PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in information protection and storage services, today announced a joint business relationship to provide clients with information management, compliance and litigation preparation services. This business relationship enables PwC and Iron Mountain to deliver information management consulting services from both organizations to clients, and complements a relationship established in July 2008 for PwC to use eDiscovery technology from Iron Mountain subsidiary Stratify, Inc. to help clients with investigations, regulatory matters and litigation.
Iron Mountain's Consulting Services group will advise clients on meeting numerous legal, regulatory, and operational requirements by working with them to develop records management policies and procedures like retention schedules. PwC's consultants will help clients make important information lifecycle decisions like how to retain, identify, preserve, protect, produce, archive and dispose of information. Stratify's team of technologists, former litigators and project management professionals will help clients understand how information is optimally work-flowed and used in complex legal proceedings.
"More and more, organizations want an integrated approach to managing their paper and electronic information," said John Jamison, vice president of Iron Mountain Consulting Services. "By combining PwC's consultative strength with Iron Mountain's records management expertise and Stratify's leading electronic discovery capabilities, we can now give our enterprise customers richer guidance for getting tighter control over their information, ultimately reducing their costs and risks of information management."
"The management of critical information assets across the information lifecycle is a core concern for many organizations today, especially as they deal with complex issues like data privacy, discovery and security, both in the U.S. and globally," said Brian Wycliff, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Together, PwC, Iron Mountain and Stratify can help clients rationalize their enterprise-wide information stores, reduce costs and risks, and improve end-to-end operational effectiveness."
"As a team, Iron Mountain, PwC and Stratify can now handle the full spectrum of corporate information management needs. With a powerful combination of expertise, process and tools, we are uniquely capable of helping corporate counsel successfully navigate their way through this new information minefield of regulation and litigation," said Ramana Venkata, senior vice president, Iron Mountain and general manager, Stratify, Inc.
About Iron Mountain's Consulting Services
Iron Mountain Consulting Services assists Fortune 1000 clients in developing and implementing records management programs. Iron Mountain consultants work with clients to set records retention schedules, create policies and procedures, and assist with training and implementation. In addition, Iron Mountain's consulting team helps organizations prepare for litigation by constructing information maps for electronic records most often involved in litigation.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) helps organizations around the world reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage. The Company offers comprehensive records management and data protection solutions, along with the expertise and experience to address complex information challenges such as rising storage costs, litigation, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain is a trusted partner to more than 120,000 corporate clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin American and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.ironmountain.com.
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