desktop management for as little $53 per month per desktop -- well below the actual cost to support desktops in-house. In addition, support call duration is significantly reduced -- making end-users happier and more productive - because all software-related support tasks are executed remotely, while new operating systems, applications, upgrades and fixes can be rolled out in hours rather than weeks.

With this announcement, ON Technology joins a family of market-leading Digica partners including Dell Computer, Compaq, Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, HP, and IBM/Lotus. Digica's customer base includes the New York Times, Dow Jones & Company, Johnson & Johnson, Philips-Van Heusen, UUNET, and Hexcel Corporation.

"Digica thoroughly understands the challenge of delivering outsourced management services, and their selection of ON Command CCM validates our position as the market and technology leader in this space,'' said Phil Neray, vice-president of marketing, ON Technology. ``Our unique full lifecycle approach helps MSPs increase customer satisfaction and loyalty while providing them with a recurring source of high-margin revenues from ongoing management services.''

About Digica Inc.
Digica Inc. is a member of the DCS Group Plc, a leading international supplier of computer systems and services with 1999 revenues of $230 million and over 1,730 employees in 35 locations worldwide. The company offers a range of outsourcing services tailored to meet customers' demands, including remote desktop management, ASP hosting for software vendors, Web hosting, and midrange server facilities management. Digica's objective is to help customers with their business goals by providing end-to-end business and technology management solutions. The company's state-of-the-art resource facilities accommodate every aspect of the enterprise, from providing call center functionality to managing servers around the clock, as well as remotely managing an entire network around the world.

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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