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Illinois Tool Works Chooses NTP Software® To Control Data Growth

Illinois Tool Works, (NYSE: ITW) a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, headquartered in Glenview, IL has chosen NTP Software solutions to manage their unstructured data growth and improve enterprise wide storage management polices. Through the implementation of NTP Software QFS® and NTP Software Storage M&A™, ITW will identify contributors to storage growth as well as produce key analytics that will drive corporate storage policy in an effort to educate their user community on storage management best practices. This will dramatically decrease storage consumption as well as reduce the amount of storage that is being wasted.

With 750 decentralized business units, located throughout 49 countries, Illinois Tool Works needed a way to control their data effectively from one centralized location and educate all of their end users on the vital organizational storage polices. In order to realize both needs, ITW integrated QFS into their environment. QFS provided the ability to configure and set polices they needed to implement from one location, and then push those polices out to the rest of the organization, saving time and resources. Once the polices were created, ITW utilized the end user self service function in QFS to give their users the necessary tools to manage their own storage space. With the new tools and educational materials ITW end users now understand why storage is neither infinite nor free.

The second component that Illinois Tool Works required from a data management solution was to have the ability to predict their storage usage, and proactively plan for the coming years. As files continue to grow in number and size, an automated analytics tool was necessary, ITW looked to Storage M&A to alleviate the problem. M&A provides detailed reporting capabilities that can be customized to ITW’s environment and explain their patterns of data usage.

“The integration of NTP Software data management solutions in Illinois Tool Works storage environment will insure cost effective management of their unstructured data, allowing ITW to operate more efficiently, and eliminate the concerns of unexpected data growth,” stated Aaron Dufoe, vice president of sales. “They now have the ability to monitor their environment carefully and the control mechanisms in place for proper storage management.”

About Illinois Tool Works
ITW, Glenview, IL, is a $14.1 billion in revenues diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables. The company consists of approximately 750 business units in 49 countries and employs some 55,000 people.

About NTP Software®
Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the first in the control and management of unstructured data. We create platform-independent products that enable our customers to control and manage their storage environments.

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