/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE), the leading
provider of Enterprise Content and Business Process Management solutions and
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, provider of Application Optimized
Storage(TM) solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE: HIT),
today announced an integrated solution designed to help customers preserve and
protect sensitive enterprise information. This solution, based on Hitachi
industry-leading storage systems, integrates Hitachi Data Retention Utility
software with the FileNet P8 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform
FileNet P8 enables companies to make better decisions faster by uniquely
addressing their content and process needs, including managing content in and
outside of FileNet repositories from a central, federated catalog. Together,
FileNet and Hitachi Data Systems will provide solutions that include
integration of FileNet's Content Manager, Email Manager, Records Manager and
Image Manager with the Hitachi Data Retention Utility software. The Data
Retention Utility provides Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) functionality for disk
media across all tiers of Hitachi storage.
This combination plus Hitachi Data Systems recently announced HiCommand(R)
Tiered Storage Manager provides an enabling infrastructure to effectively
manage information as enterprise content management and information lifecycle
management technologies continue to converge.
HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager builds upon the large-scale
virtualization capabilities of the Hitachi TagmaStore(TM) Universal Storage
Platform and is the first software product to help users define and
dynamically move data across multi-dimensional tiers of storage without
disruption to the application itself.
The new joint FileNet-Hitachi Data Systems solution will help customers
manage and store very large volumes of documents, including critical email and
other business records on Hitachi's high performance storage area network
(SAN)-based storage subsystems. In addition, this solution can address
corporate governance and regulatory compliance directives including Sarbanes
Oxley, SEC 17a-4, and HIPAA, which mandate specific document retention
periods, immutability and the establishment and proof of required document
control and management processes.
"Enterprise Content Management and high performance storage infrastructure
solutions are a natural complement when it comes to helping customers meet the
challenges of managing information," said Martyn Christian, chief marketing
officer, FileNet Corporation. "We believe this joint solution offers
tremendous synergy between the two companies' technologies, offering
opportunities to enhance our respective capabilities and address compliance of
regulatory initiatives and management of the information lifecycle in order to
deliver greater customer benefits."
FileNet's support of Data Retention Utility further extends the company's
long-established support of Hitachi storage products and solutions. With a
shared installed base of more than a hundred of the Fortune 2000 customers in
today's key industries including financial services, government,
telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing, the Data Retention Utility
support effort has already galvanized increased activity between FileNet and
Hitachi Data Systems growing Enterprise Content Archival solution sales and
marketing group. The joint FileNet-Hitachi Data Systems solution is targeted
for customer availability in Q3 of 2005.
"Working with FileNet will enable Hitachi Data Systems to take another
step toward delivering the most comprehensive and integrated portfolio of
Application Optimized Storage solutions," said Scott Genereux, executive vice
president and general manager of Worldwide Sales, Channels and Support at
Hitachi Data Systems. "The combination of Hitachi storage systems and
software with FileNet's industry-leading ECM solutions enable our customers to
archive data while managing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance. Working
together, we can deliver a strong value proposition to our mutual customers by
offering a range of cost effective storage solutions that precisely match
FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq: FILE) helps organizations make better
decisions by managing the content and processes that drive their business.
FileNet's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions allow customers to
build and sustain competitive advantage by managing content throughout their
organizations, automating and streamlining their business processes, and
providing a spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify their critical and
FileNet ECM products are designed to deliver a broad set of capabilities
that integrate with existing information systems to provide cost-effective
solutions that solve real-world business problems.
Since the Company's founding in 1982, more than 4,000 organizations,
including more than three quarters of the FORTUNE 100, have taken advantage of
FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., the Company markets its innovative
ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales,
professional services and support organizations, as well as via its
ValueNet(R) Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&D resources to develop storage
solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance,
availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their
risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best
hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely
satisfy our customers' business needs.
With 2,900 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through
direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in
over 170 countries. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune
100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 347,000 employees worldwide.
Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,027.0 billion
yen ($84.4 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and
services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices,
power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial
services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Website
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