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StorageTek And Deloitte Consulting Team To Implement Storagetek’s New Archiving And Compliance Assessment Solution


Alliance Helps Customers Optimize Data Archival, Address Regulatory Compliance Issues, and Control Associated Costs

LOUISVILLE, Colo.– August 29, 2005 – StorageTek® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK), the world’s most trusted partner for storing and managing critical business information, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, today unveiled a strategic alliance to work together in implementing StorageTek’s information archiving solution, which has been designed to help customers comply with certain regulatory requirements affecting data storage. The alliance is a key component for delivering StorageTek’s newly available Intelligent Archiving and Compliance Assessment services also announced today.

By combining StorageTek’s archiving and data management technology with Deloitte Consulting’s unique combination of advisory, consulting and implementation capabilities, the organizations will work together to implement StorageTek’s solution for clients’ records and information management requirements. The service offering aims to help companies not only to comply with corporate governance regulations, but also to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of information management.

Through StorageTek’s Intelligent Archiving and Compliance Assessment service, clients have access to in-depth, objective analysis of their business processes and data infrastructures to identify opportunities to control costs, improve data security, and help manage the risks associated with data retention regulations. The service is designed to help companies evaluate processes and controls within a company’s information infrastructure and help them take action to safeguard data and streamline operations relating to data storage.

“In today’s climate of accelerating data growth and stringent regulatory controls, companies must protect the interests of customers, employees, and shareholders by minimizing the costs and penalty risks associated with long-term information archiving,” said Eula Adams, vice president, Global Services, StorageTek. “With Deloitte Consulting, the industry leader in sustainable compliance consulting in our corner, we can help companies transform their perceived information ’liabilities’ into key business assets.”

According to Lee Dittmar, Principal and National Leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Enterprise Governance Practice, "Clients are transitioning from the first year of implementing Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory compliance, and are looking for a way to sustain compliance in a manner that ideally improves performance as well. An important part of this effort is the identification, protection, retrieval, and retirement of enormous amounts of data – driven by multiple regulations across multiple functions in multiple locations and business units.

“Our intent is to help clients address records and information management from an enterprise perspective, including policies, procedures, processes and technology solutions. We know our clients are looking for cost effective approaches that enable alignment with day to day needs of the business. The combination of StorageTek’s technology and Deloitte Consulting’s functional, technical, and industry experience brings both sides of the equation together,” said Dittmar.

The Intelligent Archiving and Compliance Assessment service is delivered in three modules – Discovery, Architecture Review, and Optimization – resulting in specific recommendations to help clients prioritize corrective action based on risk to enable compliance with privacy and governance requirements, and to establish leading practices for long-term information archiving and data protection.

“The combination of StorageTek’s experience in information and storage management, and Deloitte’s expertise in compliance consulting, lets customers approach these issues in a more strategic way,” said Doug Chandler, IDC Program Director for Storage Software and Services. “Customers today are looking for more than just technology to solve their problems, and StorageTek’s new offering adds key elements to the company’s overall archiving solution.”

StorageTek’s solution will be available in Q4 2005 through StorageTek’s Intelligent Archiving and Compliance Assessment service in North America. To learn more about StorageTek’s full portfolio of Global Services offerings, visit To reach a StorageTek sales representative call 1-800-275-4785 or 303-673-2800. For more information about Deloitte Consulting, please visit

StorageTek and Deloitte Consulting will join forces to conduct a seminar entitled “Building an Actionable Strategy for Information Compliance” Thursday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, 7:00 a.m. Pacific. For more information and to register visit:

About StorageTek

StorageTek (Storage Technology Corp., NYSE: STK) is a $2 billion global company that utilizes its information lifecycle management strategy to help businesses align the cost of storage with the value of their information. The company’s innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, visit, or call 1.800.877.9220.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names “Deloitte”, “Deloitte & Touche”, “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu” or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In the US, services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.

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