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ADIC: Tape's No Rerun

Judging by Advanced Digital Information Corp.s (Nasdaq: ADIC) sales, tape still has a place in the world of backups, depending on how it's packaged and sold.

ADIC CEO Peter van Oppen says sales of the company's i2000 tape drive integrated with the company’s SAN management and file system software helped fuel record fourth-quarter and 2003 total sales, and he’s ready to take the next step.

“The strategy is working,” van Oppen said during a conference call with analysts.

Van Oppen says the new tape library took substantial market share and helped boost his company’s software sales. He also credited an overall improvement in the economy and favorable OEM relationships for solid numbers this quarter.

Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL) (24 percent) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) (23 percent) account for nearly half of ADIC’s sales. Its other OEM and reseller partners are Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY), Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), and Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW).

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