Tool transfers PC 'personality'
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 04, 2000
Federal agencies facing large-scale PC migration projects have a new option,
thanks to Tuesday's announcement that Tranxition Corp.'s PT Pro tool has
been added to Beyond.com's GSA schedule.
Personality Tranxport Professional 2.0 can help offices that are changing
or upgrading computers. The product transfers computer "personality" — the
personalized desktop interface, application settings, network connectivity,
Internet settings and documents — from PC to PC.
The company recently announced a deal for more than 130,000 seats of
PT Pro to the Internal Revenue Service. Over the next several months, the
IRS will upgrade every PC running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT and Office
97 to a newer version of Windows NT and Office 2000. The PCs are in service
centers, district offices, regional offices, computing centers and support
"We're definitely making a push to address the migration needs of the
federal government," said Ken Mackin, president and chief executive officer
at Tranxition. He said that in addition to the IRS, Tranxition already has
several customers within the Defense Department.
The government customers of Beyond.com, an e-commerce services provider,
include the Defense Logistics Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency
and the Patent and Trademark Office.
"Beyond.com has a great business model for doing business with the federal
government," Mackin said. "Their people know how to sell, and they know
how to effectively present our technology to the federal government."
The partnership, which has been in the works since June, enables Beyond.com
to offer PT Pro to all federal agencies through its GSA schedule and other