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IBM Software Helps Thomas Miller Group Meet eDiscovery Demands

Integrated Solution From IBM and Neocol UK Enables eDiscovery and Archival of 30,000 E-Mails per Day

ARMONK, NY - 30 Apr 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that The Thomas Miller Group, a global organization that specializes in the management of mutual, captive and other specialist insurance companies, has chosen an e-mail management solution from IBM and Neocol UK to meet its increasing number of e-mail management and legal discovery requirements.

The integrated solution from IBM and Neocol allows Thomas Miller to archive more than 30,000 e-mails per day and meet its corporate governance and regulatory compliance mandates. Additionally, the solution is enabling Thomas Miller to locate, store and retain business-critical e-mail records for eDiscovery and legal audit requests.

"Today's industry and government regulations and legal discovery are driving the need for a more effective method of managing, retaining and producing electronic information in a timely manner," said Rashid Mahmood, Lotus Notes Systems Manager for The Thomas Miller Group. "IBM's e-mail management offerings provided us with the stability and functionality that we needed to address and meet our e-mail archiving, retention and compliance regulatory requirements."

Thomas Miller is utilizing an IBM eDiscovery solution based on IBM eMail Search for CommonStore for e-mail case management and advanced administrative e-mail searches, enabling the company to locate records and respond to legal audit requests in a timely manner. Thomas Miller also is using IBM CommonStore for Lotus Domino for retaining and archiving their business-critical e-mails allowing them to reduce backup costs by using a single source of storage.

IBM's eDiscovery solutions, such as eMail Search for CommonStore, provide effective and efficient e-mail discovery and case management that can be exported for deeper legal review. They leverage IBM's enterprise content management platforms and compliance technologies and are designed to address requirements driven by the growth of e-mail as a corporate-compliance concern.

IBM CommonStore for Lotus Domino manages e-mail archiving and retrieval for any Notes database or server platform. An integral element of IBM eDiscovery solutions for e-mail, CommonStore and eMail Search for CommonStore enable authorized business users, such as compliance staff, to perform cross-mailbox search and place e-mail on hold in support of Litigation Hold retention requirements, eDiscovery and audit.

About The Thomas Miller Group

The Thomas Miller Group manages insurance companies and has the underwriting, claims handling, loss prevention, financial, legal, risk management and investment skills needed to provide world-leading insurance services.

About Neocol UK

Neocol works with best-in-breed vendors to architect, implement and support market leading solutions in the area of Enterprise Content Management. ECM covers all aspects of unstructured data sources, including e-mail, documents, paper, and records. Neocol aids companies with the growing concern of managing this content, streamlining access and disposition, thus streamlining overall operational efficiency of an enterprise. Established to meet customer demand for an intelligent approach to information build-up, Neocol is the first dedicated Content Consultancy to offer highly skilled ECM and business experts to solve content management problems, turning unstructured content into valuable and realizable assets. Neocol is one of IBM's go-to-market partners for Information Management and has been involved in the implementation and support of their Content Manager technology in some of the largest examples of successful archiving in the world. For more information on Neocol, visit: http://www.neocol.com

For more information on IBM's Enterprise Content Management offerings, visit: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/content-management/

Contact(s) information

Carol Thornton
IBM Media Relations
714-327-3746
carolthornton@us.ibm.com

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