April 12, 2006

Emu Software and Strategic Technologies Team Up

Sharon Smith writes "Joint offering provides Change Management Tracking for Managed Services

Cary, North Carolina, USA April 11th, 2006 – Strategic Technologies, a leading Eastern U.S. systems integrator, and Emu Software Inc., an open source management company, have announced the addition of Emu’s NetDirector software to enhance the Strategic Technologies’ iManage services offering.

Jim McHugh, CEO of Emu Software said,” We are excited to have a partner of the caliber of Strategic Technologies. Their customers have very specific and complex requirements that are growing as regulatory issues arise. We are pleased to provide a tool that can help their Sun users be proactive in their efforts to comply with regulations imposed by HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.”

With the addition of NetDirector to the iManage product, Strategic Technologies can now provide audit trails for all their managed services customers who need to know what changes were made, when they were made, and by whom. Additionally, the technology partnership extends iManage services to provide version control for server configuration, and server cloning.

“We are pleased to have an extensible tool like NetDirector that can be adapted to the meet the growing needs of our customers.” said Strategic Technologies CEO Mike Shook. “Effective management of mixed platform infrastructure requires tools that can be adapted to offer a tailored experience to each client. NetDirector is such a tool.”

Emu Software will be providing a role-based access and terminal logging solution to enhance Strategic’s iManage system administration services. In addition, NetDirector will be used to securely manage services running on Solaris. Strategic Technologies enhanced iManage product is a value-added service that provides off-site proactive monitoring and maintenance of IT infrastructure.

About Emu Software

Emu Software, Inc. is the maker of NetDirector, an extensible management framework that brings features such as rollback, policy-based administration, multi-server changes, and an ergonomic interface to open source systems. Emu Software is an IBM Business Partner and is designated as Red Hat Ready. Emu Software strives to deliver the leading cross-platform, cross-distribution configuration management solution for open source services such as Apache, Bind, Sendmail, and many others. Emu Software is headquartered in Cary, N.C. For more information, please visit www.emusoftware.com .

About Strategic Technologies

Strategic Technologies (www.stratech.com) is a leading advisor and integrator of business and technology with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, and offices throughout the eastern United States. The Company serves its clients' needs by providing the strategy, architecture, t, deployment, and operational support of mission-critical computing environments. By leveraging its industry knowledge and technology expertise, Strategic Technologies integrates processes, technology, information, and people in ways that speed up and improve business, reduce costs, maintain regulatory compliance, and leverage information throughout the enterprise.

NetDirector is a trademark of Emu Software, Inc. in the U.S. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks herein are property of their respective owners."

Link: emusoftware.com

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