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MKS Presents PeakPerformance2004 - San Francisco

Waterloo, ON - April 20, 2004: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of enterprise software configuration management (SCM) solutions for the Global 1000, today announced it will host its second annual PeakPerformance2004, San Francisco, an event aimed at IT decision-makers challenged with maturing their enterprise software development processes to increase customer satisfaction, reduce IT costs and show return on investment.

Gartner, Inc., MKS and Union Bank of California Share Their Strategies for Increasing Value of Global Development through Enterprise Software Configuration Management

Waterloo, ON - April 20, 2004: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of enterprise software configuration management (SCM) solutions for the Global 1000, today announced it will host its second annual PeakPerformance2004, San Francisco, an event aimed at IT decision-makers challenged with maturing their enterprise software development processes to increase customer satisfaction, reduce IT costs and show return on investment. The event showcases presentations by:

  • Featured speaker Jim Duggan Vice President, and Area Research Director, Application Development Management Gartner, Inc.;
  • Mike Knott, Architect, System Specialist III, Union Bank of California; and
  • David Martin, VP Product Management, MKS.

Leading Global 1000 organizations will gather in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district on Tuesday, April 27 at the Pacific Room, Banker’s Club (Floor 52), Bank of America Building, to learn strategies for increasing the value of enterprise development through:

  • Increasing overall quality of enterprise software;
  • Reducing total cost of ownership, decreasing global development costs and increasing ROI through successful development initiatives;
  • Limiting development risk; and
  • Improving customer satisfaction

"The need for software change and configuration management is now compelling particularly in this climate of compliance," says Jim Duggan, Gartner Inc. "The requirement for stricter corporate governance is creating an environment where software configuration management solutions are now regarded as absolutely fundamental to managing the enterprise. Increasing numbers of Global 1000 companies — led in part by innovators in the financial services industry — are now actively seeking, process-driven change management solutions, and are aggressively seeking higher levels process-level maturity."

"We are pleased to host our second annual PeakPerformance event in San Francisco. This event brings together industry experts in enterprise software development and change management with Global 1000 organizations who are putting theory into business practice," says Michael Harris, chief operating officer, MKS. "Our goal for this event is to bring distinct value to organizations who are seeking to advance and standardize their software development practices and processes, and achieve higher levels of maturity."

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSX: MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The company’s family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, and impact analysis capabilities. Under its widely known MKS Toolkitâ brand, MKS provides UNIX-Windows co-existence, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

Copyright © 2004 MKS Inc. MKS, and MKS Toolkit are registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

 

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