InstallShield® Announces Snapshot-Free Repackaging

For the Fastest and Most Reliable Software Migration to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., August 21, 2002 — InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software-packaging and installation-deployment solutions, today announced the availability of AdminStudio 3.5, the fastest and most reliable solution for handling the tasks associated with preparing software for enterprise deployment to Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems. AdminStudio provides a Windows Installer-based solution for repackaging applications, direct conversion of legacy packages, customizing MSI packages, MSI validation, and application conflict solving.

AdminStudio 3.5 is now enhanced with the revolutionary InstallMonitor™ technology, eliminating the time-consuming snapshot process by directly monitoring and capturing software installations for repackaging into the Windows Installer format. Also added to this release is the ability to directly import WinINSTALL software packages for direct conversion, and integrated Marimba deployment.

“Organizations that are moving to Windows 2000 or Windows XP are experiencing significant cost-of-ownership benefits by using AdminStudio to migrate, configure, and standardize their software deployment packages,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO, InstallShield Software Corporation. “Further benefiting IT service levels, AdminStudio also supplies an enterprise-scalable database solution for identifying and solving application conflicts. Simply put, AdminStudio provides the best way to modify vendor-supplied software packages for automated distribution.”

Fastest and Most Reliable Repackaging

The enhanced Repackager in version 3.5 allows zero-footprint software repackaging, which in addition to the improved exclusion options and precise COM object registration capabilities, provides the most accurate and reliable software repackaging solution available in the industry today.

State-of-the-Art Package Customization, Editing, and Validation

AdminStudio provides a full suite of capabilities for handling every step of the Windows Installer package conversion or modification process, and includes all the capabilities of InstallShield’s premier installation authoring solution — InstallShield Developer — within AdminStudio. However, AdminStudio’s special easy-to-use features, wizards, and integrated tools are specially designed to suit the needs of Systems Administrators. Plus, AdminStudio’s Developer module now enables greater control over MSIs for installing software within secured-user environments, allows system-searching to check for specific files or program applications, and now accepts standard InstallShield Developer product updates. Legacy software packages built using SMS, and ZENworks®, can be directly imported into AdminStudio for quick MSI validation and conversion. Plus, AdminStudio 3.5 now supports direct import and conversion of WinINSTALL projects.

Enterprise Scalable Application Conflict Solving

AdminStudio is available in both Standard and Professional editions. AdminStudio Professional customers gain the advantage of application conflict solving using the enterprise scalable ConflictSolver technology. Version 3.5 improves upon this industry-leading capability by enabling Application Grouping for more powerful and robust conflict detection, plus the operating system snapshot capability has been greatly enhanced for a faster baseline import when checking your Windows Installer-based applications for conflicts.

Integrated Distribution

Package Deployment is made easier through AdminStudioÂ’s many distribution options including: creating administrator installations, generating standard MSI files for use with any current software deployment solution, building Web-based distributions, creating Marimba channels, and much more.

Other version 3.5 enhancements include: enhanced conflict detection and resolution, workflow tool interoperability, simplified distribution support, task-based wizards for repackaging, importing setups, isolating applications, and 40+ other tasks, and much more.

AdminStudio Pricing and Availability (US)

AdminStudio is available immediately in two editions. AdminStudio 3.5 Professional (including ConflictSolver) is available for $2,899. Upgrades for existing owners of AdminStudio Professional are available for $999. AdminStudio 3.5 Standard is available for $1,399. Upgrades for existing owners of AdminStudio Standard are available for $599.

A subscription plan is available for $999 for the Professional Edition and $599 for the Standard Edition, providing customers with all product upgrades for a period of one year from date of purchase. The product can be evaluated and ordered from, or by calling (847) 466-4000 or (800) 374-4353. It also is available through a network of US and international authorized resellers and distributors worldwide. InstallShield offers comprehensive Professional Services including Windows 2000/Windows XP Application Migration, Consulting, and Training. For more information, visit

About InstallShield Software Corp.

InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software-distribution and installation-deployment solutions. Founded in 1987, the privately held, global company is consistently recognized as the authority in software deployment technologies. InstallShield has received over 50 industry awards for its products. Ranked by Media Metrix, Inc. as the sixth-most-frequently-owned PC software, InstallShield powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and more than 100,000 corporate and commercial software developers and digital content providers worldwide. InstallShield's key customers and strategic partners include Adobe, Computer Associates Intl., IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems. InstallShield is headquartered outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. For more information, visit

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Lanovation Named One of MinnesotaÂ’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Lanovation Named One of MinnesotaÂ’s Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the Deloitte & Touche 2001 Minnesota Technology Fast 50 Program

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2002--Lanovation®, maker of best-of-breed software deployment solutions, has been named to Deloitte & Touche’s prestigious Fast 50 program, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Minnesota. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues from 1997 to 2001 and will be officially released September 20, 2002. This marks the fourth year in a row in which Lanovation has received the prestigious listing.

Lanovation CEO Kim Pearson credits high quality software, the best customer support, and an environment that stimulates ideas and employee satisfaction with the company’s revenue growth over the past five years. “Our company mission is to develop software that makes complex technology simple,” stated Pearson. “Our values are demonstrated in the service and support that our customers receive and the technology that we continue to provide that helps their organizations run more efficiently.”

“In today’s economy, double-digit percentage growth is an exceptional accomplishment,” said Ron Hafner, Deloitte & Touche partner. “We commend Lanovation for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity. We are proud to honor Lanovation as a Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 winner.”

To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 1997 and $1 million in 2001; must be public or private companies headquartered in Minnesota; and must be “technology companies” defined as companies that own proprietary technology, manufacture a technology product, or devote a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology.

Winners of the 23 regional Fast 50 programs in the U.S. are automatically entered in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks the nationÂ’s top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit

Founded in 1985, Lanovation technology has won eleven national industry awards. Lanovation identifies practical opportunities in leading edge technology and brings them to reality. The company’s Prism Deploy® software deployment utility is recognized for its ease-of-use, speed, reliability and accuracy while its Radiem® web-based technology provides low cost, real time monitoring and control of remote equipment. Located in Minneapolis, Minn., Lanovation products are sold worldwide direct or through key distribution partnerships. For more information, please visit our web site at or call (800) 747-4487.

Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax and management consulting services through nearly 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte & Touche has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by Fortune magazine for five consecutive years. Deloitte & Touche refers to Deloitte & Touche LLP and related entities. Deloitte & Touche is the U.S. national practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is a Swiss Verein, and each of its national practices is a separate and independent legal entity. For more information, please visit Deloitte & Touche’s web site at

CONTACT: Lanovation, Minneapolis

Mary Jo Gentry, 612/379-3805, ext. 101

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AxiomSI changes corporate name to OuterBounds Technologies

New name better represents technology product and service offerings and distinguishes brand identity worldwide.

Atlanta, Georgia – August 1, 2002 -- The Atlanta based application service provider, AxiomSI, has announced a name change. The company will now be called OuterBounds Technologies, Inc. with its website address being

The name change better reflects the companyÂ’s expanding product and service offerings, which span the reach of a broad technology spectrum, distinguishes brand identity and signifies corporate expansion into Europe in 2002. Once a pure play ASP, AxiomSIÂ’s offerings have grown to include IT outsourcing, ISV application hosting solutions, and PC-Lifecycle Management including Electronic Software Distribution, creating a complete end-to-end service offering.

“OuterBounds Technologies is more representative of our unique and revolutionary technology offering. Furthermore, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop strong brand awareness that has global recognition,“ said Dr. Wolf J. Gaede, the board’s Co-Chairman . “Our Board of Directors, which consists of American, Canadian and European directors, is very aware of the fact that the term “Axiom” is used widely throughout the world in different name combinations. As a result, it was decided that it would be beneficial for AxiomSI to undergo a name change as we are in the process of expanding our organization abroad.”

The company was named “ASP of the Year” for 2001 by UUNet/WorldCom and has grown to become one of the largest ASP partners utilizing Citrix® MetaFrame® software.

Visit to see the new logo and branding.

About OuterBounds Technologies

OuterBounds Technologies, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a full service Application Hosting and Professional Services Firm specializing in complete end-to-end solutions. Offerings include IT outsourcing, ISV hosting solutions, PC-Lifecycle Management including Electronic Software Distribution. OuterBounds Technologies provides turnkey solutions by aggregating best-of-breed technologies and services to provide mission-critical application delivery over any connection to any destination.

Contact Information

OuterBounds Technologies, Inc.

For media inquiries, contact:

Troy Rushing, Director of Marketing



Citrix® and MetaFrame® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Competitive upgrade promotion for SMS , Tivoli, CA users.

Holton, Kansas. July 15. -- Insystek Inc., a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, today announced a special competitive upgrade promotion that will allow users to replace IBM Tivoli, Computer Associates (CA) UniCenter and Microsoft SMS with Insystek’s NSMC. 

This limited time offer allows customers to replace these products with the NSMC Software's WMI based technology that enables administrators to more efficiently manage their environments. Through October 31, 2002, qualified customers can obtain 

NSMC Software Distribution, Asset Management and Performance / Availability Monitoring, each at discounts allowing customers to upgrade to the NSMC, often less than comparable products' published annual support pricing alone. This provides you with the opportunity to take control of your network at a truly affordable price. NSMC offers enterprise-class management by providing Asset management, Software Distribution, and proactive monitoring, alerting and reporting. 

"We have come across some customers using competitive products who are very unhappy about high maintenance fees, lack of timely upgrades and a poor return on their enterprise management investment." said Alex Turner, Senior Application Architect at Insystek. “Insystek's solutions offer the latest technology and Administrators are regularly updated with innovative technology enhancements."

To take advantage of this opportunity, please visit for details.

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NetSupport Announces NetSupport TCO 4.5 Asset Management Software

NetSupport Inc. announces new NetSupport TCO version 4.5 asset management software. NetSupport TCO provides a modular, cost-effective network management solution for enterprise and workgroup environments.

NetSupport TCO automatically takes snapshots of IT desktop assets across major network platforms, including hardware, software, files and folders, configuration files and infrastructure devices, and sets the standard for out-of-the box desktop asset management. The product's infrastructure is full featured, easy-to-use, efficient on network resources, quick to deploy and economical to own.

New features of NetSupport TCO 4.5 include:

· Unattended software installation – IT professionals can record the install process and distribute it with the software packet for unattended software installation.

· Custom reporting – SQL database query tool for custom reporting of enterprise-wide hardware and software inventory, internet and application usage, help desk ticketing, etc.

· Remote client deployment – remotely deploy NetSupport TCO on to new PCs on the network.

According to a study by Gartner Group, a networked PC costs up to $13,200 per node annually for hardware, software, support, administrative services and end-user operations. NetSupport TCO reduces total cost of ownership of networked PCs by enabling IT Managers to automatically monitor and manage enterprise hardware and software in real time directly from

their desktops.

“NetSupport TCO enables corporations to establish and maintain control of networks in their enterprise or workgroup environments,” stated Alastair Kingsley, CEO & President of NetSupport Inc. “With NetSupport TCO, speed and scalability are key. These concepts apply from initial deployment through to report generation without the need for trained or certified operators. An enterprise can implement and deploy a centrally administered network management solution in a matter of hours.”

NetSupport TCO provides hardware inventory, software inventory, software distribution and metering, license management, query-based enterprise reporting, application management, internet monitoring, trace routing and more through an innovative and intuitive interface. NetSupport TCO, when paired with the optional NetSupport Manager, provides fully integrated network administration and PC remote control help desk solutions for the corporate enterprise. For more information about NetSupport TCO, call 1.888.665.0808 or download a free 30 day trial at

About NetSupport Inc.

NetSupport Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with regional offices throughout North America and is a member of the United Kingdom based PCI Group of Companies, founded in 1989. Software products include NetSupport TCO, NetSupport Manager and NetSupport School — supporting Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) operating systems. NetSupport’s suite of products feature network administration, remote control and additional functions that provide for the management of PC networks, telecommuting, training, and teaching.

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