Strategic restructuring targets information boom

Data warehousing and data management organisation e-DataGroup has announced it is carrying out a strategic restructuring to take advantage of what it says is growing interest in information storage.e-DataGroup was formed as a holding company for six information management operations: Dawn Technologies, Digital Tape Solutions, e-DataCare, Akron, e-DataStorage, and e-DataServices.e-DataGroup CEO Garry Humphreys believes a much larger proportion of the IT dollar will be spent on information storage in the future.

He said e-DataGroup was adapting and restructuring to be ready to take advantage of the boom. "Any company in this business that isn't seriously preparing itself now will never be ready," Humphreys said.

Through its strategic restructure, e-DataGroup aims to become a $500 million company within the next five years. It anticipates that foundations of the expansion strategy will include acquisitions and organic growth.

Under the first stage of the restructuring, e-DataGroup has appointed two non-executive directors to its management team. BAAN Australia managing director Gerhard Rumpff has joined the e-DataGroup board, bringing experience in the IT industry in a number of executive positions. Ian Levi, a director of Hill Rogers Chartered Accountants, has also joined the board.

As part of the reorganisation, e-Data is establishing a new project, e-DataCare. The project will allow clients to outsource their storage, protection and recovery applications. It will include on-site services, centrally monitored and managed at a "mission control" type centre.

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