SOURCE: Permabit


November 17, 2009 10:06 ET

Dedupe2 Announces Contest to Find Deduplication Expert

Twitter-Based Contest Tests Participants' Dedupe Knowledge; Top Expert to Win a TomTom ONE 125 Navigation System

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) -, the gathering place for the data management industry to discuss, debate and shape the next era of data deduplication, today announced that it has launched a Twitter-based contest in which the website will use its Twitter channel to ask deduplication-related questions and solicit answers from its followers. The grand prize for the "Navigating Through Deduplication" contest is a TomTom ONE 125 navigation system, which will be awarded to the contestant with the most correct answers.

Dedupe2 will issue a question about deduplication twice per week and will instruct contestants to direct message them at @Dedupe2 with the correct answer. The winner will be chosen during the week of December 21st. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected in a blind drawing.

The contest runs from November 17th to December 20th and is starting with the question, "What does SHA stand for in SHA-1 & SHA-2?" It is open to all* who wish to test their knowledge about data deduplication. To participate, contestants must have a Twitter account and will need to follow @Dedupe2 in order to be able to send direct messages. Only answers that are sent as direct messages will be considered for the prizes. Updated information on the contest, along with a list of previous questions, will be available on

About Dedupe2:

The dedupe 1.0 era is over. Dedupe 2.0 is here. Dedupe 2.0 is a better, more efficient and cost effective way to optimize data storage for the long term. is a gathering place for the industry to discuss, debate and shape this next era. is sponsored by Permabit Technology Corporation.

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* The "Navigating Through Deduplication" contest is open to all, except employees and families of Permabit Technology Corp,'s sponsor.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    North America
    Bethany LoMonaco
    Lois Paul & Partners (for Dedupe2)
    +1 781-782-5836