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Imation Introduces Kick-Start Storage Consulting Offering

Press release from the issuing company

LAS VEGAS (May 8, 2001)—Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in data storage and information management, today introduced the Kick-Start Program, a new storage consulting offering, at the Networld+Interop 2001 tradeshow and conference in Las Vegas. The Kick-Start Program is a comprehensive, half-day, on-site training program facilitated by Imation's vendor-neutral, senior storage architects and engineers to help companies effectively deal with their most pressing storage issues. The Kick-Start Program includes an interactive strategy session to address a company's current IT environment, its storage and infrastructure challenges, and potential pitfalls. The Imation team helps participants identify the best migration plans and storage networking architectures available to manage these issues. Working with companies in storage consulting engagements and in its Storage Networking Lab, Imation draws from real-world experience to help new clients who face similar storage networking issues identify specific architectures they should investigate to address their business challenges. Priced at $3,000 a session with room for up to 10 participants, Imation's Kick-Start session is customized to the audience, and is available in two tracks: Executive Track: Designed for chief technology officers, chief information officers or IT vice presidents, the Executive Track focuses on how storage networking solves business problems. The interactive session investigates the participants' business drivers, the impact of storage architectures on the bottom line, design considerations, the major vendors in the marketplace and the key terms to better communicate and understand storage networking. Technical Track: Designed for IT directors, managers and senior IT staff, the Technical Track concentrates on the more technical aspects of storage networking design. The interactive session examines different storage networking applications, examples of detailed architectures, key vendors, hidden implementation issues, and product differentiators. "Through hands-on experience, Imation truly understands the different storage networking challenges organizations face," said Bill Peldzus, storage consulting practice manager, Imation. "And with our independent, industry-leading storage expertise, we are able to provide a totally customized on-site training opportunity that addresses these challenges for clients."

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