Marimba and InstallShield To Host Industry Analyst Breakfast On Windows Migration Issues

10/15/2002 - Marimba and InstallShield Software announced they will host a seminar in London on Windows migration issues. A guest speaker from industry research and advisory firm IDC will discuss how corporate enterprises can lower Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP migration and management costs by implementing desktop management solutions and best practices.

During the half-day session, Marimba, InstallShield, and a featured analyst from IDC will present and discuss current industry trends, operating system migrations, Windows Installer (MSI) migrations, and ongoing application management challenges.

Date and venue for the half-day breakfast is:

October 23 - Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, London
Speaker: Fred Broussard, senior research analyst at IDC
In organizations that use electronic software deployment, software applications are specifically packaged for each operating system. Migrating software applications from Windows 9x/NT for use on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, requires that every application be repackaged again for use in the new operating environment. Additionally, in Windows 2000, Microsoft introduced the Windows Installer technology to improve system management and lower total cost of ownership. Windows Installer requires that applications be packaged in the .MSI format in order to realize manageability gains. For these two reasons, repackaging applications into the Windows Installer format is a crucial step within the Windows 2000 and Windows XP migration process.

About InstallShield Software
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.

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change-Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Change Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.

Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries.

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