Persistent Systems Announces Licensing Agreement With Hewlett Packard for HP Client Automation (HPCA) Software

Persistent Systems Announces Licensing Agreement With Hewlett Packard for HP 
Client Automation (HPCA) Software 
Continues to Expand IP Portfolio and Strengthen Expertise in PC
Lifecycle Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Mobile
Device Management 
PUNE, INDIA and SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  
Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), the global
leader in software product and technology services, today announced
that it has entered into a strategic agreement with HP to license its
HP Client Automation (HPCA) software. This technology acquisition
underscores Persistent Systems' commitment to expand its IP portfolio
and further strengthen its expertise in PC Lifecycle Management
(PCLCM), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Mobile Device
Management (MDM).  
HPCA is a scalable PC configuration lifecycle management solution
used by large enterprises to automate routine client management tasks
such as operating system deployments and upgrades, patch management,
application software deployment, application usage monitoring,
security, compliance and remote system management. Terms of the
agreement were not disclosed. 
Persistent Systems will be responsible for the product roadmap and
intends to invest in product development, extending all existing
aspects of the product including Mac support and Mobile Device
Management (MDM) functionality. HP will resell the Persistent
Systems' solution which will be a Persistent Systems branded
"We are delighted to work together with HP in providing a roadmap for
HPCA and maintaining seamless support continuity for customers," said
Hari Haran, President, Persistent Systems, Inc. "We are committed to
investing in HPCA, strengthening our capabilities and our position in
the PCCLM, VDI and MDM markets."  
"Persistent Systems is a strategic fit for HPCA and brings strong R&D
capabilities in PCLCM, VDI and MDM to extend the capabilities of this
world class solution," said George Kadifa, EVP of HP Software. "We
are confident that by partnering with Persistent Systems, we will
exceed the business needs of customers across the world."  
About HP:
 HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a
meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio
that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP
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About Persistent Systems:
 Established in 1990, Persistent Systems
(BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global company
specializing in software product and technology services. For more
than two decades, Persistent has been an innovation partner for the
world's largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering
start-ups. With a global team of more than 6,500 employees,
Persistent has 300 customers spread across North America, Europe, and
Asia. Currently, Persistent focuses on developing best-in-class
solutions in four key next-generation technology areas: Cloud
Computing, Mobility, Analytics and Collaboration, for
telecommunications, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, banking &
financial services and healthcare verticals. For more information,
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Media Contacts: 
Rashmi Joshi 
Persistent Systems Ltd. 
Tel: 91 83083 39400 
Ilona Mohacsi
PenVine for Persistent Systems Ltd. 
Tel: +1 631 764 3729
Nikhil Arora
Text100 Public Relations for Persistent Systems Ltd.
Tel: +91 98921 58923
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