Seminar to Address Challenges Faced By Enterprises as New E-Discovery Rules Come Into Effect

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Seminar helps C-level executives understand how to comply with new FRCP amendments by effectively managing the lifecycle of electronic messages.

To help businesses implement effective electronic messaging strategies in the face of mounting legal and regulatory pressures, Fortiva Inc., a leading provider of managed email archiving, in collaboration with Mercury Technologies Inc., a provider of technology infrastructure solutions, will be holding a seminar at the New York Yacht Club on September 14th. The Electronic Messaging Lifecycle Management Seminar will allow C-level executives to ensure their organizations are protected from regulatory and legal risks.

To properly comply with the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) which go into effect on December 1, 2006, companies have to address how they are retaining their electronic documents, including email. “All businesses that could potentially face litigation will be affected by these amendments. This makes it necessary for organizations to have a complete understanding of their IT infrastructure so they can meet the FRCP requirements. The seminar will examine how they can properly enforce their email retention policies and how they can implement a legal hold policy when a court case arises,” said Chris Tebo, Chief Technology Officer of Fortiva.

New regulations governing electronic correspondence are also necessitating the development of executive strategies to ensure that organizations are protected from regulatory risks. “Electronic messaging is the heartbeat of business,” said Philip Meese, President of Mercury Technologies Inc. “As a result, the challenge for executives is to develop, implement and enable a holistic electronic messaging strategy that addresses not only user needs, capacity management and effective resource deployment, but all regulatory and legal requirements.”

The Electronic Messaging Lifecycle Management Seminar will discuss the regulatory, operational, and financial considerations of developing an electronic messaging strategy. The complimentary half-day seminar will be led by recognized industry experts and will also feature a panel of executives who will discuss their perspectives and experiences regarding electronic messaging management and retention. For more information and online registration, visit the seminar website at http://www.fortiva.com/seminars/elm2006/.

About Fortiva Inc.

Fortiva is a leading provider of managed email archiving solutions for legal discovery, regulatory compliance and mailbox management. With Fortiva, customers get a fully-managed email archiving solution that is backed by industry-leading Data Privacy and Search Performance Guarantees. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices across the United States and a global data center presence, Fortiva delivers its customer-driven solutions through a strong network of strategic partnerships as well as a direct sales force. Fortiva is a privately-owned company, with investment from Cargill Ventures, McLean Watson Capital and Ventures West. For more information, visit http://www.fortiva.com.

About Mercury Technologies

Mercury Technologies’ business is to transform IT infrastructure into a predictable, reliable business service. Mercury provides midsized organizations with outsourced Fortune 50 level IT support at competitive cost. Mercury’s twelve years serving the most demanding clientele on Wall Street positions it well to provide expert IT infrastructure support services to its many customers. Mercury’s state of the art support processes and tools, industry best practices and ITIL service procedures transform clients experience of IT Infrastructure from ad-hoc to well-oiled. This allows senior management to focus on core strengths and produce greater organizational effectiveness and profitability.

For more information:

Sarah Grant

613.236.0909 ext. 336

Jumana Chowdhury

jumana.chowdhury@ fortiva.com

416.366.6666 ext. 385

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