Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Ontrack data recovery aids corporate data protection in 2004

Worldwide corporate program grows 115% over 2003 demonstrating sustained need for proactive approach

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 1, 2005 – Demonstrating the growing importance of outsourced data recovery services in corporate data protection/storage plans, Ontrack Data Recovery announced today that the Company’s worldwide Corporate Advantage Program experienced a 115 percent increase in participation over 2003.  Despite the expertise of IT professionals managing data strategies, corporate IT departments are faced with more complex challenges and higher demands that are contributing to increased data loss incidents.  Ontrack reports a 95 percent increase in requests for support from its program affiliates, indicating a significant trend toward a more constant need for outsourced recovery services as a critical component for data protection in the corporate environment.

With corporations more dependent on electronic information, especially email, IT departments are at maximum capacity managing constantly growing volumes of data. The challenges are even greater considering factors like new storage requirements. “Storage administrators are being asked to do more with less, using the same resources to manage a greater volume of information than was required in the past,” said Ken Gibson, Partnership Manager for Ontrack Data Recovery. “Through our Corporate Advantage Program, Ontrack is dedicated to helping administrators handle storage and recovery issues by providing an effective service they can use to protect their customers’ critical data.”

In 2004, corporate data recovery demand spanned a wide variety of industries including some of the largest corporations and Fortune 100 companies in health care, finance, technology systems, consulting, aeronautical design and pharmaceuticals.  Last year alone, Ontrack processed approximately 190 terabytes of data for affiliates through the Corporate Advantage Program.

Ontrack affiliates benefit from access to the world's most technically advanced data recovery products and services, without having to invest in the personnel and technology themselves, and the program's streamlined, single-point-of-contact approach promotes centralization as businesses continue to consolidate their operations. Additional benefits such as frequent-user discounts and privileges, worldwide training and support, and new online tools that provide real-time, direct access to Ontrack's data recovery specialists, help ensure fast, personalized, and cost effective service.

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery (www.ontrack.com) is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., the technology services subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.

Media Contact:

Ben Blomberg, 952-516-3617, Ben.Blomberg@krolldiscovery.com