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New product directly addresses customers’ needs, allowing IT administrators to update and migrate software, operating systems and PCs while automatically preserving personality preferences and maintaining user productivity and satisfaction

Reading, UK. 26th May, 2011 – Numara® Software, Inc., a global leader in service management and PC lifecycle management solutions for IT professionals, today announced the availability of Numara® FootPrints® Migration Manager. Numara recently surveyed its customers in order to get a pulse on the market needs. As a result of those responses, Numara created this newest FootPrints offering which reduces the manual effort and redundancies IT administrators and users face when migrating, updating or provisioning new or repurposed PCs. Through seamless migration of workstations, this solution eliminates the time spent trying to recreate a user’s preferences, increasing overall productivity and significantly reducing costs.

“Businesses are increasingly looking to the IT organisation for innovative ways to increase agility, improve service levels, and minimise disruptions to end users as they roll out new operating systems, upgrade hardware or deploy new applications,” said Matt Dircks, Vice President, Products for Numara Software. “After spending time analysing customer needs, we quickly discovered that current approaches to solving these issues were cumbersome and time consuming. With the introduction of FootPrints Migration Manager, IT administrators are now able to successfully provision a thousand machines just as easily as a single PC – finally alleviating IT from the burden of manually provisioning machines.”

Many organisations are faced with the daunting task of moving to Windows® 7 with the goal of seamlessly migrating to the new OS while keeping costs low and user productivity levels high. FootPrints Migration Manager is a crucial component in the migration process, helping IT administrators reduce the time it takes to securely provision a new desktop, laptop or server. Working hand in hand with any imaging software for OS and software deployments such as FootPrints Deployment Manager or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), FootPrints Migration Manager ensures zero impact to the end user by providing a mirror image of the end user’s machine.

“One of the most burdensome tasks of my job is OS migrations and PC replacements,” said Ben Northway, Systems Administrator at U.S. based law firm, LaMarca & Landry, P.C. “As technology evolves, we’re making changes to our employees’ computers more often than ever before. This task is made even more challenging by the need to migrate users’ preferences, settings and favourites to their new machines. The key was finding a way to automate the OS deployments and PC changes while improving productivity and reducing calls to the IT department. After deploying Numara, I was able to easily migrate and change multiple PCs at the same time. I no longer have to spend time moving computers around and my co-workers are happy. It is a win in my book.”

FootPrints Migration Manager allows IT to capture and inject user personalities into newly created or upgraded Windows PCs without manual intervention. By automatically saving, transferring and preserving PC user states including all of the user’s files as well as desktop, Internet and email preferences, the user’s newly migrated machine becomes a mirror image of the old device. And unlike other user state migration tools on the market, FootPrints Migration Manager provides a GUI-based, automated solution that allows IT to avoid complex command-line tools.

By utilising Numara’s Lifecycle Management solutions to streamline the entire IT asset lifecycle – from purchase to recycle or disposal – the IT department ensures seamless updates, migrations and provisions. Furthermore, FootPrints Migration Manager also leverages Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Organisations that are already using SCCM to implement migration deployments can use FootPrints Migration Manager as a complementary product to ease and expedite the process.

To learn more about how IT administrators can seamlessly migrate their organisation to Windows 7, Numara Software will hold a free webinar on 8th June, 2011 at 16:00 pm UK time 11.00 am ET. To register for the webinar please click here: http://tinyurl.com/3pp2uzv.

To learn more about FootPrints Migration Manager please visit http://www.numarasoftware.co.uk/footprints/migration-managem... or to experience first hand request a 30-day software download at http://www.numarasoftware.co.uk/footprints/request-download/...

To learn about Track-It! PC Migrate, designed to ease the migration burden for the small to medium business help desk, please visit http://www.numarasoftware.co.uk/track-it/pc-migrate/

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About Numara Software

Numara Software is a leading provider of integrated IT management solutions for Desktop Management, PC Lifecycle Management, Security & Compliance, Help Desk and Service Desk. Designed to optimise IT management, Numara FootPrints and Numara Track-it! collectively support more than 50,000 customer sites and nearly 20 million IT assets worldwide. Widely known for our dedicated focus on ease of use and affordability for our customers, our IT solutions deliver fast time-to-value, increased control, and reduced risk for small businesses to large companies. For more information, visit http://www.numarasoftware.co.uk/

For further information:

Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for Numara Software
+44 (0) 118 9001132
paula@c8consulting.co.uk

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