Imation Recognized by Tekne Awards for Innovative Data Storage Solutions

  Imation Recognized by Tekne Awards for Innovative Data Storage Solutions

Imation DataGuard Data Protection Appliance Announced as Winner of 2012 Tekne

Business Wire

OAKDALE, Minn. -- November 02, 2012

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, was presented with a 2012 Tekne Award in the Computer Hardware and
Electronic Devices category recognizing the Imation DataGuard™ Data Protection
Appliance. Imation RDX® Media Secure was also nominated as a finalist.  The
2012 Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals for technology
innovation and leadership.

“Data storage demands continue to evolve as IT professionals are now managing
more digital content while also addressing security, business continuity and
regulatory compliance. We often hear from our technology and channel partners
that only Imation can deliver solutions to address the distinct storage needs
of SMBs at a cost-effective price point,” said James DePuydt, Ph.D., executive
director, Scalable Storage RD&E, Imation. “We are thrilled to be a 2012 Tekne
Award recipient as this win recognizes Imation’s continued innovation, a
credit to our dedicated technology professionals.”

Leveraging its deep technology and engineering experience and rich insight
into the data storage requirements of small and medium businesses (SMBs),
Imation continues to lead the industry forward by launching new secure storage
products and enhancing tested technology, such as RDX media, to deliver
greater value to customers. Positioned at the intersection of storage and
security, Imation product design teams develop and market solutions that
enable businesses to tackle rapid data growth while ensuring that data is
secure and accessible.

Imation DataGuard Data Protection Appliance, a purpose-built backup appliance,
is designed to enable SMBs to safeguard their valuable information with
multiple levels of data protection from a single backup infrastructure.
DataGuard appliances utilize hard drives, removable RDX disk cartridges,
replication and cloud storage to deliver four layers of data protection.
Imation’s Tekne Award win reinforces the value of the DataGuard appliance, a
solution that offers all businesses enterprise-strength data protection at a
cost-efficient price point and facilitates a practical way to leverage cloud

Presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the Tekne Awards
honor talented Minnesota businesses that discover new technologies that
improve the lifestyle of people living in the state. The Award has been
presented to companies over the past thirteen years. Imation won a 2011 Tekne
Award in the Software category for its secure mobile device management

About Imation

Imation is a global scalable storage and data security company. Our portfolio
includes tiered storage and security offerings for business, and products
designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches
customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution
network and well recognized brands. For more information please visit

Imation, the Imation logo and DataGuard are trademarks of Imation Corp and its
   subsidiaries. RDX is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data. All other
             trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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