BOSTON & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, and GimmalSoft, a provider of Information Lifecycle Solutions for SharePoint®, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a solution for managing both physical documents and electronic files from within SharePoint 2010. The solution integrates SharePoint 2010 and Iron Mountain’s Accutrac software so that companies have a centralized means to access both paper and electronic documents, manage on- and off-site files, consistently classify data, apply legal holds and set retention periods. This capability will let companies classify and manage physical and electronic files more consistently, a key requirement for accessing information fast, meeting compliance regulations and being prepared for litigation.
“We are excited to partner with the Iron Mountain and GimmalSoft teams to extend the capabilities of SharePoint to meet our need to manage physical records,” stated Nishan DeSilva, a director in the Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs Organization. “This unified records management solution will allow people to access and manage all content, both on premises and offsite at Iron Mountain from a common SharePoint interface.”
“We are pleased to hear our good partners Iron Mountain and GimmalSoft have chosen to embrace and extend the SharePoint 2010 platform with additional physical records management capabilities,” stated Ryan Duguid, senior product manager, Microsoft SharePoint®. “Our partner ecosystem provides important and powerful extensions to SharePoint to solve real business problems for our common clients.”
“Many companies have adopted the use of SharePoint across their organizations and are experiencing difficulty in managing this information in a manner similar to their physical records,” said Richard Wilder, senior vice president, Iron Mountain. “Our partnership with GimmalSoft brings together our decades of records management expertise with GimmalSoft’s knowledge of SharePoint to create a comprehensive solution that helps our customers manage both physical and electronic records.”
“We will leverage our experience solving client problems and developing SharePoint solutions in the development of our records management solution. We are excited to team with an industry leader like Iron Mountain,” stated David Quackenbush, president, of GimmalSoft’s parent, Gimmal Group.
“We have significantly extended the native capabilities of SharePoint to provide users one solution for managing their records. It’s exciting,” stated Brad Teed, GimmalSoft’s chief technology officer.
This October, Iron Mountain and GimmalSoft will demonstrate the new solution at the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, Calif. and at the ARMA International Conference in Washington, DC.
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.
GimmalSoft, a division of Gimmal Group, develops products built inside Microsoft SharePoint to provide enterprise content and records management. As a Microsoft ISV, GimmalSoft builds solutions inside SharePoint that harness the viral adoption of SharePoint to enable true enterprise solutions for electronic information and records management that reduce cost by taking advantage of a single content repository. GimmalSoft believes that partnerships within the Microsoft eco-system benefit clients by enabling a complete solution for their enterprise content and records management needs. GimmalSoft products and Gimmal solutions are deployed in government agencies and leading global companies across many industries. For more information, visit www.gimmalsoft.com.