Mimosa Expands Operations Across Canada With New Sales Operations, Product Development and Customer Support Center in Response to Increasing eDiscovery and Storage Consolidation Demands

April 14, 2009

Mimosa Delivers Comprehensive Archiving Solutions to Meet Key eDiscovery Requirements as Outlined in The Sedona Canada Principles for Addressing Electronic Discovery in Canada

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ — Mimosa Systems, a leader in next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that it has expanded the company’s operations across Canada in response to increasing eDiscovery requirements. The Mimosa NearPoint(TM) content archiving solution has rapidly become recognized as a core component of a comprehensive solution for addressing the principals of electronic discovery in Canada as outlined by The Sedona Conference(R) Working Group 7, “ Sedona Canada.”

Mimosa has opened its new office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada building out dedicated sales, marketing, technical support and engineering resources for focused and efficient Canadian customer engagement. Mimosa has appointed Geoff Bourgeois as Mimosa’s Canadian site director, and Jim Farrell as head of sales operations. Bourgeois and Farrell bring a deep understanding of the archiving and eDiscovery market and will leverage their domain expertise to continue to build a strategic channel presence to uniquely address their customers’ needs for archiving, eDiscovery and recovery of information in a single, unified solution.

Canadian Legal Experts and Customers See Benefits of Mimosa Archiving as Part of Proactive eDiscovery Process

According to the Sedona Conference(R) Working Group 7, “Sedona Canada”, “There is a growing acknowledgement of the importance of electronic discovery. All lawyers including internal corporate counsel need to be aware of eDiscovery expectations, requirements, and the implications that electronic documents have in their respective practices and practice areas. It is quickly becoming a factor in all Canadian civil litigation, large and small.”

“The cost of eDiscovery is a frightening prospect for many companies,” said Debbie Westwood, director of eDiscovery and Legal Technology for InTechGration, a leading Canadian legal technology consulting firm. “It pushes some businesses into premature settlement discussions because there’s no easy way to recover the costs until the end of the litigation, and even then, only for the successful litigant. I have found, though, that those companies that are proactive and address this up front on planning and key technologies, such as email and file archiving tools, ultimately save themselves a lot of time and money in the litigation process.”

“Electronic discovery is becoming a part of all Canadian civil litigation,” said Peter A. McInroy of ESI Consulting, an arm of M & E Legal Services Inc. “If an organization has yet to implement or prepare a system which conforms to these new requirements, it is at a clear disadvantage. Email and file system information is widely used as evidence in civil trials, and chances are good that one day your company will be asked to search its email or file system for specific information that’s needed in litigation. Solutions such as Mimosa NearPoint can provide Canadian organizations with cost savings in the collection and review of electronically stored information (ESI) as well as deliver strategic advantages in any future litigation.”

“At Canada Lands Company it is important that we manage our unstructured data properly,” said Robert Murdoch, director of Information Technology. “We selected Mimosa Systems NearPoint platform as one of our core technologies in this regard because it gives us the ability to proactively manage our email system with ease and efficiency.”

In addition to Mimosa’s rapid growth in the region, the company continues to deepen its partnership with Microsoft and has secured Microsoft certification for its Canadian operations. Mimosa is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa is one of only 12 platinum Microsoft partners for Windows Vista, Microsoft Office and Exchange Server 2007. In addition, the company holds Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions. These competencies demonstrate expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs.

“The Canadian government and industries from healthcare, manufacturing and utilities are standardizing on Mimosa’s comprehensive archiving solutions to address electronic discovery and data protection requirements while decreasing their cost of storage,” said Geoff Bourgeois, site director for Mimosa’s Canadian operations. “Our next-generation archiving offering allows partners and resellers to transparently address their customers’ needs in a single, unified solution. We look forward to working with our network of partners and resellers in the region to continue to expand Mimosa’s presence worldwide.”

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around email archiving, e-Discovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint proactively captures email, files, SharePoint content and instant messages; and provides legal search workflow, employee supervision, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, e-Discovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit http://www.mimosasystems.com.

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