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Altiris Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the PC Data and Settings Migration Magic Quadrant

  • 12 November, 2003 17:07

<p>New Altiris® PC Transplant® 6.0 includes Microsoft Office 2003 support, performance enhancements and native software delivery integration for
transparent application migration</p>
<p>Nov. 11, 2003 – Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a leader in systems management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning information technology, today announced Altiris® PC Transplant® is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in industry analyst Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant* evaluation of the PC data and settings migration market. In addition, the new 6.0 release of PC Transplant includes support for Microsoft Office 2003 settings migrations, native integration with Altiris software delivery for one-click application migration and new performance enhancements to help IT organizations significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows migrations.</p>
<p>IT organizations often use purchasing criteria outlined in Gartner Magic Quadrants to guide the selection process for IT product evaluations and purchases. According to Gartner, vendors positioned in the Leaders Quadrant are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.</p>
<p>Michael DiMaggio, member of the DaimlerChrysler global field and technology team, said, “We use Altiris PC Transplant to reduce the cost and pain of migrating approximately 1,500 completely mobile end users. After our last Windows migration, not one user complained or experienced downtime, as opposed to previous migrations that created almost a year of angry users. PC Transplant has helped us save thousands of dollars in technician time by eliminating manual tasks and hundreds of hours of post-migration help desk calls, typical to previous migrations.”</p>
<p>The new PC Transplant 6.0 will include:
• Microsoft Office 2003 migration support
• Native integration with Altiris software delivery for single-click, transparent application, data and user settings migration
• Performance enhancements designed to cut migration time in half
• Japanese language localization</p>
<p>In addition, PC Transplant Solution 6.0 will integrate with Altiris Recovery Solution™ 6.0 to provide quick data and settings migration from existing Recovery Solution data stores. Integration with Recovery Solution helps IT organizations save server space and avoid system redundancy by enabling rapid data and settings migration from existing backup sources.</p>
<p>Poul Nielsen, Altiris senior VP of marketing and product strategy, said, “PC data and settings migration is a critical component of our integrated IT lifecycle management offering. Altiris offers natively integrated inventory management, OS deployment and software delivery for comprehensive automation of Windows migrations. With migration capabilities as part of an integrated systems management platform, Altiris customers are able to make ongoing, educated purchasing decisions, reduce IT management costs and maximize user uptime.”</p>
<p>According to Gartner, Inc., “Migration tools, in addition to better integration with configuration management (CM) tools layered against a policy-based infrastructure and aligned processes, are required to reduce deployment costs and make environments more manageable.”***</p>
<p>Licensing and availability
Altiris PC Transplant 6.0 will be available this quarter and is offered at an MSRP of $22 per node with volume discounts available. PC Transplant is also available as part of Client Management Suite and Migration Suite. For more information or to contact your local Altiris sales representative, please visit</p>
<p>About Altiris
Altiris, Inc. offers a full line of Web-enabled solutions that empower organizations to easily manage desktops, notebooks, handhelds, and Windows, Linux and UNIX servers throughout the IT lifecycle. Altiris provides fully integrated, complete systems management solutions for client and mobile, server, and asset management. Altiris automates, simplifies and reduces the cost and complexity of IT lifecycle management with a rapid return on investment. For more information, visit</p>
<p>*Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2003 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>** Gartner, Inc., “PC Data and Settings Migration Software MQ Criteria,” Michael Silver, Oct. 20, 2003.</p>
<p>*** Gartner, Inc., “PC Deployment and CM Tool Market Convergence,” R. Colville and M. Silver, Dec. 18, 2002.</p>
<p>Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. PC Transplant is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. Recovery Solution is a trademark of Altiris, Inc. The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Altiris contact:
David Sanday
mobile: 0438 449503</p>

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