SystemSoft Corporation Expands Windows Utilities Offerings - Announces Reseller Program; SystemSoft to Resell Raxco Software Utilities.Business/Technology Editors
NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2000
SystemSoft(R) Corporation, a leading provider of Windows(R) Utilities, announced today it will enhance service to its customer base of IT professionals by expanding its product offerings and becoming a reseller of Windows Utilities that complement its own branded line.
"Our commitment is to provide IT professionals with a comprehensive suite of Windows Utilities that will serve all of their productivity needs. To do this, we are adding select branded Windows Utilities products to our existing and evolving line of SystemSoft utilities," Sherri Way, Business Unit Manager for SystemSoft, said in making the announcement.
The first products that SystemSoft will offer under this new marketing initiative are: Raxco Software's PerfectDisk(TM) 2000, the first disk defragmentation See defragment. utility designed to support large Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. 4.0 and Windows 2000 based servers, and the Windows workstations networked with them; and Raxco's RepairDisk Manager(TM), a utility that automates the creation and use of Emergency Repair Disks for Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 to insure rapid recovery from system-wide disasters.
These two products complement SystemSoft's existing line of Windows NT/2000 Utilities. SystemSoft recently introduced, at PC Expo A trade show for resellers, corporate managers and technical professionals from CMP Media LLC, a subsidiary of United Business Media. First held in New York in 1983 with 120 exhibitors and 9,600 attendees, the show grew from the personal computer's early years to 550 vendors and more than , its newest Windows Utility, PCCardAccess(TM), a productivity tool for IT professionals that allows users in the Windows environment (1) (upper case "W") Refers to computers running under a Microsoft Windows operating system.
(2) (lower case "w") Also called a "windowing environment," it refers to any software that provides multiple windows on screen such as Windows, Mac, Motif and X Window. to boot PCs from a floppy and use PC Cards (formerly known as PCMCIA cards) to do IT administrative tasks, such as OS downloads, disk cloning See cloning software. , operating system recovery, and large file transfers and backups.
SystemSoft's line of Windows Utilities also includes its best-of-breed CardWizard(TM), for PC Card Plug and Play, and PowerProfiler/SE(TM) for Advanced Power Management, and other utilities, which are listed on the company Web site at www.systemsoft.com.
"Raxco's mission is the same as SystemSoft's - we both serve the needs of IT professionals who must manage and maintain servers and fleets of notebooks and desktop computers enterprise-wide. So it made sense to make our products readily available to SystemSoft's customers by offering them for purchase on the SystemSoft Web site," according to Robert E. Nolan, Raxco's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. & President.
PerfectDisk 2000 is designed specifically for disk defragmenting tasks for large servers running high-performance, high availability applications such as electronic commerce, cluster servers, and online transaction processing See transaction processing and OLCP. . PerfectDisk 2000 is the only product that defragments and rearranges all the files on a disk.
PerfectDisk 2000 is multiplatform and can defragment To reorganize the disk by putting files into contiguous order. Because the operating system stores new data in whatever free space is available, data files become spread out across the disk as they are updated. systems running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 95, and Windows 98. It defragments the Master File Table and all its associated Metadata, paging file, and directories, and defragments the entire disk in a single pass.
PerfectDisk 2000's patented Smart Placement (R) placement technology places files on the disk according to their usage. Its QuickScan feature gives a snapshot view of the disk condition, so the system manager can see in a matter of seconds or minutes if a defragmentation See defragment. run is necessary.
Raxco Software's RepairDisk Manager enables a system administrator to automatically create Emergency Repair Disks from a central location and store them anywhere in a network. Previously, each computer's Emergency Repair Disk was stored on its own diskette The official name for the floppy disk. See floppy disk.
diskette - floppy disk . RepairDisk Manager eliminates the need to maintain a large physical library of diskettes, and makes recovery faster.
About Raxco Software
Raxco Software is a 20-year-old software engineering company that specializes in system utilities. Its Windows 2000-certified PerfectDisk 2000 is the only optimized defragmenter that works on Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 98/95 operating systems. Raxco also makes suites of utilities for Windows NT and Compaq Computer's OpenVMS operating system. For further information see Raxco's website at http://www.raxco.com.
About SystemSoft Corporation
SystemSoft Corporation, a subsidiary of Rocket Software, Inc., develops Windows Utilities software solutions. Our Windows NT solutions, CardWizard(TM) and PowerProfiler/SE(TM), have respectively earned Best-of-Breed status for PC Card Plug and Play and Advanced Power Management.
SystemSoft offers its own and other third-party products through multiple sales channels including OEMs, direct to corporate, direct to government, resellers and direct to users via our eCommerce site. SystemSoft's OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and clients include IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Toshiba, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , and Micron.
Corporate headquarters are located at Two Apple Hill Drive, Natick, MA 01760. For more information on SystemSoft, visit the Company's Web site at: www.systemsoft.com.
PCCardAccess(TM), CardWizard(TM), PowerProfiler/SE(TM) are trademarks and SystemSoft(R) is a Registered Trademark of SystemSoft(R) Corporation, a subsidiary of Rocket Software, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.