1E WakeUp(TM) and Nomad Enterprise Software Used By Microsoft for Added Windows Management Abilities

1E, a leading provider of Windows management software and services, today announced at the TechEd EMEA 2008 conference that Microsoft has signed an agreement to license 1E WakeUp 5.5 and Nomad Enterprise across more than 200,000 desktop PCs used within Microsoft.
 
1E Nomad reduces the number of servers required for branch offices and low bandwidth locations as well as providing advanced internet management capabilities for the desktop and mobile client estate. PC availability and reliability is also critical to employees as unmanaged PCs are an expensive problem. It therefore pays to ensure management clients remain operational and 1E WakeUp solves this challenge. WakeUp's Computer Health functionality periodically runs tests and applies fixes designed to improve availability, reliability and performance as tests can be tailored to match desktop build and applications. 1E WakeUp groups problem machines and if configured to do so, automatically starts a repair.
 
Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E remarked, "1E and Microsoft have been working together for over a decade to deliver solutions to our mutual customers that reduce the cost of managing Windows environments. We are delighted to continue building our strong partnership with Microsoft and throughout this project have worked collaboratively together, to further improve Computer Health functionality provided through our 1E WakeUp 5.5 solution. The addition of Nomad Enterprise will enable Microsoft to reduce the number of servers across their organization and better manage their clients over the internet in a highly cost effective manner."
 
"The System Center suite delivers centralized systems management capabilities for the enterprise which are further extended by partners such as 1E, whom we have worked closely with over the years on the development of solutions," said Brad Anderson, general manager, Management and Services Division at Microsoft Corp. "After internally testing the 1E software across 60,000 of our own corporate computers, we licensed it for our own deployment to extend our desktop management capabilities within our infrastructure."
 
About 1E
 
1E is a global Windows Management software and services company. Our expertise in providing leading-edge automation solutions, which reduce complexity, management costs and power consumption, has earned us the trust and confidence of over 10 million users across 1,050 businesses in 42 countries worldwide. Customers include Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross, British Airways, Dell Inc., HSBC, ING Investment Management, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Nestle, Reed Elsevier, SABMiller, Syngenta, the US Air Force on behalf of the Pentagon and Verizon Wireless. Please visit www.1e.com.
 
Posted on Business Wire: Thursday, 6 November 2008