Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management
company, and O'Neil DataTech LLC, a division of O'Neil Software, a
provider of offsite records management software, today announced plans
to link their companies' respective records management software,
creating a unified solution for customers seeking to access and manage
records stored across multiple locations and vendors. Planned for the
first quarter of 2012, the solution will integrate O'Neil's RS-SQL
software utilizing O'Neil's RMBridge? web services with Iron Mountain's
Accutrac® software and enable organizations to manage paper records kept
at records centers using O'Neil's software as well as Iron Mountain
In its agreement with O'Neil, Iron Mountain aims to facilitate faster
access to information and better compliance with regulations for how
organizations store, use and destroy their information. By centrally
managing records, Iron Mountain believes organizations can more easily
apply uniform polices and processes for how long to keep those documents
and when to destroy them. Implementation of this solution will reduce
the number of tools customers require to manage records, thereby
reducing their costs.
"Managing information consistently is the key to achieving compliance
and taking control," said Richard Wilder, senior vice president, Iron
Mountain. "In this solution, we want to give customers a single window
into their records inventory so they can more easily apply their polices
for document retention and disposition as well as legal holds, across
their inventory, regardless of storage location."
"We are pleased to partner with Iron Mountain, bringing together
RMBridge and Accutrac to help customers better track and manage their
physical records inventory," stated Ian Thomas, executive vice
president, O'Neil DataTech. "Our two companies have deep records
management experience and manage records in an extensive number of
facilities around the world. This means companies small and large will
be able to consolidate the management of more of their records."
"The success of our business depends on our ability to manage and
process a constant stream of information, from leasing contracts to
mortgages and financial records," said Richard Daley, director of
information management, Tejon Ranch, a diversified real estate
development and agribusiness company, and an Iron Mountain Accutrac
user. "For a long time, we lacked a standardized, organization-wide
approach to records management, making it difficult to find information
when we needed it and putting us at risk for non-compliance. We needed a
unified information management solution to protect Tejon Ranch's
interests and help our employees do their jobs with greater efficiency
as the company grows. Iron Mountain gives us that, and this new solution
should allow us to gain even more control over our information through
greater visibility into our entire inventory."
The agreement between Iron Mountain and O'Neil comes four months after
Iron Mountain announced similar plans in July with GimmalSoft, whereby
the two companies will develop an interface for managing physical
records within SharePoint through Iron Mountain's Accutrac software.
Both agreements underscore the emphasis Iron Mountain is placing on a
robust records management tool that can help customers better understand
the nature of their records inventory and more consistently manage the
information within it.
Iron Mountain's Accutrac software gives organizations centralized
control of their records inventory and the ability to consistently apply
policy across multiple physical repositories. Accutrac's Web interface
allows customers to request records be picked up, order the retrieval of
offsite records, and perform other transactions.
About O'Neil DataTech LLC
O'Neil DataTech LLC is a provider of cloud based records management
solutions and is wholly owned subsidiary of O'Neil
Software, The FIRST Choice of Record Centers WorldwideTM.
O'Neil Software has been committed to leading the records storage and
management industry for 30 years with more than 1,000 record storage
facilities utilizing their software in more than 80 countries. O'Neil
Software's solutions manage and track multiple types of records
including traditional storage boxes, file folders, documents and tapes;
from deposit to destruction, work order to invoice. Visit www.oneildatatech.com
for more information.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management
services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and
inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The
company's solutions enable customers to protect and better use their
information--regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage--so
they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance
and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of
information assets, including business records, electronic files,
medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit www.ironmountain.com
or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain
for more information.
Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721
Kristen Georgian, 617-520-7042