ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software Inc. (Nasdaq: OTGS), a leading provider of online data storage, data access and email management solutions, announced today that its Director of Product Management for Storage Products, Sheila Childs, was elected Vice Chair of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The selection was made at the SNIA's annual kick-off meeting, which took place yesterday prior to the Fall 2001 Storage Networking World conference in Orlando, Fla. Childs was elected to this position for her outstanding contribution to the storage networking industry, as well as her past and continued leadership in driving interoperability standards. "OTG congratulates Sheila on this honor. As a company, we are committed to interoperability, and therefore have actively worked with and certified our software solutions on over 800 devices, including SAN and NAS devices," said Michael Del Rosso, CTO of OTG Software. "We continue to enable data management and access by leveraging our open architecture and support for today's complex, heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments." As co-chair of the SNIA interoperability committee, Childs has been a driving force in establishing and implementing guidelines for consistent interoperability testing. Her leadership has led to the overwhelming success of the interoperability labs at the bi-annual Storage Networking World conferences and other major storage events. As Director of Product Management for Storage Products for OTG, Sheila is spearheading the Company's charge in developing, certifying and promoting interoperable solutions in the storage networking environment through partnerships, participation in SNIA working groups, and through internal development. With OTG's interoperable solutions spanning multiple device, media and network types, OTG customers can maximize their existing hardware investment and minimize their overall IT infrastructure cost. "I would like to thank the SNIA for choosing me for this position," said Childs. "Only through interoperability can we, as an industry, help our customers achieve the values of storage networking -- ease of use, management and lower cost." About OTG Software OTG Software provides next-generation data management and collaboration solutions that virtualize storage for any type of data, including files, messages and databases, while providing easy and transparent access. OTG's application-oriented approach supports all platforms with open architecture solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise, and integrate seamlessly to store, track and retrieve information. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, the company has a customer base of over 15,000 organizations and a global network of VARs, distributors, and OEMs. Infinite Storage. Immediate Access.(TM) http://www.otg.com This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Without limiting the foregoing, references to future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: (i) the ability to recruit and retain qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii) market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and adoption rate of Windows NT, Windows 2000, UNIX and Linux (iv) growing competition and (v) our ability to maintain and manage our growth. We undertake no obligation to update or supplement this information. For additional information regarding risk factors that could affect our future results, please refer to the discussions of "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the SEC on March 7, 2001, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, filed with the SEC on August 13, 2001. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X26682115
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