Food and drug retailer selects software to automate company-wide software change management requirements
Mountain View, CA — August 11, 2003 — Marimba Inc., a change management software provider, today announced that Albertsons, a food and drug retailer, has selected Marimba products to address information technology (IT) asset tracking and software change management activities.
Albertsons operates more than 2,300 retail stores in 31 states and supports more than 350 software applications, ranging from productivity tools to client/server- and Web-enabled applications, which run across thousands of computing devices.
The retailer said Marimba's software change management products would provide a single, automated solution to deploy and manage applications, content and operating system upgrades; capture hardware and software asset information; and remotely repair software configuration issues.
The products will help minimize the need for technicians to travel to remote stores, distribution facilities and offices for software configuration and maintenance, according to Marimba. And since new software applications and content can be made available at all retail and corporate environments, improvements in productivity and customer service also will be facilitated.
Albertsons said it would also use Marimba to automate the deployment and management of anti-virus software and security patch updates.
"Marimba gives us a single automated solution to address our change management requirements," said Robert Dunst, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Albertsons. "The functionality, scalability, and multi-platform support we achieve will mark yet another step toward Albertsons' goal of being best-of-class in technology."