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Single-point integration maximizes customers' IT resources and service levels

London, February 4 1999 - PLATINUM technology today expanded its support of multi-vendor platforms by shipping the ProVision Adapter for HP OpenView. Today's effort will provide OpenView customers with single-point integration to PLATINUM ProVision, the modular enterprise management solution addressing applications, databases, desktops, networks, and servers.

PLATINUM is a Hewlett-Packard Global Partner and HP OpenView Premier Partner, and thousands of organisations worldwide use PLATINUM and HP tools together for enterprise management. With the high level of integration between PLATINUM ProVision and HP OpenView IT/Operations (ITO) announced today, customers can more easily control information technology (IT) resources and maximise service levels.

"HP and PLATINUM provide an integrated solution that offers in-depth management functionality," said Oliver Helleboid, general manager of the HP OpenView Software Business Unit. "The ProVision Adapter for HP OpenView demonstrates our joint commitment to helping customers succeed in achieving their IT management goals."

"Customers expect their enterprise management solutions to deploy quickly and improve their return on investment. Today's announcement demonstrates PLATINUM’s ability to easily integrate PLATINUM ProVision with existing solutions," said Chip McAvoy, vice president of ProVision marketing at PLATINUM. "IT managers appreciate comprehensive solutions and, with PLATINUM ProVision and HP OpenView, they can address the broad and diverse set of management challenges they face."

Seamless Integration Between ProVision and HP OpenView
The PLATINUM ProVision Adapter for HP OpenView ITO 4.0 automatically enables all ProVision tools within the ITO environment. Administrators no longer have to install individual adapters or configure additional complex integration components to enable each of those products for use in ITO. Also, since PLATINUM ProVision utilizes high-level Application Programming Interface (API) and integration components for ITO, administrators no longer need to maintain individual SNMP configuration files for servers, databases, and PC desktops. This single point of integration allows customers to leverage their investment in HP OpenView ITO while significantly reducing both the cost and complexity of adding, maintaining, and upgrading PLATINUM management tools.

About PLATINUM ProVision
ProVision is PLATINUM's modular enterprise management solution covering applications, databases, desktops, networks, and servers. The solution is comprised of market-proven tools integrated using a set of common services called POEMS (PLATINUM Open Enterprise Management Services). These common services form a component architecture that ensures reliability, scalability, and consistency across the tools. Because of the component design, customers can implement tools using a modular approach, gaining the benefit of integration as multiple tools are deployed. With tightly integrated tools, ProVision improves the availability and security of the infrastructure and the productivity and responsiveness of the IT staff. ProVision tools are packaged and priced separately. ProVision tools can be used standalone, with other ProVision tools, or with HP OpenView and Tivoli TME (the ProVision Adapter for Tivoli TME was announced July 13,1998). In addition, PLATINUM's Global Consulting Organization's proven expertise in delivering infrastructure management services, combined with HP's consolidation services, help ensure customers achieve a high return on investment.

About HP OpenView
HP is one of the world's largest providers of integrated network-, application , storage-, security-, deployment- and service-management solutions. HP OpenView solutions are at work in more than 100,000 multivendor distributed computing environments worldwide. Together with offerings from more than 200 partners, HP OpenView offers a complete portfolio of services and management solutions on all major platforms.

About PLATINUM technology International, inc.
PLATINUM technology International, inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, had 1997 revenues of $739 million. PLATINUM provides software and services that help IT organizations manage and improve the IT infrastructure. Solutions include database and systems management, data warehousing and decision support, application lifecycle, Internet commerce, and Year 2000 reengineering. For information visit http://www.platinum.com.

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For further press information please contact:

Harriet O'Neill
Countrywide Porter Novelli
Telephone: 0171 584 0122
Email: harriet.o'neill@cwidepn.com

For reader enquiries
Platinum's ProVision Adapter for HP OpenView runs on HP-UX, IBM AIX, Microsoft NT, and Sun Solaris. It is now available through PLATINUM technology as well as OpenView and ProVision integrators. For information, call 01344 786 792.

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