KACE and MPC Computers Bring Time and Cost Savings to Professional Market
Customers Readily Adopt Expanded Systems Management Offerings for the Business PC Market
NAMPA, Idaho, MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 25, 2008 – MPC Computers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPC Corporation (AMEX:MPZ) and KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced strong customer demand for the award-winning systems management solutions the two companies are jointly offering to the professional market. Consisting of government, education, and small- and mid-size businesses, the professional market has long sought a systems management solution that is easy-to-use, affordable, and allows IT generalists to automate complex and time-consuming IT management tasks. The combination of MPC's strong distribution and singular focus on the professional market and KACE’s award-winning appliance-based solution allows professional organizations to save time and money through a systems management solution that uniquely meets their needs.
"Our goal is to provide customers with solutions that reduce complexities within their computing environments," said Greg Wolff, area vice president of product marketing at MPC. "The KBOX provides a simple solution for managing desktop environments that enable our customers to obtain better total-cost-of-ownership value for their desktop and notebook computers." (For additional perspective from MPC, click here).
Through bundling the KBOX with MPC's portfolio of desktop and notebook PCs and server/storage appliances, the companies have been able to offer focused IT solutions that have won an increasing number of customers in government, mid-market commercial and education markets.
"MPC and KACE both focus their products on the needs of IT departments like ours, which are complex, yet understaffed and budget-constrained," said David Swart, director of MIS for Community Hospice of Texas. "Through MPC, we have access to server, storage, and PC products that are backed by industry-leading service and support, while KACE provides us with dramatic cost and time savings through our use of its KBOX Systems Management appliances. Our IT department benefits from enterprise-class products that are not overly complicated or expensive."
"EMA research shows that mid-sized businesses are a critical part of the U.S. economy, accounting for 40 percent of all employment, and generating $8.6 trillion in annual revenue," said Andi Mann, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. "Stressed IT teams are key to this sector, as they must combine the productivity of a large enterprise with the focus and agility of a small business. These IT staffs need all the help they can get, and the partnership of KACE and MPC is well-positioned to give them that help."
MPC, which acquired Gateway’s Professional PC business unit in 2007, provides award-winning computer products and services to the enterprise, government, and education markets. According to IDC, MPC is one of the top 10 PC vendors serving the U.S. PC market. As an authorized national reseller of KACE's award-winning KBOX family of appliances, MPC offers the professional market throughout North America an innovative, appliance-based approach to systems management, saving customers valuable time and money. Headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, MPC delivers high-quality PCs with hardware, software, and services—ultimately offering a complete computing solution to the professional market.
"MPC is a well-respected and accomplished enterprise technology provider serving the professional market," said Wynn White, vice president of marketing for KACE. "MPC's broad reach, coupled with KACE’s innovative, appliance-based systems management technology delivers to mid-market customers an affordable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use solution. Ultimately this makes our customers the true winners – they receive best of breed products and IT management solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership."
About MPC Corporation
MPC Corporation (Amex: MPZ), a major US PC vendor since 1991, provides enterprise IT hardware solutions to mid-size businesses, government agencies and education organizations. With its October 2007 acquisition of Gateway's Professional business, MPC became the only top-10 U.S. PC vendor focused exclusively on the $43 billion Professional PC market. For more information, visit MPC online at http://www.mpccorp.com.
KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.
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