SOURCE: Diligent Technologies Corporation

May 14, 2008 10:00 ET

Diligent Technologies' ProtecTIER® Software Named as Finalist for the 2008 MITX Technology Awards

Fifth Annual MITX What's Next Forum & Technology Awards Recognize Outstanding Technology Advancements in New England Region

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Diligent Technologies Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM and a leading provider of enterprise-class de-duplication and data protection solutions, today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the 5th Annual MITX Technology Awards. The MITX What's Next Forum & Technology Awards recognize innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements. The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) is the country's leading association bringing together digital marketing, media and technology professionals to engage in what's next for the Web and how it impacts the marketing and business worlds.

Diligent is a world-class innovator in enterprise-class data protection utilizing de-duplication technology. Acquired by IBM in April 2008, Diligent is focused on meeting the challenges of storing, protecting and managing the ever-explosive growth of backup data and the continued inefficiencies inherent in traditional methods. Diligent's ProtecTIER was among the industry's first enterprise-class data protection solutions utilizing de-duplication technology, and enables companies to reduce their backup disk storage capacity by up to 25 times -- allowing users to achieve reduction in backup and archive storage capacity needs, without diminishing inline backup throughput performance or data integrity.

"ProtecTIER is a proven de-duplication solution for the enterprise and we have been receiving accolades and positive feedback from customers since we first launched," said Doron Kempel, CEO, Diligent Technologies. "Massachusetts is the technology hotbed of the East coast and the business landscape is very competitive. That's why having our ProtecTIER solution selected as a MITX Technology Awards finalist in the data protection category is another great accomplishment for us."

Data de-duplication is an important element in IBM's overall New Enterprise Data Center model, which helps clients improve IT efficiency and facilitates the rapid deployment of new IT services for future business growth. The new model is based on best practices for virtualization, green IT, service management and cloud computing.

"In its fifth year, the MITX Technology Awards have attracted some of the most distinguished technological innovations that the region has to offer," said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. "It is this tremendous interest that enables our organization to accomplish its mission of uniting the brightest minds in the digital marketing, media and technology community and honoring their outstanding achievement."

Diligent will be recognized with the other finalists in the category of data protection at an awards ceremony attended by the region's top technology and business professionals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. This year's keynote speaker and special honoree is Dr. Amar Bose, Chairman & Founder of Bose Corporation.

The ceremony is preceded by the What's Next Forum. The topic -- "Is Advertising the Model of the Future?" -- will be a forward-looking discussion on whether online advertising is the winning model of the future for more than just content.

The MITX What's Next Forum & Technology Awards are sponsored by Backbone Media, DLA Piper, Invest Northern Ireland, LEWIS PR, Oracle and Technology Review.

About MITX

Established in 1996, MITX -- the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange -- is the leading industry organization focused on the web, bringing together the digital technology, marketing and media community to engage in what is next for the web and how it will impact the marketing and business worlds. Reaching more than 6,000 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. With more than 60 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, funding and other likeminded peers in the industry. MITX is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information please go to

About Diligent Technologies Corporation

Diligent delivers scalable, proven, enterprise-class disk-based data protection solutions. Diligent's ProtecTIER™ platform, powered by HyperFactor™, a game-changing inline data de-duplication technology, enables customers to protect more data while recording less of it, all without disrupting existing policies, practices and procedures in their data center. Information on Diligent Technologies is available on the World Wide Web at, tel: +1-508.663.1300 or e-mail:

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