Marimba joins the Microsoft management alliance Program Tuesday 17 April 2001 PDF Print Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Management Alliance (MMA), a vehicle for software developers to obtain assistance in developing excellent products and achieve market success on Microsoft platforms. "Marimba values this opportunity to join the MMA program, because it allows us access to Microsoft's product directions so that we can best 'embrace and extend' their advanced technology," said Kia Behnia, vice president of product marketing for Marimba. "Additionally, being a part of MMA provides us with technical and marketing resources, product guidance, industry knowledge, and further strengthens one of our most critical relationships." "Companies like Marimba can use the Microsoft Management Alliance to learn how to utilise the extensive management technologies that Microsoft has built into Windows operating systems and products," said David Hamilton, director of product management, Management Technologies, Microsoft Corporation. "By taking advantage of these management services, our partners will be able to create even more successful products that meet customer needs in reducing costs and improving system reliability." The Microsoft Management Alliance partner program, launched in October 2000, is a new tool to help hardware and software companies utilise Microsoft's various management technologies and products. Microsoft .NET Management Services is a collection of management technologies and standards within the Windows operating system that developers can incorporate into their management software as well as the different types of networked applications that are being managed. In addition, the inaugural Microsoft Management Alliance partner program will provide technical information and marketing resources for developers and independent software vendors that build applications on top of the .NET Management Services. Any developers or engineers wishing to learn more about Microsoft's management technologies, and how they can use them, are welcome to register at http://www.microsoft.com/management/mma. About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet expertise and core-competencies allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources, increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call +44 118 949 7060, or visit our web site at www.marimba.com. This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements concern, among other things, Marimba's ability to embrace and extend Microsoft's advanced technology and to further its relationship with Microsoft, and certain of the technical and performance benefits end users may expect from Marimba products. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including: the technical challenges specific to Microsoft platforms, which could impact whether end users are able to achieve expected benefits using Marimba products on such platforms; and other business factors particular to Marimba and Microsoft. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Marimba assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. -ends- Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Victoria Bartolome AxiCom UK Direct: +44 (0)20 8600 4659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove, London W6 0LE T: +44 (0)20 8600 4600 F: +44 (0)20 8600 4620 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.