Software facilitates enterprise desktop management.

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Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution is designed to automate task of upgrading and maintaining personal computers. It is used for SOE image development, desktop deployment process design and planning, and Windows XP image creation, as well as application compatibility testing, centralized and automated software distribution through SMS, and patch management. Program provides auto-magic resets with ability to rebuild PC in less than 30 min.



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Dimension Data Announces Award-Winning Deployment Solution for Simplified Enterprise Desktop Management



Allows the Update and Management of Thousands of Systems per Day

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 12 / -- Dimension Data, a leading IT solutions and services provider, today announced the availability of the Dimension Data Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution, an extension of Microsoft's management tools, designed to automate the task of upgrading and maintaining an enterprise's personal computers. Once in place, thousands of desktops can be deployed per day without a technician ever touching the desktop. Dimension Data recently was named Technology Innovation Partner of the Year -- Advanced Infrastructure Solutions -- for the Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution at Microsoft's 2006 Global Partner of the Year Awards. At this same event, Dimension Data also received a Microsoft Global Customer Award for implementing this solution at AUSTAR, a leading subscription television provider in Australia.

"Early customer feedback and Microsoft's global recognition of our work demonstrate a growing need for innovative desktop deployment technology that reduces the cost, complexity and manpower associated with upgrading and maintaining an organization's desktop systems," said Jere Brown, CEO, Dimension Data North America.

Large enterprises are home to tens of thousands of desktop and laptop computers. Ensuring that each one is configured with an organization's Standard Operating Environment (SOE) -- the operating system, applications, utilities and patches -- can be an overwhelming task. It is further complicated by the fact that most organizations maintain multiple SOEs for different departments, divisions and job functions.

"Dimension Data demonstrated technology innovation excellence with their Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution. The combination of their technology innovation with a passionate commitment to client satisfaction placed Dimension Data as leaders in this category. When partnering with Dimension Data, Microsoft is consistently impressed by their consultants' professionalism, commitment and deep understanding of Microsoft infrastructure technology," said Mark Hill, Microsoft Worldwide General Manager of Sales Excellence.

Dimension Data's Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution typically is used for SOE image development, desktop deployment process design and planning, Windows XP image creation, application compatibility testing, application packaging and distribution, centralized and automated software distribution through SMS, Windows XP migration (including data and local settings), Office 2003 deployments and patch management.

Dimension Data's Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution provides customers with several critical business benefits:
o Overall reduction in the support and operational costs associated with system deployment and management
o Increased predictability, reliability, security and manageability
o Detailed inventory of software and hardware resources within an organization
o Increased functionality that leads to increased end-user productivity
o Patch management to quickly and reliably deploy the latest security updates
o Standardization of applications across the enterprise
o Improved remote client support
o Auto-magic resets with the ability to rebuild a PC in less than 30 minutes

In addition to these functions, Dimension Data also offers several value-added services to assist clients in planning and executing system update and management programs:
o Desktop Deployment Planning Services
o Pre-sales proof of concept development for SMS, MOM and desktop deployment
o Complete SMS and MOM system design and deployment services
o Implementation of a comprehensive patch management infrastructure

Dimension Data's Dynamic Desktop Deployment Solution builds upon the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft's Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Solution Accelerator and is available now. For more information on the service and for details on pricing, please contact/ visit 866-DIDATA-US or answers@us.didata.com.

About Dimension Data
Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solutions provider, helps clients plan, build and support their network and IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact center technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customized client services. For more information: Call 866-DIDATA-US or visit http://www.dimensiondata.com/na.

CONTACT: Lisa Grimes of Dimension Data, +1-703-217-2692, lisa.grimes@us.didata.com

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