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SimDesk Highlights Utility Computing Model at National Workforce Boards Conference; CEO Says Utility Computing Is Simple; Makes IT as Easy as Turning on the Light.

HOUSTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SimDesk Technologies President and CEO Louis Waters addressed the nation's growing need for access to technology tools, and how the utility computing model can provide that access, as a keynote speaker last week at Forum 2005, the annual meeting of the National Association of Workforce Boards in Washington D.C.

During Forum 2005, held on March 3-5, 2005, the NAWB hosted decision makers from Workforce Investment Boards, as well as leaders of business, political, education, labor, and community groups, at a collective gathering to chart a course for workforce excellence.

"Utility computing is more than just an emerging trend in the IT industry. It's a revolution," Waters said in his address. "Large companies would have you believe that it's complicated, big, scary, but that's not the case. Utility computing is simple. It's easy. It makes IT as easy as turning on the light."

Waters further explained, "When you walk into a conference room, you don't carry in your lighting gear, set it all up, configure IP addresses, and then turn on the lights. You just walk in, flip the switch, and the light comes on. Access to all of your information: your e-mails, documents, contacts, presentations, photos -- everything in your collected works -- should be the same way."

Waters referenced research which proves that technology access is a fundamental component of the advancement of America's workforce, especially as blue-collar and manufacturing jobs move overseas at an increasing pace. He emphasized the need for Americans of all economic levels to have universal and equal access to technology's benefits.

"Every person who wants to learn technology -- who wants to move forward in our nation's knowledge economy -- should be given access to a full complement of technology tools," Waters said. "We have the technology, right now, to eliminate economic barriers and give every person access to a personal, secure worldwide network through the existing public infrastructure."

Through its population-licensing model, SimDesk is the only company in the world putting the utility computing model to work on a massive scale. SimDesk's award-winning Community Computing programs are bringing enterprise- class IT services to every citizen of large cities and states across the globe, including successful programs in Houston, Chicago and Indiana. SimDesk is rewriting the rules -- and radically lowering the costs -- for giving all citizens access to vital technology tools.

Waters was followed by Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes Magazine, who spoke about the "Cheap Revolution" and its effect on our nation's businesses, consumers, and workforce.

For more information about SimDesk's Community Computing vision and its efforts to give every person access to computing technology, please contact 1-866-SimDesk or visit http://www.simdesk.com/ . For more information on the National Association of Workforce Boards and Forum 2005, visit http://www.nawb.org/ .

About SimDesk:

SimDesk Technologies, Inc., has created a powerful combination of Web- enabled client software and high-speed server architecture that produces system efficiency, reliability, and scalability which are orders of magnitude beyond previous standards. SimDesk's World Wide Server provides communication, collaboration, and personal services securely to any Internet-capable computer, wireless, or personal device, anywhere in the world.

SimDesk and World Wide Server are trademarks of SimDesk Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Wendy Haig, Executive Vice President of SimDesk Technologies, Inc., +1-703-760-7849, or whaig@simdesk.com

Web site: http://www.simdesk.com/ http://www.nawb.org/
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