Iron Mountain Chooses IBM to Power Digital Record Center


Iron Mountain Inc. selected IBM software to power its new Digital Record Center for Images.


Iron Mountain, a leader in information protection and storage services, is using IBM Content Manager OnDemand, IBM’s Web Interface for Content Management (IBM WEBi), IBM DB2 data server and IBM WebSphere Application Server to enable and support the drivers information management requirements of its Digital Record Center.


“The Digital Record Center for Images marries leading information management software from IBM with our storage-as-a-service expertise. The result is a secure, scalable repository for a company’s most accessed records and a pay-as-you-go service that frees companies from the costs and risks of maintaining their own in-house solution,” said Chris Churchill, vice president of document management solutions at Iron Mountain. “Combined with our physical document management and imaging capabilities, we can offer customers a true lifecycle solution: we can manage the physical document, convert it and then put it into our hosted archive to provide electronic access.” Selects Akorri BalancePoint, an online auto classified marketplace, selected Akorri’s BalancePoint software to manage its virtual environment. chose BalancePoint to gain insight across its entire virtual infrastructure. It enabled IT to identify performance bottlenecks and plan for growth and consolidation within their virtual infrastructure.


“Akorri BalancePoint was the only solution we found in the market that provides a view across the entire virtualization infrastructure,” said Jason Cornell, manager of the Windows System Group at “We found many tools that looked at one specific level, whether it is the hosts, guests or the storage, but Akorri’s BalancePoint is the first to pull everything together in a meaningful way. With BalancePoint we can now provide meaningful reports for administrators up through to executive management and avoid performance problems.”


DEMDACO Selects Centric PLM


DEMDACO, a growing provider of gift, holiday and home collections, selected Centric as its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution.


DEMDACO chose Centric PLM to improve global collaboration and product quality, minimize errors and costs, assure compliance and improve margins.


"We are committed to delivering high-quality products to our customers," said Steve Fowler, COO at DEMDACO. "Centric allows us to streamline our concept-to-catalog development process, make the wisest use of resources and vendors, improve quality and customer satisfaction, control costs and improve margins. The fast-paced nature of our business dictates that we choose a system that's quick to implement and easy for DEMDACO and our suppliers to use. Centric was the clear choice to support our rapidly growing business."


Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City Selects Lawson


The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., licensed the Lawson S3 Enterprise Financial Management, Human Capital Management and Supply Chain Management Suites to support its growing business operations and enhance its reporting capabilities.


Wyandotte County has nearly 160,000 citizens and includes the state’s most populous city, Kansas City. In 1997, Wyandotte County and Kansas City consolidated operations to form the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.


The Unified Government will use the Lawson applications to create a centralized administrative system. This consolidated system will help the organization generate reports for government administrators by automating formerly manual processes, such as those associated with budgeting, purchasing and personnel transactions. The Lawson system also will help the Unified Government increase employee productivity and reduce operational costs by reducing redundant data entry across multiple business systems.


TransUnion Selects Alterian Platform


TransUnion will begin utilizing the Alterian Marketing Services Platform in the first quarter of 2008.


The Alterian Platform will enable TransUnion to manage, segment and analyze one of Canada’s largest databases of consumer credit files.


“The decrease in turnaround time and efficiencies our U.S. customers have received from the deployment was key to our decision moving forward in Canada,” said Tom Higgins, director of analytic and decisioning services, TransUnion Canada. “In today’s time-sensitive market, we will be able to take advantage of search, query and analysis efficiencies that will allow us to focus on more strategic and customer-centric activities for our clients that build stronger relationships and greater value.”

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