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StorageTek And IXOS Join Forces To Offer Comprehensive Enterprise Content Management Solution

  • 11 November, 2003 08:25

<p>~ Companies Team to Deliver One-Stop Shopping For Data and Document Management, Expand StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management Portfolio ~</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia -- Nov. 11, 2003 -- StorageTek® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK), the storage services and solutions expert and IXOS SOFTWARE AG (NASDAQ: XOSY), a leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced a worldwide strategic alliance to integrate a branded IXOS e-mail archival solution and resell IXOS' archiving and ECM software with StorageTek's storage management solutions.</p>
<p>Through the alliance, IXOS will enable StorageTek to provide customers with the IXOS-eCONserver for Exchange and IXOS-eCONserver for Lotus as part of StorageTek's Email Xcelerator series of solutions. Additionally, StorageTek may resell the IXOS®-eCON Solution Suite, which manages all documents and data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail archives. This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution will enable companies to retain an unalterable archive of email for a fixed period of time, helping them comply with regulatory requirements as mandated by SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.</p>
<p>StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite -- including Email ArchiveMaster™ and Email AuditMaster™ -- enabling users to immediately take advantage of the full StorageTek product line including compliant media.</p>
<p>"This is an ideal partnership for IXOS and StorageTek -- both leaders in our respective markets," said Richard Gailer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of IXOS. "With IXOS' high quality ECM and e-mail archiving solutions and StorageTek's deep data storage expertise, this alliance will bring to market a most comprehensive, best-of-breed solution. StorageTek customers will be able to simply and cost effectively manage the influx of information traveling through their businesses, with the capability to comply with the information retention mandates of the law."</p>
<p>StorageTek will offer its customers an entire ECM solution. This offering includes storage devices, professional services to design and implement the proper infrastructure to optimise StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management™ strategy, and the IXOS®-eCON Solution Suite, an integrated platform to securely and reliably manage business documents in SAP®, Siebel®, Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and Lotus® Notes environments, and custom applications. StorageTek will offer an ECM solution that enables customers to efficiently create, manage, and distribute Web content. In addition, the suite allows internal and external enterprise users to receive individualised access to important data and documents -- in real-time -- using a standard Web interface that is customised to match their corporate identity.</p>
<p>"Together, StorageTek and IXOS can offer customers one integrated storage archive platform for all of their Enterprise Content and e-mail archiving needs -- eliminating the need to work with multiple vendors. This alliance enables StorageTek to continue to build out its extensive hierarchy of Information Lifecycle Management solutions," said Philip Belcher, Managing Director for StorageTek Australia / New Zealand. "We are pleased to add IXOS' high quality platform to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help customers better manage information from creation to deletion."</p>
IXOS SOFTWARE is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. The IXOS offering ranges from solutions for the efficient creation, management and display of web information, to optimisation of business processes, to the secure, long-term archiving of all business documents in a dependable document repository. A global team of highly qualified consultants, combined with 24/7 support, complements the broad solution portfolio. Through its partnerships with leading international hardware and software providers and system integrators, IXOS ensures the implementation of innovative technologies and the availability of comprehensive industry-specific expertise. Its financial stability makes IXOS a dependable partner both now and in the distant future. In more than 2,700 installations spanning diverse industries, IXOS has helped companies reduce expenses, improve productivity, and enhance their competitiveness. More than 2 million users around the world enjoy the benefits of IXOS ECM solutions. IXOS SOFTWARE shares are traded in the TecDAX 30 Index of the Frankfurt, Germany stock exchange using the ticker symbol "XOS" (WKN 506150; ISIN: DE0005061501). In the U.S., American Depository Shares (ADSs) are traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange using the ticker symbol "XOSY".</p>
StorageTek (NYSE:STK), a $US2 billion worldwide company with headquarters in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions that are easy to manage, integrate well with existing infrastructures and allow universal access to data across servers, media types and networks. StorageTek provides practical and safe storage solutions in disk, networking, services, tape and tape automation. For more information, see</p>
<p>TRADEMARKS: StorageTek and the StorageTek logo are registered trademarks and Information Lifecycle Management is a trademark of Storage Technology Corporation. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of Storage Technology Corporation or other vendors/manufacturers.</p>
Chris Bowes
Bowes Communications
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