Published by: Marketwired
Ranking in the CIO Review “20 Most Promising Government Technology Solution Providers” list underscores the ZL Unified Archive’s strengths as a Big Data management platform for Federal Agencies
SAN JOSE, CA – Dec. 12, 2013 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in comprehensive unstructured data governance for large organizations, has been listed as a distinguished service provider for government agencies in a recent CIO Review awards program: the “20 Most Promising Government Technology Solution Providers of 2013.” With proven deployments in the federal sector, ZL was recognized both for the ability to excel in demanding government deployments, as well as for creating innovative solutions that meet increasingly complex needs for data management. ZL’s flagship offering, the Unified Archive® (ZL UA), was the focus of the inclusion process and was noted for its differentiated architecture and centralized approach to information governance.
The listing of 20 leading service providers in the government technology space is a direct response to the transitional phase many agencies are currently enduring as they are pushed to do more with less. With recent mandates such as the Presidential Records Management Directive (PRMD) creating an impetus for mass-scale digital governance of billions of valuable public documents, agencies are looking to meet objectives and deadlines by leveraging innovative technology. Increasingly, implementation of software is not viewed as an ad-hoc solution to individual problems, but rather as a strategic and long-term process aiming to consolidate access and streamline management. The Unified Archive®, with its single-platform infrastructure for the management of all unstructured data, exemplifies this approach and allows agencies to eliminate much of the time and costs associated with outdated governance systems.
In contrast to stand-alone repositories which are often deployed to handle single data types such as emails, files, or business records, ZL UA offers agencies and other large organizations a single-platform, single-architecture repository for all relevant data types where they can be archived, accessed, and searched centrally. Because there is no sprawling network of data “silos” to interconnect, agencies are able to realize immediate benefits in speed of search and access to data. By further consolidating duplicate data into single copies via single-instance storage (SIS) and performing full-text indexing of content, ZL UA offers an immensely powerful and intelligent search functionality that helps government bodies quickly locate documents for purposes such as litigation and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the public.
“The private sector has long seen the value of the Unified approach,” said Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. “But the potential benefit to federal agencies is equal – if not even greater – given the sheer scale and longevity of government data. Our recognition as a Promising Vendor in the government space highlights how our innovative approach allows government to achieve a broad array of objectives while slashing technological clutter.”