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

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:16am EST

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  PUNE, INDIA and SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 25 (Marketwire)
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 solution. 

    "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
(NYSE: HPQ) is available at

    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, please

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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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