SOURCE: AppStream

March 13, 2007 18:48 ET

ICS, Inc. Fortifies SmartDesktop™ With AppStream's Streaming Technology

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- AppStream, Inc., a leader in on-demand application deployment and management, today announced a partnership agreement with Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), a full-service information security and technology services firm headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. Under the partnership ICS will leverage AppStream's award-winning streaming technology as the primary application delivery mechanism for ICS's SmartDesktop™ solution.

ICS's SmartDesktop, a solution in the emerging category of desktop seat management, addresses the challenges organizations face with managing today's antiquated desktop environments. Unlike other seat management solutions, SmartDesktop takes a holistic approach to the entire desktop lifecycle and applies the application streaming technology from AppStream as the on-demand software delivery and management mechanism.

The SmartDesktop services solution powered by AppStream is available immediately, only through ICS, Inc. http://SmartDesktop.ICSInc.com. SmartDesktop is delivered as an outsourced consulting service, or, it can be implemented by ICS as a design/build/deploy project in tandem with an organization's IT staff that has been professionally trained by ICS.

"Independent research and ICS cost models show a 47% total cost of ownership reduction in many cases, with a return on investment (ROI) period of 8 months when embracing SmartDesktop," according to Steve Goldsby, CEO of ICS. "AppStream's technology comprises a large portion of that savings. AppStream is also instrumental to our solution because not only does it work every time without fail, but it provides self-service software provisioning that eliminates the need for a large and costly help desk function."

Key organizations that benefit from SmartDesktop powered by AppStream are companies with 250 or more desktop PCs, businesses that have large mobile workforces or companies that have large geographically dispersed workers. In addition, SmartDesktop provides a clear transition path to virtual desktop environments, greatly simplifying disaster recovery planning and continuity of operations.

"ICS's SmartDesktop fortified with AppStream technology ultimately helps businesses optimize IT resources and focus on strategic priorities," said Brad Rowland, vice president of marketing and product management, AppStream. "We are confident that our partnership with ICS creates a compelling service offering that provides an immediate return to companies looking for better ways to manage their desktop environment."

About AppStream

AppStream, Inc. is a leader in on-demand application deployment and management. By combining application streaming with application virtualization technologies, AppStream offers customers the most flexible application management solutions at the most affordable price, with the fastest implementation time. AppStream also enables a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model by transforming any Windows-compatible software application into a service over the internet. AppStream does this through patented on-demand technologies and partnerships with industry leaders. AppStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For more information log onto www.appstream.com.

About Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc.

Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. is a full-service Information Security & Technology consulting and professional services firm headquartered in Montgomery, AL with operating locations throughout the U.S. Focusing on State, Federal and Fortune 1000 clients, ICS provides a robust portfolio of technology and information security services. To learn more about ICS, go to www.icsinc.com.

Contact Information

  • For Media Inquiries:

    Brad Rowland
    AppStream, Inc.
    650-251-2500

    Lisa Copass
    Stepping Out Communications
    925-253-8445

    Steve Goldsby
    Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc.
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