1E Announces Software Deployment Product for Remote Users


London – 23 April 2002 – 1E today announced the release of SMSNomad for Microsoft® Systems Management Server ® (SMS).

1E SMSNomad integrates with Microsoft SMS to provide intelligent software deployment to mobile and remote users. Responding to the rapidly growing demand for mobile support in SMS today, 1E has developed SMSNomad as a cost effective and easy to deploy solution.

SMSNomad ensures software is delivered to the system even if the dial-up or network link is slow or prone to failure. Using SMSNomad system administrators can deploy critical software updates such as anti-virus and security patches to mobile users who may have been previously unmanageable. Large software packages can be deployed over several sessions, making this the ideal solution for the growing number of users who generally dial-in or connect using VPNs.

SMSNomad is a lightweight client side tool. It requires no additional server infrastructure as it utilises the Microsoft SMS software distribution services in their entirety. This also ensures that SMS security and package integrity rules are preserved.

Rod Trent of myITforum.com said: " Â… By incorporating seamlessly with SMS's own package and advertisement process, it (SMSNomad) gives companies what they've always wanted -- the ability to manage remote computers. Not only does SMSNomad give SMS 2.0 environments checkpoint recovery, bandwidth throttling, configurable package size thresholds, and an additional level of disk space verification, it adds an extra level of package status reporting. SMSNomad gives companies Topaz functionality today."

1E will be previewing the software at the upcoming Microsoft Management Summit, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30 - May 3, 2002.

About 1E

1E is a Microsoft Windows Management consultancy and software solutions company.



e-mail Info@1e.com

Web http://www.1e.com

Phone +44 (0) 208 832 3794


Phil Wilcock (philw@1e.com)


Xavier Adams (xavier.adam@xavieradam.com)

+44 (0) 1892 617286

© 2002 1E Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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InstallShield® Experts to Keynote Live Online Seminar on Windows Installer


Systems Administrators to Gain Real-World Advice on Migrating Software to Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 17, 2002 – InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software distribution and deployment solutions, today announced that its application migration and deployment experts will share key insights on “Packaging Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP Leveraging Windows Installer” via a free live online seminar hosted by leading IT media company TechTarget. The seminar will be hosted April 23, 2002 at 1:00 PM EDT on TechTarget’s popular www.searchwin2000.com and www.searchsystemsmanagement.com Web sites for enterprise IT professionals. Attendees can register for the event at www.installshield.com/onlineEvents/searchwin.

Corporations looking to maximize the benefits of migrating to Windows 2000 or Windows XP will need to repackage their existing software applications to use the Windows Installer service, MicrosoftÂ’s native installation engine. While the benefits of migrating are significant, the process of application conversion is often overlooked or underestimated.

Drawing on the experience from migrating thousands of applications for Fortune 500 clients, InstallShield experts will discuss this critical process, providing specific best practices to use and pointing out potential pitfalls to avoid. This one-of-a-kind online event will provide IT professionals and systems administrators with in-depth information on the issues surrounding application migration. Participants will walk away with the vital knowledge needed to migrate applications to Windows 2000 and XP more easily, efficiently, and effectively.

“Application migration is a daunting initiative for even the largest corporations – and IT pros are hungry for this information,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO for InstallShield. “A successful migration must begin with a firm understanding of the issues, and we are confident this seminar will give attendees a solid foundation and the key tools from which to initiate their projects.”

The Seminar will cover a wide range of topics including:

· Introduction to the Windows Installer service

· Best practices of performing a migration needs assessment

· Preparing for migration

· Performing application conversion

· Resolving application conflicts

· Delivering migrated applications

Complete Software Repackaging and Migration Solutions InstallShield has trained more than 2,500 users in the art of application repackaging and spent more than 20,000 hours repackaging Windows installations into the Windows Installer format (MSI). InstallShield offers comprehensive products and services to assist corporations in every stage of their migration process. InstallShield AdminStudio offers a total solution for repackaging, customizing, and resolving application conflicts. InstallShield’s unique Application Migration Platform™ combines a proven migration methodology and industry best-practices to provide knowledge transfer, mentoring, or full outsourcing of the migration process. Information on InstallShield’s Systems Administration and Consulting solutions can be found at www.installshield.com.

Seminar Registration

Registration for the “Packaging Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP Leveraging Windows Installer” online seminar is free and can be completed by visiting www.installshield.com/onlineEvents/searchwin.

About TechTarget

IT media company TechTarget offers the most targeted media for enterprise IT professionals, including six invitation-only conferences, more than 100 e-mail newsletter titles, Storage magazine, and the only network of industry-specific IT Web sites. TechTargetÂ’s more than 700 advertisers include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Intel Corp., EMC Corp., and Hewlett-Packard. More information about TechTarget is available at www.techtarget.com.

About InstallShield Software Corp.

With worldwide headquarters outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software-distribution and software-deployment solutions for independent software vendors and corporate IT systems administrators. InstallShield technology powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and is used by more than 200,000 corporate and commercial software developers and systems administrators worldwide. InstallShield also has European headquarters based in Bristol, England. For more information, visit www.installshield.com.

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Next Generation Web-centric Architecture to Deliver Advanced Scheduling


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - April 15, 2002 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), the Software Change Management Company, today announced a series of major advancements in software automation that ease implementation and further help reduce costs associated with managing software on desktop and mobile systems for Global 2000 and Fortune 500 companies. This newest release of MarimbaÂ’s Desktop/Mobile Management product family will provide companies with a next generation Web-centric architecture, advanced scheduling, and near real-time reporting capabilities.

Release highlights:

· Flexible policy management capabilities - planned to be released in Q2 2002 - enable targeted scheduling to pre-determine how and when software applications and updates are distributed, installed, repaired and removed.

· A browser-based reporting tool called Report Center - the first of its kind among desktop management solutions - provides a management portal with built-in reports that correlate application deployment logs with inventory information. Report Center provides helpdesk, system administrators, and asset management personnel with near real-time status on software deployments across the extended enterprise.

· Infrastructure enhancements that leverage a Web-centric

J2EE-based architecture to simplify the installation, configuration, and management of MarimbaÂ’s change management products. MarimbaÂ’s standards-based, J2EE implementation facilitates integration with existing third-party management tools and provides the foundation for supporting next-generation Web services.

“Managing software distribution projects poses a significant challenge for companies with thousands of employees, and hundreds of applications on different platforms,” said Ronni Colville, research director at Gartner, Inc. “Organizations in increasing numbers are turning to vendors who can automate business processes for software deployment activities and provide reporting mechanisms to track the outcome of such activities.”

“This new software release is a major milestone in Marimba’s product roadmap,” said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. “Our Web-centric, standards-based architecture allows us to differentiate ourselves from the competition in the areas of ease of use, ease of deployment, and integration with existing IT assets. The reporting and scheduling capabilities will continue to help enterprises further automate the software management and administration process to reduce their cost of ownership and improve quality of service.”

New Desktop Management Capabilities Address Software Administrative Pain


New Policy Management and Scheduling Capabilities - implement processes that address business requirements and essentially provide a blueprint for desktop and mobile management activities. In addition to providing tighter control over software installation, repair and removal processes, MarimbaÂ’s new scheduling function will allow organizations to assemble a policy to control when content or applications are distributed and when they are activated. This is especially useful for regulated industries such as insurance or telecommunications, and for companies that deal with complex, time-sensitive campaigns or disclosure issues.

Advanced Web-based Reporting - details hardware, software, and systems configurations, and provides up-to-the-minute status on software deployments, software update progress reports, license compliance updates, and Microsoft Windows 2000/XP migration planning and status. Report Center gives systems administrators a set of pre-defined, browser-based reports that can automatically correlate log data with inventory data from desktops, laptops, and servers throughout distributed enterprises. Administrators can also modify these out-of-the box formats or choose to create their own reports. This provides IT departments with powerful troubleshooting and analysis capabilities by identifying in near real-time which deployments have failed, and why they have failed for a specific set of machines, users and/or applications. Any problems that arise can be quickly addressed with remote management tools, self-healing, or rollback.

Next Generation Web-centric Architecture - MarimbaÂ’s open standards, Web-centric architecture (first released in 1997) has been enhanced with J2EE technologies, including JSP and XML. The second-generation architecture provides customers with a browser-based, management portal that makes it easier for systems administrators to install, configure, and manage software distributions. MarimbaÂ’s support for J2EE-based technology facilitates integration with current and future third-party products including Web services management tools.

Pricing and Availability

Report Center - a new component of MarimbaÂ’s technology core and Inventory module - is available immediately. The new enhancements to MarimbaÂ’s Subscription module are planned to be released in Q2 2002. Customers with existing maintenance agreements covering the release will receive it at no additional charge. MarimbaÂ’s Desktop/Mobile Management product family continues to support Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP, HP, Mac, Solaris, Linux, and AIX platforms. For additional information on all of MarimbaÂ’s products, please contact Marimba sales via phone at 1-888-800-5444, or via email at orders@marimba.com.

About Marimba

Marimba, Inc., the Software Change Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. MarimbaÂ’s Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.marimba.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements 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 statements regarding:

MarimbaÂ’s major advancements in software automation; the functionality and benefits expected to be provided by MarimbaÂ’s enhanced Desktop/Mobile Management product family, including providing customers with new features and enhanced functionality (such as planned flexible policy management capabilities that enable targeted scheduling, advanced near real-time browser-based reporting and support for J2EE-based architectures; the software releases described above being a major milestone in MarimbaÂ’s product roadmap; the ability of the software releases to allow Marimba to differentiate itself from its competition in the areas of ease of use, ease of deployment and integration with existing IT assets; the ability of the reporting and planned scheduling capabilities to help enterprises further automate the software management and administration process to ease deployment, reduce cost of ownership and improve quality of service. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including: technical challenges customers may face in implementing and deploying MarimbaÂ’s Desktop/Mobile Management product family, which could limit the benefits expected to be provided by such product family; the rapid pace of technological change and other development, marketing and sales challenges faced by Marimba, which could limit the ability of Marimba to make its new products generally available on schedule or with the functionality described; potential increased competition for Marimba in the change management and related markets; and general economic, technological and market conditions, which could affect the level of demand for change management solutions in general and MarimbaÂ’s products in particular. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. All of the future product plans and releases described in this press release are at the sole discretion of Marimba and are subject to change and/or cancellation, and in no way should these future product plans be viewed as commitments on MarimbaÂ’s part. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in MarimbaÂ’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular, see the Risk Factors described in MarimbaÂ’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as submitted to the SEC and as may be updated or amended with future filings or submissions. Marimba undertakes no obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

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Empirum is selected by Atlantic American for Centralized Management of Workstations


Empirum Lowers Costs and Support Time for Insurance Conglomerate

Atlanta, Georgia – April 11, 2002, AxiomSI (www.axiomsi.com) a leading provider of enterprise desktop management solutions, today announced that Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq: AAME) has selected Empirum® Suite to manage its desktop environment and digital assets. By leveraging Empirum, Atlantic American will significantly reduce support time and lower administrative IT cost while increasing quality of service to internal and subsidiary users.

EmpirumÂ’s comprehensive PC Lifecycle management tools will allow Atlantic American to address its key initiatives of automating IT support processes and migrating to the Windows 2000 environment. With unattended operating system installations, inventory management and automatic installation of critical updates, deployment of new PCs and upgrades to existing workstations can be achieved faster and more efficiently. Empirum provides an automated software management infrastructure for Atlantic American, complete with disaster recovery including personal settings and data, controlled from a centralized management console.

“By eliminating the need for technicians to manually install and configure Windows 2000 during migration, our TCO (total cost of ownership) is reduced by 60% for each workstation,” said Edward Castle, Information Services Manager, Atlantic American. “Empirum automates the continual management of our workstations and allows centralized management of Windows and legacy applications. Our response times will be dramatically reduced with this solution”

"Atlantic American is a prime example of how Empirum reduces IT cost and provides a substantial return on investment," said Allen Cohen, Vice President of Sales of AxiomSI. “Empirum increases efficiencies throughout organizations by utilizing automation tools to create powerful infrastructures resulting in competitive advantages. We are excited Atlantic American chose our solution."

Atlantic American represents a growing number of corporations who are implementing Empirum to manage their digital assets while creating consistent desktop environments.

About AxiomSI

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

About Atlantic American Corporation (www.atlam.com)

Atlantic American is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, property and casualty insurance industries. Its principal subsidiaries include American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company, Georgia Casualty & Surety Company, Association Risk Management General Agency, Association Casualty Insurance Company and Self-Insurance Administrators, Inc.

Contact Information:

Troy Rushing

Phone: 770-261-6010

Fax: 770-840-7848

Email: trushing@axiomsi.com


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InstallShield® Update Service Now Available


Update Service Streamlines Delivery of Software Application and Data File Updates Plus Offers Integration with Industry-Standard Installation-Authoring Solution

SCHAUMBURG, IL., April 8, 2002 – InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software distribution and deployment solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its InstallShield® Update Service. The InstallShield Update Service is a subscription-based Web service that allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Enterprises to deliver immediate updates of software applications, content, and data files to consumers, business customers, and corporate end users through an easy-to-use and complete software updating platform. The new service allows customers to significantly reduce software update costs and strengthen customer support through streamlined delivery of updates.

InstallShield also announced full integration of the Update Service within its flagship installation-authoring solution, InstallShield Developer 7. This new integration provides existing InstallShield customers with instant access to flexible update capabilities directly from within the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), enabling developers to implement native update functionality during the development phase. Developers no longer have to manually market and “push out” updates to customers whenever a new release, promotion, update, or fix is available, saving valuable time and money.

“With the increased focus on regularly delivering reliable updates, our customers needed a solution that easily integrates into their existing development process,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO and co-founder of InstallShield. “The InstallShield Update Service provides the most flexible, cost-effective, and feature-rich software updating solution available today.”

Improved Customer Satisfaction

The InstallShield Update Service enhances customer satisfaction and support through real-time communication and action. The Update Service automatically detects if updates are available and if they can be delivered to the end user’s PC via a live Internet connection. When an update is available, the Update Service automatically downloads and installs the update in a seamless process, eliminating the need for end users to manually hunt down the correct update or patch from the Internet. The Update Service also supports the delivery of promotional or informational messages to users in HTML format, ensuring customers are always informed about the latest product releases, support bulletins, or important README file information – further reducing support costs.

Easy Implementation and Maintenance

The Update Service can be implemented with minimal developer effort and low start-up costs. Application integration can be done with a few lines of code. Tight integration between the Update Service and InstallShield Developer 7 makes adding the Update Service to any installation simple and straightforward. And because the Update Service is offered as a Web service, the Update Service eliminates the need for costly server infrastructure expenditures or lengthy rollout schedules associated with other post-development update scenarios.

Pricing and Availability

The InstallShield Update Service is available immediately from InstallShield. The service can be used with any of InstallShield’s authoring products including InstallShield Express™ and InstallShield Professional™. InstallShield Developer customers can begin using the integrated service by simply clicking on the Update Service button from within the IDE (version 7.03 or greater). Pricing begins at $699 (US) per 5,000 end points. Complete information can be found at www.installshield.com/isus.

About InstallShield Software Corp.

InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software-distribution and software-deployment solutions for independent software vendors and corporate IT systems administrators. InstallShield technology powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and is used by more than 200,000 corporate and commercial software developers and systems administrators worldwide. InstallShieldÂ’s worldwide headquarters are located outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. Its European headquarters are based in Bristol, England. For more information, visit www.installshield.com.

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© 2002 InstallShield Software Corporation. All rights reserved. InstallShield is a registered trademark and Developer, Professional, and Express are trademarks of InstallShield Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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