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PowerQuest's Drive Image Pro selected by Computacenter for Deploying Windows Workstations

Reading, England - Nov. 07, 2000 - PowerQuest® UK Ltd., a provider of proven solutions for storage management, today announced that Drive Image Pro will be used by Computacenter to provide its customers with a fast, robust and flexible way of configuring their desktop and laptop computers as part of the software build process. This agreement will enable Computacenter to configure its customers’ machines using Drive Image images regardless of whether or not customers have a software license for an imaging product.

Phil Atkinson, Corporate Sales Manager, PowerQuest UK Ltd., said, “I’m delighted that Computacenter has agreed to offer a service to its customers that centres around the use of PowerQuest technology. Computacenter is the first to partner with PowerQuest for this service in the UK.”

This is a two step agreement that allows Computacenter to not only configure its customer’s machines, but to also offer a Drive Image Pro license that will cover each machine throughout its full life-cycle.

John Joslin, Computacenter’s Director of Supply Chain Services, said, “Our agreement with PowerQuest will simplify the licensing process for our customers, our account teams and other areas of the business.”

Computacenter tested three products over a period of many months before selecting PowerQuest. John Joslin explained, “We found that PowerQuest’s Drive Image Pro offered a suite of utilities that fulfilled all of the criteria requested by Computacenter's Configuration group. Drive Image Pro delivers speed and accuracy of image upload and download whilst preserving data and optimizations. The other utilities included with Drive Image Pro give us the ability to manipulate partitions and create application packets. These factors, combined with ease of use and a high level of technical support from PowerQuest, made our decision that much easier.

This announcement coincides with the latest release of PowerQuest’s management, deployment and protection solutions, PartitionMagic 6.0, ServerMagic 4.0 for NetWare, ServerMagic 4.0 for Windows NT, Drive Image Pro 4.0, Drive Image 4.0 and SecondChance 2.07.

About Computacenter
Computacenter is the largest UK-owned distributed IT systems and services company. The company provides a full range of value added services at each stage of the technology life cycle; from the planning and requisition of appropriate technology, through its implementation within a company’s existing infrastructure to its subsequent support and management. This modular offering is designed to give customers the flexibility to choose one, several or all of the services as, and when, required. Phil Atkinson Phil Atkinson corporate and government clients are served by a network of 30 branch offices across the UK, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium and, through the international joint venture ICG, at locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. Visit Computacenter's website at http://www.computacenter.com.

About PowerQuest UK Ltd.
PowerQuest UK Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PowerQuest Corporation. PowerQuest Corporation, a leading software developer and technology pioneer, provides proven solutions to simplify complex storage management issues. PowerQuest is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with offices in Austin, Texas; Munich, Germany; and Reading. For more information, see www.powerquest.com, call 01189 450200 or send e-mail to uksales@powerquest.com.

About PowerQuest
PowerQuest Corporation is a global provider of automated deployment and recovery solutions for corporations and individual users. Based on the company's Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) technology and Active State Management (ASM) architecture, PowerQuest products and services simplify the management of storage throughout the technology lifecycle. PowerQuest products are available directly from the company and throughout a network of partners in more than 34 countries. www.powerquest.com


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