Compugen Inc.

Compugen Inc.

August 11, 2008 09:00 ET

Compugen Charter Member of Microsoft's Desktop Deployment Planning Services Distinguished DDPS Partner Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO and RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) - Compugen has become one of a very few Charter Members of Microsoft's Desktop Deployment Planning Services Distinguished DDPS Partner Program. Announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday 8 July, 2008, the Distinguished DDPS Partner Program recognizes partners internationally who have met the Program's requirements for the level of qualifications and experience to deliver the services. The program was created to recognize partners who show an ongoing commitment to DDPS engagements and demonstrate excellence with desktop deployment for customers worldwide.

Desktop Deployment Planning services consist of prescriptive guidance, toolkits and associated risk management strategies delivered to Microsoft licensing customers who have associated software assurance benefits and choose to engage Microsoft partners to deliver the benefits. They are based on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008, which reduces the interaction time required to install desktop applications and operating systems. Customers receiving the services are able to enter into deployments of business desktop software and hardware with advanced tools and knowledge to execute in a low-risk and economical way, leading to increased software usage and productivity, lower deployment and operating costs and improved return on software investment.

Charter members of this elite Program have delivered DDPS services to many customers, have a minimum number of fully trained personnel, and maintain their Program membership through ongoing qualification, service delivery and evidence of customer satisfaction. They also commit to deploying the technology within their own operations, and developing case studies in cooperation with selected DDPS customers.

Further information on Desktop Deployment Planning Services is available from Microsoft.

About Compugen

Compugen has many experienced Compugen Microsoft consultants working from 16 offices in major centres across the country--Victoria, Vancouver (Richmond); Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, London, Guelph, Brantford, Ottawa, Toronto (Richmond Hill), Montreal, Saguenay, Quebec and Halifax (Dartmouth). Compugen's dedicated team of Microsoft software sales specialists manages hundreds of Select Agreements and dozens of Enterprise Agreements for Microsoft customers across Canada.

At the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Compugen received the 2008 Partner of the Year Award for Advanced Infrastructure, Exchange Migration and Deployment (see the news release), while in 2007 Compugen received the Microsoft 2007 Partner of the Year Award in the Information Worker Solutions, Office Systems Desktop Deployment category (see the news release). Like this year's award, these awards recognize the quality and success of Compugen's work in helping customers leverage Microsoft technologies to solve difficult business problems. Compugen has previously been recognized as Microsoft's Top Canadian Large Account Reseller for customer satisfaction.

In addition to Microsoft software sales and deployments, Compugen solutions cover a wide range of other IT domains, including desktops, servers, storage, printing, networking, virtualization, business continuity/disaster recovery. To support these solutions, Compugen offers a complete design-build-run-maintain lifecycle suite of professional IT services and is a top-level partner in Canada for Cisco, Citrix, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft and other technology leaders.

The Pathways goal is to identify and follow the best possible path for IT infrastructure migration and deployment projects that will minimize project risk and ensure success ... "the road best travelled". This goal is accomplished by bringing together key Compugen implementation resources, processes and practices to create an integrated solution incorporating:

      Skilled and experienced IT professionals, supported by vendor-partner
                              technical experts
      Best-of-breed products and technologies from industry-leading vendor
      Advanced deployment support tools to supplant manual effort and 
                            eliminate errors
      Assessments, piloting and proofs of concept to make it easier 
                for you to get started down the right path 
      Commitment to industry-recognized best practices

Complete information on Compugen solutions and its suite of IT lifecycle services can be found at

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