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.”
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