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 DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NCR Corporation today announced the formation of two organizations dedicated to the development and marketing of Windows NT(TM) products.
 The Windows NT business unit will be headed by John Simontacchi, assistant vice president, effective immediately. Simontacchi was formerly Business Manager at Square D Corporation. Prior to that, he was the leader of an integrated, high-technology business start-up at Westinghouse. Simontacchi will be responsible for planning and implementing Windows NT/NCR System 3000 product and service programs. The business unit will be part of NCR's Integrated Client-Server Systems organization, within the Midrange Computer Products Division.
 The Windows NT marketing team, lead by Keith Karlsen, NCR marketing programs director, Midrange Computer Products Division, is chartered with developing Windows NT marketing and sales programs for NCR's client and server product lines. The team is cross-organizational, consisting of representatives from NCR's worldwide marketing organizations, development and production units and services organizations. The team is focused solely on developing and deploying NCR's Windows NT marketing programs.
 "NCR's symmetric multiprocessing expertise and Microsoft's software technology together provide superior solutions for our mutual customers. The formation of these dedicated organizations, along with last month's opening of NCR's Windows NT Global Support Center, demonstrates NCR's commitment to our mutual customers," said Paul Maritz, senior vice president of the systems division at Microsoft. "These new efforts will help develop, deliver, and support the powerful, scalable client-server solutions our customers are looking for."

 NCR plans to launch major marketing programs this quarter, including a program designed to migrate existing OS/2 customer environments to Windows NT as well as a program for software developers of Windows NT applications. There are several additional marketing programs in different stages of completion at NCR. They include those aimed at workgroup/application server environments and a client-server rapid prototyping program for customers.
 "NCR is excited about the release of Windows NT and looks forward to the value we'll bring to our mutual customers with our integrated products and services," said Mark Hurd, NCR marketing vice president, Midrange Computer Products Division. "Microsoft Windows NT and NCR's broad family of powerful clients and SMP servers will facilitate new client-server application development and rightsizing."
 NCR has been delivering beta versions of the software with the NCR System 3000 since January 1993 and within 30 days will begin shipping the released Windows NT and/or Windows NT Advanced Server on the NCR 3200, 3300, 3400 and 3500 platforms. The NCR System 3000 family consists of mobile and high-performance workstations; open, scalable, networked servers; and massively parallel systems that scale to the highest levels of the enterprise.

 NCR's Windows NT Global Support Center opened last month. The center offers round-the-clock telephone support to Windows NT users worldwide. The center's telephone number, 800-GO-WIN-NT (800-469-4668), is toll-free within the U.S. Toll-free international numbers will be available later this year, but in the interim, international callers may dial 803-739-7864.
 NCR(R), an AT&T (NYSE: T) company, develops, manufactures, markets, supports, and services enterprise-wide information systems for worldwide markets.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: NCR is a registered trademark of NCR Corporation. Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation./
 /CONTACT: C. J. Jackson, 513-445-1615 or 513-748-0063 (after hours), or Heather Heeter, 513-445-2311 or 513-294-5972 (after hours), both of NCR Corporation/

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