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  • Compaq, Seagate to Jointly Promote Backup Software in Japan
  • April 29, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Compaq Computer KK of Japan and Nippon Seagate Software Inc. launched a joint marketing program in the field of backup software.
    The venture is part of a joint business strategy being developed on a global scale by their parent companies, Compaq Computer Corp. and Seagate Software Inc., both of the United States.

    As the mainstay of the marketing program in Japan, a demo version of Nippon Seagate's Backup Exec for Windows NT 7.0J (valid for 60 days) will be bundled on Compaq's tape drives for data backup. Six Compaq tape drive models will ship with the Seagate software.

    The bundled demo version provides the same functionality as the product version. "It offers backup scheduling and autoloader features that are not currently available with standard Windows NT utilities," Nippon Seagate said.

    If customers like the demo version, they will be able to order a license key from Nippon Seagate or its licensed distributors. By entering the license key, the demo version can be used as a product version.

    Backup Exec will be priced from 138,000 yen (US$1,060). Support for the demo version will be provided by Compaq's Customer Center.

    Compaq Japan and Nippon Seagate also plan to hold joint seminars at Compaq's Solutions Center and to cooperate in the publication of catalogs and other technical materials.

    In addition, the two companies intend to develop the Compaq Solution Market, a program for introducing customers of one company to products of the other.

    (BizTech Editorial Dept.)

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    Updated: Tue Apr 28 14:09:46 1998