KPMG Consulting Completes U.S. Build Out of Global Broadband Solution Centers; KPMG Consulting Opens Liberty Corner, N.J., Center for Building, Testing and Demonstrating Customer Solutions.

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from KPMG Consulting, Inc.

    MCLEAN, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG Consulting, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: KCIN), one of the world's largest consulting firms, today announced
 the opening of its Northeast Broadband Solution Center in Liberty Corner,
 N.J., now one of four commercially operational Broadband Solution Centers in
 the country that are part of the company's global initiative to offer fully
 equipped solution centers in which the company works with clients to build,
 test and demonstrate innovative solutions, help to reduce risk and assist in
 accelerating deployment schedules for customers.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/DCTU032LOGO )
      The launch of KPMG Consulting's northeastern center, which joins existing
 centers in Denver, Co., McLean, Va., and Mountain View, Calif., completes KPMG
 Consulting's U.S. build-out.  Two others center are located in Europe and
 Australia. The Broadband Solution Centers offer customers across all
 industries the opportunity to design and test solutions including customer
 relationship management, supply chain, managed services and mobile solutions.
     "The Broadband Solution Centers provide our customers with the platform to
 develop systems within hours instead of weeks," said Judith List, senior vice
 president, KPMG Consulting. "The Broadband Centers reduce the burden on
 companies by making it possible for us to simulate the client's network and
 operational environment so that they can build and test the technologies that
 they are considering for implementation. The Centers eliminate the leap of
 faith that most companies take from concept to large scale deployment, and
 could also decrease the time-to-market for new systems."
     KPMG Consulting's Broadband Solution Centers enable virtual communication,
 allowing customer engagement teams to collaborate across multiple locations.
 The centers accommodate large scale projects and enable KPMG Consulting and
 our customers to:
 
     *  Leverage technology resources like Unix and Windows servers, house
        development environments, and establish extranet environments to
        communicate with client environments;
     *  Demonstrate solutions alternatives and solutions developed for clients
        in state-of-the-art presentation facilities; and
     *  To work in fully-capable, client-secure project rooms to develop
        leading-edge solutions that are unique to the client enterprise.
 
     Each center is comprised of a prototype IP-based telco central office and
 server farm in a computer room facility, adjoining project rooms and lab
 areas, an operation center/theater, state of the art presentation areas, and
 software development areas and offices.
     "In today's market, few companies have the resources to build facilities
 in which they will be able to explore options for creating efficiencies or
 managing costs or generating new revenues using broadband technologies," said
 Brian Snarzyk, senior vice president, Solutions Infrastructure, KPMG
 Consulting. "The centers allow clients to evaluate the changing mix of
 technology solutions that will help move their businesses forward, by giving
 them a design, development and testing environment that is outside of their
 own infrastructure, but still allows them to access or replicate the resources
 they need from their environment in order to seamlessly address the next
 business challenge."
     For more information on the KPMG Consulting Broadband Solution Centers,
 please call 1-866-FORKCIN.
 
     About KPMG Consulting, Inc.
     As of February 8, 2001, KPMG Consulting, Inc. is an independent consulting
 company, no longer affiliated with KPMG LLP, the tax and audit firm.  KPMG
 Consulting should be referenced as such in the first and all subsequent
 references.
     KPMG Consulting, Inc. (Nasdaq: KCIN), based in McLean, Virginia, is one of
 the world's largest consulting companies with more than $2 billion in annual
 revenues.  Our more than 9,100 professionals provide business and technology
 strategy, systems design and architecture, applications implementation,
 network and systems integration, and related services that enable clients to
 leverage technology for stronger return on investment, and real, sustainable
 competitive advantage. We serve more than 2,500 clients, including global
 companies, Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses,
 government agencies and other organizations, through six industry-focused
 lines of business, including: financial services, consumer and industrial
 markets, high tech, communications and content, public services and health
 care.
     For more information about KPMG Consulting, visit the Web site at
 http://www.kpmgconsulting.com . For news media, visit
 http://kpmgconsulting.com/direct.asp?area=contactus .
 
 

SOURCE KPMG Consulting, Inc.
    MCLEAN, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG Consulting, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: KCIN), one of the world's largest consulting firms, today announced
 the opening of its Northeast Broadband Solution Center in Liberty Corner,
 N.J., now one of four commercially operational Broadband Solution Centers in
 the country that are part of the company's global initiative to offer fully
 equipped solution centers in which the company works with clients to build,
 test and demonstrate innovative solutions, help to reduce risk and assist in
 accelerating deployment schedules for customers.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/DCTU032LOGO )
      The launch of KPMG Consulting's northeastern center, which joins existing
 centers in Denver, Co., McLean, Va., and Mountain View, Calif., completes KPMG
 Consulting's U.S. build-out.  Two others center are located in Europe and
 Australia. The Broadband Solution Centers offer customers across all
 industries the opportunity to design and test solutions including customer
 relationship management, supply chain, managed services and mobile solutions.
     "The Broadband Solution Centers provide our customers with the platform to
 develop systems within hours instead of weeks," said Judith List, senior vice
 president, KPMG Consulting. "The Broadband Centers reduce the burden on
 companies by making it possible for us to simulate the client's network and
 operational environment so that they can build and test the technologies that
 they are considering for implementation. The Centers eliminate the leap of
 faith that most companies take from concept to large scale deployment, and
 could also decrease the time-to-market for new systems."
     KPMG Consulting's Broadband Solution Centers enable virtual communication,
 allowing customer engagement teams to collaborate across multiple locations.
 The centers accommodate large scale projects and enable KPMG Consulting and
 our customers to:
 
     *  Leverage technology resources like Unix and Windows servers, house
        development environments, and establish extranet environments to
        communicate with client environments;
     *  Demonstrate solutions alternatives and solutions developed for clients
        in state-of-the-art presentation facilities; and
     *  To work in fully-capable, client-secure project rooms to develop
        leading-edge solutions that are unique to the client enterprise.
 
     Each center is comprised of a prototype IP-based telco central office and
 server farm in a computer room facility, adjoining project rooms and lab
 areas, an operation center/theater, state of the art presentation areas, and
 software development areas and offices.
     "In today's market, few companies have the resources to build facilities
 in which they will be able to explore options for creating efficiencies or
 managing costs or generating new revenues using broadband technologies," said
 Brian Snarzyk, senior vice president, Solutions Infrastructure, KPMG
 Consulting. "The centers allow clients to evaluate the changing mix of
 technology solutions that will help move their businesses forward, by giving
 them a design, development and testing environment that is outside of their
 own infrastructure, but still allows them to access or replicate the resources
 they need from their environment in order to seamlessly address the next
 business challenge."
     For more information on the KPMG Consulting Broadband Solution Centers,
 please call 1-866-FORKCIN.
 
     About KPMG Consulting, Inc.
     As of February 8, 2001, KPMG Consulting, Inc. is an independent consulting
 company, no longer affiliated with KPMG LLP, the tax and audit firm.  KPMG
 Consulting should be referenced as such in the first and all subsequent
 references.
     KPMG Consulting, Inc. (Nasdaq: KCIN), based in McLean, Virginia, is one of
 the world's largest consulting companies with more than $2 billion in annual
 revenues.  Our more than 9,100 professionals provide business and technology
 strategy, systems design and architecture, applications implementation,
 network and systems integration, and related services that enable clients to
 leverage technology for stronger return on investment, and real, sustainable
 competitive advantage. We serve more than 2,500 clients, including global
 companies, Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses,
 government agencies and other organizations, through six industry-focused
 lines of business, including: financial services, consumer and industrial
 markets, high tech, communications and content, public services and health
 care.
     For more information about KPMG Consulting, visit the Web site at
 http://www.kpmgconsulting.com . For news media, visit
 http://kpmgconsulting.com/direct.asp?area=contactus .
 
 SOURCE  KPMG Consulting, Inc.