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Iron Mountain Recognized Among Nation's Most Innovative Users of Technology

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Company Ranked 168 on 2012 </b></i><b>InformationWeek<i> 500 for Building Out IT Infrastructure and Helping Citi Brazil to Launch a New Retail Credit Card</i></b> </p>

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Iron Mountain Recognized Among Nation's Most Innovative Users of Technology09:16 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MONARCH BEACH, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, has ranked 168 on this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual list of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Marking ten consecutive years on the InformationWeek 500, Iron Mountain ranked this year for its work building a central IT infrastructure to support the growth of its Latin America business, improving employee productivity and enabling Citi Brazil, a key customer, to introduce a new credit card. “We're honored to once again be recognized by InformationWeek,” said Tasos Tsolakis, executive vice president and chief information and global services officer at Iron Mountain.” The ranking underscores our commitment to using technology to improve how we run our business and serve our customers.” Iron Mountain's growing presence in Latin America required it in 2011 to build a common security, networking and communications infrastructure, connecting employees in the region with other parts of the world to foster collaboration. The process included reconfiguring IP addresses for more than 3,500 network-connected devices (from smartphones to printers); building a Wide Area Network (WAN) to connect Latin America to the global network; adding employees – for the first time – to the corporate active directory and Exchange mail systems; and implementing web-based and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications for communication. Once completed, the network proved to be an ideal platform for Citi Brazil, one of Iron Mountain's largest customers in the region, to launch a new point-of-sale credit card that consumers could sign up for when making purchases at one of Citi's major retail partners. Iron Mountain's secure network and data processing workflow gave Citi the necessary tools and confidence to roll out its consumer offering faster and more broadly than any of its other consumer credit offerings. “The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.” InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at About Iron Mountain Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information storage and management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The Company's solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data and more for organizations around the world. Visit or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information. About InformationWeek Business Technology Network ( The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as (security), (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions. Press Contact for InformationWeek:Winnie Ng Schuchman, 631-406-6507Vice President, Marketingwng@techweb.comorPress Contact for Iron Mountain:Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721Public Relations