Marimba Assists Customers in Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP Migrations Monday 19 November 2001 PDF Print Marimba Streamlines Migration Process and Reduces Administrative Costs of Ongoing Management 19 November 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced that more than 50 leading enterprises have turned to Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products to help reduce their total cost of ownership for managing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP environments. Fortune 2000 companies such as Barclays Global Investors, Bear Stearns, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Charles Schwab, Deloitte Consulting, HCA Healthcare, Herman Miller, MetLife, Inc., Nuclear Management Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Zhone Technologies are relying on Marimba to assist in the planning of, migration to, and ongoing management of Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. OS Migrations Made Easy Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products provide robust application management functionality across Windows 2000 and legacy Windows platforms, allowing a corporation to perform ongoing management while simultaneously migrating to Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Corporations are able to utilise Marimba's products to help facilitate the entire migration lifecycle, including: * Planning the migration utilising Marimba's Inventory Module to collect hardware, software, and system information * Facilitating data migration, PC personality settings, and disaster recovery images * Managing the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating environment, including application and OS service pack distribution, reporting, logging, and subsequent updates Windows XP Support Many customers have made a strategic decision to bypass Windows 2000 and migrate directly to Windows XP. Marimba now provides these customers with Windows XP support. According to Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba, "Our Desktop/Mobile Management products allow enterprises to seamlessly transition to a fully managed Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system environment. Leading enterprises are relying on our technology to better plan their migrations, track their assets through the migration process, and better manage their infrastructure as a whole." Reducing Hardware, Support, and IT Administration Costs When compared to other vendors, Marimba's distributed and scalable architecture requires less hardware and administrative effort to support a large distributed user base. This allows an enterprise to productively focus its resources during the migration cycle. Marimba's inventory reports can substantially improve the discovery and determination steps that are critical in the successful planning of and migration to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Delivery and activation of other agents to perform personalisation and data capture, OS image migrations, and disaster recovery can be facilitated through Marimba's robust client. Additionally, Marimba's reporting tools can deliver up-to-date information on the status and progress of the migration process. The combination of Marimba's flexible application packaging and version-less updating helps to dramatically reduce the IT administrative manpower required for preparing and successfully deploying applications. Marimba's built-in efficiencies and reliability reduce the amount of time needed to download and install applications and updates when compared to competing products from other systems management vendors. About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. Marimba's Server Management, Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT 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 the above-listed customers' reliance on Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products to help reduce IT costs for, assist in the planning of, migration to and ongoing management of Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating system environments, the superior functionality and performance of Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products as compared to competing products of other systems management vendors, and the ability of Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products to allow enterprises to seamlessly transition to a fully managed Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system environment; the reliance of leading enterprises on Marimba technology to better manage their infrastructure as a whole; certain other technical and performance benefits Marimba's customers expect to achieve with Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products; and the expectation that these customers will make Marimba's products part of their standard infrastructure. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort these customers may require to complete their deployments and Windows 2000 migrations, which could be greater than expected; technical challenges specific to a particular customer implementation, which could impact whether expected benefits are able to be achieved with Marimba's products; and other business factors particular to each customer and Marimba which could impact whether a Marimba customer 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. 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