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Defense Dept. certifies IBM records tech

ARMONK, N.Y., May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department announced it has certified a records-management solution developed by IBM.

U.S. company IBM said the Defense Department has given its official certification to the company's Records Manager 8.5 following an evaluation of the technology.

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IBM said its records-management solution helps organize file plans, schedules and legal documents. The certification means the technology has met the Defense Department's stringent requirements for the management of classified and unclassified records.

"In today's environment, records management is crucial for ensuring information compliance with regulatory and legal mandates and controlling the escalating costs of legal discovery," Craig Rhinehart, IBM Enterprise Content Management compliance and discovery director, said in a statement.

"Our records-management offerings help to deliver our clients a compelling return on investment while reducing risks and costs associated with managing electronic and physical records."

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