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Plasmon Names Steven Murphy Chief Executive Officer

  • 22 November, 2007 16:00

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<p>Sydney, November 13, 2007 – Aust-STOR (ADS) Pty Ltd announces partner; Plasmon (LSE:PLM), the trusted source in archiving solutions, today see’s appointment of Steven Murphy to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective today.</p>
<p>Mr. Murphy, a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of experience in the storage and systems management industry will be based in the U.S. to drive the roll-out of Plasmon's UDO Archive Appliance solution that includes patented UDO2-based integrated archiving solution. He will also serve on the Board of Directors.</p>
<p>Mr. Murphy brings a strategic vision for innovation and a proven track record in successfully repositioning companies for growth. As president and CEO of Softek, Mr. Murphy drove the growth and profitability of the company through strategic R&amp;D and four product acquisitions. Mr. Murphy led the company's change from a niche player to a market leader and led the management buyout of Softek from Fujitsu Ltd. to its recent merger with IBM. Prior to founding Softek, Mr. Murphy was president of Amdahl Software, Inc. as well as holding executive roles in the enterprise software and telecommunications industries, including Andersen Consulting.</p>
<p>"Plasmon has proven and reliable archive solutions, an enviable customer base, a growing and strong distribution channel, with more than twenty years of archive expertise serving the medical, financial, and technology industry sectors," said Mr. Murphy. "Leveraging this foundation, Plasmon is positioned to deliver scalable, cost effective and regulatory compliant archive solutions to customers globally. I am excited for the opportunity to work with Plasmon's customers, partners, and innovative team to lead this business to a new level of growth and success."</p>
<p>Mr. Powell, interim CEO, said, "Steven Murphy's experience in piloting one of the largest privately held independent storage management software companies will be invaluable to Plasmon as we realize the next stage in the evolution of this company. Mr. Murphy's strategic and operational management skills made him the commanding choice to lead Plasmon to its full potential."</p>
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<p>About Plasmon
For more than 20 years Plasmon has been the trusted source for professional archive solutions with demanding commercial and public sector organizations worldwide. Plasmon’s UDO Archive Appliance and G-Series libraries provide unmatched data longevity and unquestioned record authenticity for the long-term access and preservation of valuable business information. Plasmon solutions enable companies to meet regulatory obligations and manage risk associated with record retention, while providing competitive advantage through fast access to archived data. Founded in 1984, Plasmon is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: PLM). Worldwide headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and U.S. headquarters are located in Broomfield, Colorado. Plasmon and UDO are registered trademarks of Plasmon Plc. Copyright 2007 For more information visit</p>
<p>About Aust-STOR Data Storage (ADS)
Aust-STOR Data Storage Pty Ltd Distributes a comprehensive range of Data Storage Solutions (including QStar Storage Management Software) designed to reduce storage complexity, boost productivity and be positioned for the next era of digital business growth. It is our goal to identify and source the latest advances in storage centric products and solutions that will meet all of your business objectives. For more information, please see the company's website at</p>
<p>Media Release Contact:
Bruce Macdonald
Business Development Manager
Aust-STOR Data Storage
Mob: +61 [0] 408 960 128</p>

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