Smith Micro's Internet Solutions Division Completes Microsoft Windows 2000 Consulting Project For College

Multi-Campus Migration Strategy Includes Windows 2000 Active Directory And

Exchange 2000 Infrastructure Design



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Smith Micro Software, Inc.

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith Micro Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and
 professional service solutions for the wireless and Internet markets, today
 announced that its Internet Solutions Division completed a consulting contract
 for Kern County Community College.  The contract was designed to assist
 California's multi-campus Kern County Community College District in migrating
 from a Unix-based email system to Microsoft Exchange 2000.  The project
 centered around creation of an architecture for the Windows 2000 Active
 Directory, the enterprise directory service at the heart of Exchange 2000 that
 makes it possible to have a single point of management for all users, email
 and mailbox information, and other messaging and network resources in a
 distributed computing environment.
     Smith Micro analyzed the network infrastructure that serves the district's
 administrative offices, three colleges and four community education extensions
 and then developed a detailed design for the Active Directory.  The company
 designed a structure for each component of the directory service, the server
 configurations required to deploy the system, and other implementation
 strategies.  The design also offered a step-by-step plan for migrating to
 Exchange 2000 in order to give the college's administrators, faculty and staff
 members access to productivity-enhancing features such as shared calendaring,
 email synchronization and mandatory email receipt confirmations.
     The consulting project was completed on an aggressive one-month timetable.
 "Smith Micro's assistance not only gave us a solid direction for the design of
 this project but also saved us an enormous amount of time," said Eddie
 Alvarado, Systems Administration Manager for the Kern County Community College
 District.  "It would have taken us anywhere from six months to a year to
 develop a plan for implementing Exchange 2000 if we had to do it internally,
 simply because we are involved in so many other projects, and Smith Micro's
 knowledge of the platform and of Active Directory made it happen in just over
 four weeks.  We expect we'll be able to roll out the system and let our users
 take advantage of it by next fall."
     "Any company or organization with multiple locations that is migrating to
 the Windows 2000 operating system, or other components of the Microsoft Office
 2000 suite that integrate with the Active Directory service, needs a blueprint
 for building the enterprise directory," said Chris Lippincott, General Manager
 of the Internet Solutions Division of Smith Micro Software.  "As this project
 for Kern County Community College District demonstrates, we believe a
 consultant with the proper expertise can dramatically accelerate the
 implementation process."
 
     About Kern County Community College District
     Kern County Community College District is a multi-campus educational
 institution that is based in Bakersfield, California, and serves an area of
 approximately 24,8000 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono and
 San Bernardino counties.  Geographically one of the largest community college
 districts in the U.S., the Kern District serves a population base of about
 700,000 and has an estimated enrollment of 22,500, with an annual operating
 budget of approximately $82 million.
 
     About Smith Micro Software
     Smith Micro Software is a developer and marketer of cross-platform
 software for personal and business computing.  Smith Micro's Internet
 Solutions Division markets the award-winning WebCatalog eCommerce and dynamic
 web publishing platform and also provides eCommerce and eBusiness consulting
 services.  The company also has a software products segment that includes
 wireless and broadband technologies, which specializes in products that
 facilitate wireless telephony, video conferencing, video-enhanced Internet
 communication, voice over IP, core fax and data telephony, and PC diagnostic
 troubleshooting tools; and Macintosh products, which includes the primary fax
 solution to Apple Computer as well as the first Mac-based desktop H.323 video
 conferencing product.
     Smith Micro products are available through direct sales, retail stores,
 value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's).
 Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the
 symbol SMSI.  The company is based in Aliso Viejo, CA.  For more information,
 contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800 or visit http://www.smithmicro.com/.
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties.  Among the important factors which could cause actual results
 to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
 economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting the
 company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as other
 factors detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K & 10-Q.
 
 

SOURCE Smith Micro Software, Inc.
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith Micro Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and
 professional service solutions for the wireless and Internet markets, today
 announced that its Internet Solutions Division completed a consulting contract
 for Kern County Community College.  The contract was designed to assist
 California's multi-campus Kern County Community College District in migrating
 from a Unix-based email system to Microsoft Exchange 2000.  The project
 centered around creation of an architecture for the Windows 2000 Active
 Directory, the enterprise directory service at the heart of Exchange 2000 that
 makes it possible to have a single point of management for all users, email
 and mailbox information, and other messaging and network resources in a
 distributed computing environment.
     Smith Micro analyzed the network infrastructure that serves the district's
 administrative offices, three colleges and four community education extensions
 and then developed a detailed design for the Active Directory.  The company
 designed a structure for each component of the directory service, the server
 configurations required to deploy the system, and other implementation
 strategies.  The design also offered a step-by-step plan for migrating to
 Exchange 2000 in order to give the college's administrators, faculty and staff
 members access to productivity-enhancing features such as shared calendaring,
 email synchronization and mandatory email receipt confirmations.
     The consulting project was completed on an aggressive one-month timetable.
 "Smith Micro's assistance not only gave us a solid direction for the design of
 this project but also saved us an enormous amount of time," said Eddie
 Alvarado, Systems Administration Manager for the Kern County Community College
 District.  "It would have taken us anywhere from six months to a year to
 develop a plan for implementing Exchange 2000 if we had to do it internally,
 simply because we are involved in so many other projects, and Smith Micro's
 knowledge of the platform and of Active Directory made it happen in just over
 four weeks.  We expect we'll be able to roll out the system and let our users
 take advantage of it by next fall."
     "Any company or organization with multiple locations that is migrating to
 the Windows 2000 operating system, or other components of the Microsoft Office
 2000 suite that integrate with the Active Directory service, needs a blueprint
 for building the enterprise directory," said Chris Lippincott, General Manager
 of the Internet Solutions Division of Smith Micro Software.  "As this project
 for Kern County Community College District demonstrates, we believe a
 consultant with the proper expertise can dramatically accelerate the
 implementation process."
 
     About Kern County Community College District
     Kern County Community College District is a multi-campus educational
 institution that is based in Bakersfield, California, and serves an area of
 approximately 24,8000 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono and
 San Bernardino counties.  Geographically one of the largest community college
 districts in the U.S., the Kern District serves a population base of about
 700,000 and has an estimated enrollment of 22,500, with an annual operating
 budget of approximately $82 million.
 
     About Smith Micro Software
     Smith Micro Software is a developer and marketer of cross-platform
 software for personal and business computing.  Smith Micro's Internet
 Solutions Division markets the award-winning WebCatalog eCommerce and dynamic
 web publishing platform and also provides eCommerce and eBusiness consulting
 services.  The company also has a software products segment that includes
 wireless and broadband technologies, which specializes in products that
 facilitate wireless telephony, video conferencing, video-enhanced Internet
 communication, voice over IP, core fax and data telephony, and PC diagnostic
 troubleshooting tools; and Macintosh products, which includes the primary fax
 solution to Apple Computer as well as the first Mac-based desktop H.323 video
 conferencing product.
     Smith Micro products are available through direct sales, retail stores,
 value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's).
 Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the
 symbol SMSI.  The company is based in Aliso Viejo, CA.  For more information,
 contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800 or visit http://www.smithmicro.com/.
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties.  Among the important factors which could cause actual results
 to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
 economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting the
 company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as other
 factors detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K & 10-Q.
 
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