Loyola Marymount University Receives CIO 100 Award for IT Excellence Innovative Business Continuity Plan Leverages Internet Technologies

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Xythos Software, a leading developer of basic document management software, today announces that its customer, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles (LMU), is a recipient of CIO magazine's annual CIO 100 award, given to 100 companies that exemplify the highest level of operational excellence in information technology (IT).

Balancing the need for improved collaboration, security, and service reliability has been an objective of our team's initiatives at LMU. Xythos has provided a key technology component to help us begin to achieve these goals.

Xythos Software, a leading developer of basic document management software, today announces that its customer, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles (LMU), is a recipient of CIO magazine's annual CIO 100 award, given to 100 companies that exemplify the highest level of operational excellence in information technology (IT).

According to Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief of CIO magazine, "The CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence. This year's winners demonstrate extraordinary results in a variety of important areas, including business transformation, collaboration, customer innovation and top line contributions."

LMU was selected by CIO magazine primarily for its disaster recovery and business continuity initiative. Under the direction of Erin Griffin, CIO and Vice President of Information Technology at LMU, the university partnered with IT executives at Bowdoin College to create a co-located disaster recovery hot site.

According to Griffin, "Balancing the need for improved collaboration, security, and service reliability has been an objective of our team's initiatives at LMU. Xythos has provided a key technology component to help us begin to achieve these goals."

The initiative is the first of its kind in the United States and utilizes virtualization technology and the Internet to provide a warm/hot site disaster recovery solution anticipated to realize potential savings of over $1million per year for LMU. Griffin selected the Xythos Digital Locker to facilitate access to critical information and support the collaborative requirements of the disaster recovery plan

"LMU is proactively addressing critical business continuity challenges by leveraging their community infrastructure," said Ed Miller, Xythos CEO. "Xythos is proud to support LMU and thankful for the recognition that Erin and her team have earned for executing their technology vision for the university," he added.

The 2007 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California on August 21 at the conclusion of the ninth annual CIO Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.

About CIO Magazine
Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (Coos) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website (http://www.CIO.com), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide technology and business leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of 140 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO magazine, CIO.com, CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council are produced by International Data Group's award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, LMU is a Catholic university offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees with a strong base in the liberal arts. It emphasizes the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions: the education of the whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- as well as the values of ethics and social justice. With more than 5,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate and law school students, LMU is the largest Catholic university in Southern California.

About Xythos Software
Xythos Software is a leading developer of basic document management applications and services. Xythos' open standards-based solutions help customers safely capture, manage, store and share content throughout its lifecycle. Xythos technology is licensed to over three million users at commercial, education and government organizations around the world. To learn more about Xythos, visit http://www.xythos.com. Experience Xythos as a software service (SaaS). A free 30-day trial of Xythos on Demand is available at http://www.xythosondemand.com.

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