ZL Technologies Announces Tier-1 Reseller Agreement With Ricoh IT Solutions
Customer Base of Ricoh Group Looks to the Unified Archive(R) for
Comprehensive Information Governance
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- ZL Technologies, Inc.
(ZL) today announced a strategic partnership with Ricoh IT Solutions
Co., Ltd. for a tier-1 reseller agreement that provides the power of
ZL's Unified Archive(R) (ZL UA) to solve Big Data issues for the
global customer base of Ricoh. Ricoh IT Solutions' commitment to
provide cutting-edge solutions to solve difficult enterprise problems
fits well with ZL's track record of addressing massive data issues
with very large organizations in the areas of regulatory compliance,
e-discovery, and digital records-keeping.
Ricoh IT Solutions is headquartered in Japan and is a 100% subsidiary
of Ricoh Company, Ltd. With 110,000 employees worldwide, Ricoh has
extensive reach in providing advanced imaging and document management
services associated with global IT management.
The demand for unified information governance has grown as
regulations increasingly affect international business. As the US
Department of Justice aggressively enforces regulations such as
anti-cartel measures and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA),
multinationals doing business in the U.S. have to ensure that they
are in compliance. In addition, litigation support including
eDiscovery has become a pressing concern for businesses worldwide.
"We are very pleased with this partnership which enables us to offer
advanced compliance and eDiscovery solutions to many Japanese
companies that have expanded their businesses overseas," said Koichi
Sakai, Corporate Senior Vice President of Ricoh IT Solutions. "These
companies are required to comply with the regulations based on the
global standard and we expect ZL's extensive experience in large
enterprise market in the U.S. and other countries will further expand
our reach to much wider customer base."
Lastly, digital records management has become a requirement for many
enterprises in acknowledgement of the digitization of corporate
content. Ricoh IT Solutions' partnership with ZL underscores this
push by enterprises to adopt IT strategies to address the new
challenges of managing unstructured Big Data. Ricoh IT Solutions'
selection of ZL as a strategic partner is significantly due to the
unified architecture of ZL UA, which enables a unified system to
address compliance, e-discovery, records and storage management
simultaneously by keeping only one data copy, applying one control
point for retention, and executing one consistent search across the
entire enterprise. Also important was ZL's platform-agnostic
architecture, which handles a multitude of data types and formats,
operating systems, databases, and email server platforms. As a
reseller of both Microsoft and IBM products with many customers
leveraging the IBM Notes and Domino email platform, Ricoh IT
Solutions demanded a solution that could handle diverse environments.
ZL UA's ability to provide full information governance for Microsoft
Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, IBM Notes and Domino, Gmail, and
even hybrid environments under one platform is unique and offers
enterprises a unified solution that truly solves the problems of
unstructured Big Data.
"We're pleased to embark on this cutting-edge partnership," remarked
Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. "Selection of the Unified
Archive(R) by one of the world's top document services firms is a
testament to both of our commitments to world-class information
management. We expect this partnership to further enhance our track
record in helping global customers to conquer the problems of
unstructured Big Data."
About ZL Technologies
ZL Technologies, Inc. makes Unified Archive(R) software ("ZL UA") to
enable large enterprises to manage all unstructured content such as
email and files, to satisfy corporate needs for e-Discovery, records
management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and storage
management. ZL UA's unique differentiator is its unified
architecture, which consolidates all applications and billions of
documents under one platform, eliminating fractured data silos which
significantly raise operating costs and legal risks. Demonstrating a
proven track record with Global 500 customers and strategic
partnerships with major players ZL has emerged as the technology
leader in harnessing unstructured "Big Data" for strategic advantage.
For more information, please visit www.zlti.com.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging
equipment, production print solutions, document management systems
and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in
about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March
2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx.
20 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions
and services that improve the interaction between people and
information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and
specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its
technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies
transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of
For further information, please visit: www.ricoh.com/about/
About Ricoh IT Solutions
Ricoh IT Solutions provides information technology solutions and
services to realize customers' work style and business process
innovation, with the technology of software development and IT system
construction & management know-how accumulated through Ricoh's
experiences of international business. By providing IT solutions,
Ricoh IT Solutions contributes to customers' business improvement and
social evolution in an evolving technological world.
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