Barnes & Noble Selects MainControl(R) to Help Manage its Technology Procurement Process

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from MainControl Inc.

    MCLEAN, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MainControl
 Inc., a leading provider of technology infrastructure management solutions,
 today announced that Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) has selected
 MainControl's MC/EMpower i.series(TM) suite of business solutions to help
 manage its technology procurement process.  Based in New York, Barnes & Noble
 is the nation's largest bookseller, with more than 900 stores nationwide.
     Barnes & Noble's management initially recognized the need to streamline
 their procurement process and gain automated approvals for technology products
 via the Internet.  MainControl's MC/EMpower i.series will enable Barnes &
 Noble to electronically manage the procurement process from the inception of a
 new requisition through deployment and installation.  MainControl's business
 solutions will enhance how Barnes & Noble plans, procures, manages and
 services this process throughout the entire life cycle.
     "MainControl's solution will greatly enhance the way Barnes & Noble
 deploys new procurement technology to our booksellers," said Joe Giamelli,
 CIO, Barnes & Noble, Inc.  "This will improve our overall productivity and
 service levels.  We are now in a much stronger position to negotiate with our
 technology vendors."
     MainControl's procurement process will supply critical information about
 Barnes & Noble's technology assets.  MC/EMpower will provide Barnes & Noble
 with a comprehensive set of business solutions that will generate value and
 reduce costs by aligning their procurement technology and business objectives.
     "Barnes & Noble is the nation's largest bookseller and we are excited that
 they have selected MainControl to manage their technology procurement
 process," said Alex Pinchev, president and CEO, MainControl.  "Successful
 procurement and infrastructure management are evolving business initiatives
 and critical success factors for organizations.  MainControl will provide
 Barnes & Noble with a procurement process that will support all aspects of
 their technology infrastructure."
     As the project moves forward, Barnes and Noble plans to use MainControl's
 inventory management solution, which will enable them to create a flexible
 enterprise-wide repository of information on all technology assets as well as
 tracking modifications to all hardware and software within the IT
 organization.
 
     About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
     Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) operates 569 Barnes & Noble and 339 B.
 Dalton bookstores, and, with its acquisition of Babbage's Etc. and Funco,
 Inc., is the nation's largest operator of video game and entertainment
 software stores.  Barnes & Noble stores stock an authoritative selection of
 book titles and provide access to more than one million titles.  They offer
 books from more than 50,000 publisher imprints with an emphasis on small,
 independent publishers and university presses.  Barnes & Noble is one of the
 world's largest booksellers on the World Wide Web (http://www.bn.com), and the
 premiere bookseller on America Online's (Keyword: bn) proprietary network.
 Barnes & Noble.com has the largest standing inventory of any online
 bookseller.  Barnes & Noble also publishes books under its own imprint for
 exclusive sale through its retail stores and Web site.
     Further information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
 Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site:
 http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com .
 
     About MainControl Inc.
     Founded in January 1994, MainControl Inc. is a privately held company
 headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices throughout the United States,
 as well as in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.  MainControl's business
 solutions provide more than 200 corporations worldwide with industry leading,
 technology infrastructure management solutions to plan, track, and manage the
 configurations and costs of technology resources throughout the enterprise.
 Network Computing awarded MainControl the "Well-Connected Award;" Product of
 the Year: Asset Management.  For more information, visit
 http://www.maincontrol.com .
 
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    MCLEAN, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MainControl
 Inc., a leading provider of technology infrastructure management solutions,
 today announced that Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) has selected
 MainControl's MC/EMpower i.series(TM) suite of business solutions to help
 manage its technology procurement process.  Based in New York, Barnes & Noble
 is the nation's largest bookseller, with more than 900 stores nationwide.
     Barnes & Noble's management initially recognized the need to streamline
 their procurement process and gain automated approvals for technology products
 via the Internet.  MainControl's MC/EMpower i.series will enable Barnes &
 Noble to electronically manage the procurement process from the inception of a
 new requisition through deployment and installation.  MainControl's business
 solutions will enhance how Barnes & Noble plans, procures, manages and
 services this process throughout the entire life cycle.
     "MainControl's solution will greatly enhance the way Barnes & Noble
 deploys new procurement technology to our booksellers," said Joe Giamelli,
 CIO, Barnes & Noble, Inc.  "This will improve our overall productivity and
 service levels.  We are now in a much stronger position to negotiate with our
 technology vendors."
     MainControl's procurement process will supply critical information about
 Barnes & Noble's technology assets.  MC/EMpower will provide Barnes & Noble
 with a comprehensive set of business solutions that will generate value and
 reduce costs by aligning their procurement technology and business objectives.
     "Barnes & Noble is the nation's largest bookseller and we are excited that
 they have selected MainControl to manage their technology procurement
 process," said Alex Pinchev, president and CEO, MainControl.  "Successful
 procurement and infrastructure management are evolving business initiatives
 and critical success factors for organizations.  MainControl will provide
 Barnes & Noble with a procurement process that will support all aspects of
 their technology infrastructure."
     As the project moves forward, Barnes and Noble plans to use MainControl's
 inventory management solution, which will enable them to create a flexible
 enterprise-wide repository of information on all technology assets as well as
 tracking modifications to all hardware and software within the IT
 organization.
 
     About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
     Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:   BKS) operates 569 Barnes & Noble and 339 B.
 Dalton bookstores, and, with its acquisition of Babbage's Etc. and Funco,
 Inc., is the nation's largest operator of video game and entertainment
 software stores.  Barnes & Noble stores stock an authoritative selection of
 book titles and provide access to more than one million titles.  They offer
 books from more than 50,000 publisher imprints with an emphasis on small,
 independent publishers and university presses.  Barnes & Noble is one of the
 world's largest booksellers on the World Wide Web (http://www.bn.com), and the
 premiere bookseller on America Online's (Keyword: bn) proprietary network.
 Barnes & Noble.com has the largest standing inventory of any online
 bookseller.  Barnes & Noble also publishes books under its own imprint for
 exclusive sale through its retail stores and Web site.
     Further information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the
 Internet by visiting the company's corporate Web site:
 http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com .
 
     About MainControl Inc.
     Founded in January 1994, MainControl Inc. is a privately held company
 headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices throughout the United States,
 as well as in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.  MainControl's business
 solutions provide more than 200 corporations worldwide with industry leading,
 technology infrastructure management solutions to plan, track, and manage the
 configurations and costs of technology resources throughout the enterprise.
 Network Computing awarded MainControl the "Well-Connected Award;" Product of
 the Year: Asset Management.  For more information, visit
 http://www.maincontrol.com .
 
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