20 August 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems
management solutions built for e-business, today announced that Deloitte
Consulting, one of the world's leading consulting firms, will use Marimba's
Desktop/Mobile Management products to distribute and manage software on
15,000 laptops worldwide. Deloitte Consulting will rely on Marimba to
streamline software distribution in conjunction with its Windows 2000
rollout, reducing costs while achieving its quality-of-service objectives.
"Our team is charged with the rollout of Windows 2000 and subsequent
management of a full suite of custom and shrink-wrapped applications on
laptops located all over the world," said Eric Reoli, manager of Global IT
Infrastructure for Deloitte Consulting. "Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management
products will allow us to proactively distribute updates to our
practitioners' laptops, regardless of location or connection type, and
without disruptions to their service."
Deloitte Consulting will leverage Marimba's core functionality to achieve
its quality-of-service objectives, while containing administration costs.
Marimba's functionality includes dynamic byte-level-differencing, checkpoint
restart, bandwidth throttling, and advanced Windows 2000 functionality, such
as support for MSI packaging.
"The need to effectively manage software applications on large numbers of
geographically distributed endpoints is a difficult challenge that many
enterprises face," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. "We are
pleased that Deloitte Consulting recognised that Marimba's Desktop/Mobile
Management products were capable of meeting that challenge."
About Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte Consulting is one of the world's leading consulting firms,
providing services in all aspects of enterprise transformation, from
strategy and processes to information technology and human resources. The
firm's professionals help clients, from new economy start-ups to Fortune
1000 global organisations, to create, reinvent and defend their business
models by guiding them through the complexities of the evolving digital
economy. Deloitte Consulting is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the
world's leading professional services firms, providing world-class
consulting, assurance and advisory, and tax services through nearly 90,000
people in over 130 countries to nearly one-fifth of the world's largest
companies, public institutions and successful fast-growing companies.
For more information about Deloitte Consulting, visit http://www.dc.com
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change
management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet
expertise allows 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 http://www.marimba.com
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created
by these sections. These forward-looking statements include Deloitte
Consulting's planned use of Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products to
distribute and manage software on 15,000 laptops worldwide, Deloitte
Consulting's streamlining of software distribution in conjunction with its
Windows 2000 rollout, and Deloitte Consulting's expected cost reduction
while achieving its quality-of-service objectives; certain other technical
and performance benefits Deloitte Consulting expects to achieve with
Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products; and the expectation that
Deloitte Consulting will make Marimba's products part of its standard
infrastructure. Those results are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort required to complete
Deloitte Consulting's deployment, which could be greater than expected;
technical challenges specific to Deloitte Consulting's implementation, which
could impact whether Deloitte Consulting is able to achieve expected
benefits with Marimba's products; and other business factors particular to
Deloitte Consulting and Marimba which could impact whether Deloitte
Consulting continues to use Marimba's products in the future. 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
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