Monday, June 28, 1999

Ontrack supports "ProveIt" disaster recovery education initiative

ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), the world leader in data recovery services, has announced it is supporting ProveIt, a powerful educational initiative aimed at companies in the United States and abroad. This initiative is designed to help corporate executives and information systems managers prepare for business-critical computing system disasters.
Ontrack becomes one of more than 30 computing industry software, hardware and service providers to help make the industry-supported effort, called the DLTtape ProveIt Disaster Recovery Initiative, a collaborative success in getting corporations to prove that they have adequate disaster recovery plans in place. At the core of the initiative is a Web site,, where executives and IS/IT managers can use interactive scorecards to assess their disaster recovery readiness and determine how it may impact business continuity (their ability to continue business operations). The site includes a number of other resources,
including case studies, peer comparisons, instructional materials, resource referrals and self-diagnostic tests.
“Ontrack specializes in software and services that help computer users protect their valuable data and recover lost data, so the ProveIt initiative allows us a great opportunity to provide our worldwide data availability solutions to the decision-makers dealing with computing system disasters,” said Lee Lewis, president of Ontrack. “Our goal is to provide organizations with the tools and resources needed to keep their computer systems and data available whether on the desktop or laptop.”
ProveIt resources, including the interactive disaster recovery scorecards for IT managers and executives, can be accessed at Supporters of the ProveIt initiative include Compaq Computer Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and Quantum Corp.
Ontrack, the world leader in data recovery, specializes in services and software that help computer users access and recover their valuable data. Using hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800/872-2599 (612/937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates data recovery centers in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Stuttgart.

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