SOURCE: CYA Technologies

September 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Leading Chemical, Oil & Gas Companies Invest in Granular Recovery Solutions to Ensure the Continuous Accessibility and Integrity of ECM System Assets

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - CYA Technologies, the leader in solutions protecting enterprise content management (ECM) investments, announced today that a growing number of leading chemical, oil and gas companies including British Petroleum, Cytec Industries, DuPont, Petro Canada, and Wacker Chemie are investing in CYA SmartRecovery to ensure the continuous accessibility and integrity of their most valuable ECM system assets.

Chemical, oil, and gas companies invest significant resources in ECM systems to realize numerous benefits including increased plant efficiency, streamlined contract management processes, improved safety and emergency response, and enhanced customer service -- all with the ultimate goal of achieving a healthier bottom line. In order to realize a return on investment, it's imperative for them to protect the data stored within their ECM repositories, which includes content (i.e. plant drawings, contracts, material safety data sheets, product data sheets) and critical, associated metadata (i.e. audit trails, digital signatures, annotations).

Chronic, revenue-draining partial information loss incidents are a big threat to ECM assets, causing more than 80% of all data loss within ECM systems.* These incidents result in the loss or corruption of one, several, or thousands of pieces of information, and are caused by common occurrences such as programmatic, operational, and logical errors, malfeasance, and metadata corruption. Their consequences can be devastating, particularly in the chemical, oil, and gas industry, which is subject to numerous regulatory and legal initiatives requiring the preservation and accessibility of information such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure eDiscovery Rules Amendment, and the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard, which specifies that material safety data sheets must be available at all times. If information requested for an audit or legal proceeding is inaccessible, ramifications can include stiff fines and penalties, negative brand exposure, business shutdowns, and in extreme cases, criminal prosecution. And it doesn't stop there. Partial information loss also results in the inability to respond to general business demands, causing the loss of productivity, potential revenue, and customer goodwill, as well as decreases in stock value.

CYA SmartRecovery is an application-aware solution providing hot, synchronous backups of ECM repository information. It safeguards organizations against the ramifications of partial information loss incidents by ensuring the continuous integrity and accessibility of ECM content and metadata. One administrator can restore just the lost or corrupted information back into the repository in its original state within minutes -- without taking applications offline and with no business disruptions.

"It's more critical than ever that organizations in the chemical, oil, and gas and other regulatory-intense industries take steps to protect themselves from partial information loss now so that they don't suffer the consequences later," said Wayne Crandall, president and CEO of CYA Technologies. "Depending solely on traditional disaster recovery solutions, which require system downtime for recovery, cause additional data loss, and often cannot recover audit trails and other metadata in its original state, is a surefire recipe for losing productivity, revenue, and a good reputation."

CYA SmartRecovery also works seamlessly with traditional disaster recovery solutions such as EMC NetWorker, Symantec VERITAS NetBackup, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to reduce data loss windows to within 15 minutes in the event of a full system failure or natural disaster.

For more information about CYA, visit or call +1.203.513.3111 ext. 501.

About CYA Technologies

CYA Technologies provides the only end-to-end portfolio of solutions that protect ECM investments, facilitate compliance, and insure companies against the risks of ECM information loss. CYA solutions support ECM systems including EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet P8, and OpenText Livelink, and protect over one thousand repositories at more than 250 global organizations including DuPont, SwissRe, Standard & Poor's, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gruenthal, British Petroleum and the U.S. Army. The company is privately funded and headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut with regional offices through the United States and Europe.

*According to AIIM International and Strategic Research Inc.

Contact Information

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    Lauren LaFronz
    Director of Marketing
    CYA Technologies
    203.513.3111 x 531
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