MONTREAL -- SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management software, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Inforte, a Business & Decision company. Inforte is an international consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence and CRM. Together, the two companies will supply technology and expert professional services to help SAP NetWeaver BI customers implement best-of-breed Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Nearline Storage (NLS) solutions. Both companies currently focus on organizations that use SAP products, and by combining their resources they can better assist these customers with technology and services designed to reduce TCO, improve operational efficiencies and handle data growth-related challenges.
"We are pleased to be working with SAND and using their SAND/DNA product suite for SAP, said Paul Halley, Vice President of Business Intelligence, Inforte/B&D. "This solution gives our customers the ability to keep more data at their fingertips to support long-range analysis, while reducing TCO, enabling quicker response to changing business needs and increasing competitiveness."
SAND/DNA software for SAP NetWeaver BI is specifically designed to complement the information lifecycle management capabilities that are available to organizations as their SAP NetWeaver BI data warehouse solutions grow in size. These organizations face not just explosive data warehouse growth, but also the demand to support more users, greater query and data complexity and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements all bringing a need for intelligent, cost-effective and highly scalable methods for managing information systems. SAND/DNA enables cost-effective retention of massive amounts of compressed data in a very small footprint typically about 10 percent of its original size - and rapid retrieval of the information when needed. A centralized data management solution with unparalleled performance and storage efficiency, SAND/DNA dramatically reduces costs and management complexity while ensuring continuous data availability for analytical and operational use.
"We are very excited to be working with a company that is so well-respected and trusted by customers," said Linda Arens, SAND's Vice President of Global Alliances and Marketing. "By joining with Infortes dynamic SAP BI practice, we feel we can jointly offer our customers the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for managing the data explosion in SAP NetWeaver BI."