Retail Industry Embraces Marimba Desktop/Mobile Management And Server Change Management Solutions

9/20/2002 - Marimba, the Software Change-Management Company, announced the broad adoption of its Desktop/Mobile Management and Server Change Management offerings, providing demonstrable return on investment for a number of leading retail companies.

Large retail organizations such as KB Toys, Kinko's, Neiman Marcus, PETsMART, Eckerd Corporation, and Gart Sports Company are utilizing Marimba's software change-management solutions to manage and maintain the hardware and software assets in their distributed IT enterprises, while reducing the administrative and support costs required to do so.

"Marimba's software allows us to perform all of our application management tasks from a central site, which reduces our administrative costs and improves our quality of service," said June Shirai, senior vice president and CIO of Gart Sports Company. "We looked at several vendors and Marimba's proven solution met our needs. Additionally, Marimba's ease of use, ease of integration and open-standards approach was key in our decision making process."

Marimba's retail customers use the company's software change-management solutions to reliably deliver and manage applications and content to desktop and laptop systems within their enterprise. A large number of retail companies are also using Marimba's inventory capabilities to address license compliance and the new Marimba Migration module to manage the migration of their desktops and laptops to new operating systems. As a result, customers in retail markets are able to get more out of their IT resources, while keeping PCs, laptops and servers in their enterprise continuously updated and in top working order.

"Marimba has always been strong in the financial services, healthcare, and insurance sectors. In the retail space, technology is a key differentiator because it can create cost savings that can be passed on to consumers," said Rich Wyckoff, CEO of Marimba. "Additionally, the ability to deploy new content to distributed users in a timely manner is critical. Marimba makes it easy and affordable for large, distributed retail organizations to manage their global IT software assets remotely and automatically, while helping to optimize and support their sales processes."

About Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management Products
Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products help companies distribute software to any end-point in their networked enterprise. This technology includes policy management capabilities that enable IT resources to pre-determine how and when software updates are distributed, installed, repaired and removed. It also features browser based reporting capabilities that provide helpdesk and asset management personnel with real-time status on software deployments.

About Marimba's Server Change Management Products
Marimba's Server Change Management product family is an enterprise-level change-management solution that is used by Fortune 2000 enterprises and service providers who want to efficiently and reliably deliver applications, content and e-business services to their customers, employees and business partners.

About Marimba
Marimba, Inc., the Software Change-Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba'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.

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

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