SOURCE: matrix42

March 28, 2007 09:39 ET

The Home Depot Selects matrix42's Empirum

Empirum to Provide IT Lifecycle Management Across More Than 2,000 Retail Locations

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- matrix42, a leading developer of system management software, announced today that The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has selected the matrix42 Empirum suite for centralized management of enterprise networked devices. Empirum technology will be used across all 2,164 The Home Depot retail stores globally.

Empirum will enable The Home Depot to automate and more effectively manage many daily operational IT tasks, increasing productivity and reducing administrative support costs. The Empirum suite includes the following components:

--  Empirum Software Management - automates software distribution and
    patch management
--  Empirum Inventory - maintains an enterprise inventory of hardware and
    software, including license management and application usage tracking
--  Empirum OS Installer - automates operating system rollouts and
--  Empirum Personal Backup - backs up and restores personal work
    environments at the push of a button
The Home Depot is the latest in a series of companies that have chosen matrix42's Empirum solution, including Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

"We're pleased that a company with the size and name recognition of The Home Depot has selected Empirum technology," said Ronald L. Harrison, Chief Operating Officer for matrix42. "This deal further attests to the growing popularity of our software for increasing administrative IT efficiency in large, distributed corporations worldwide."

Empirum can help organizations to achieve dramatic improvements with regard to total cost of ownership (TCO) of networked devices. Cited benefits of the technology include the reduction of fixed costs for desktop and server operations; shorter software delivery times; high success rates for software rollouts; and automated, fast recovery of personal system configurations.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,164 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. Through its HD Supply(SM) businesses, The Home Depot is also one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in the United States, with nearly 1,000 locations in the United States and Canada offering products and services for building, improving and maintaining homes, businesses and municipal infrastructures. In fiscal 2006, The Home Depot had sales of $90.8 billion and earnings of $5.8 billion. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index. HDG

About matrix42

matrix42's suite of Empirum products supports lifecycle management for networked devices, helping to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Empirum is an ITIL certified tool. With Empirum, companies are able to achieve dramatic and long-term savings on their IT operational costs, while increasing their flexibility and efficiency. matrix42 customers include such leading names as Fujitsu, EDS, Veritas, Nexus Management, Inc., AIG, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa. matrix42 worldwide headquarters are located near Frankfurt, Germany, and the U.S. headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA. To learn more, go to

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