Kroll Ontrack creates in Katowice its largest R&D center outside the United States

Kroll Ontrack, the U.S. based leading provider of data recovery, e-discovery and information management, today announced it is doubling its research and development (R&D) team over the next five years. About seventy new specialists will be hired prior to the end of 2012 in Katowice making it the company’s largest R&D center outside the United States.

“Data is our passion at Kroll Ontrack and this is evident in our technology and its performance” – said Chuck Crymble, CTO of Kroll Ontrack. “This investment in R&D will enable us to better stay ahead of the data recovery, e-discovery and information management trends and create new technology solutions that not only address our clients’ needs, but anticipate them as well as the opportunities in the broader market.”

“In addition to developing new legal and data and storage technologies, the global R&D expansion initiative better ensures a fully optimized Kroll Ontrack service and project execution schedule” – added Crymble. “Katowice, in particular, is seven hours ahead of headquarters and several leading technology universities are in the area, so Kroll Ontrack is able to maximize its clock coverage with a facility there as well as recruit some of the best and brightest development talent.”

With the addition of the 70 new R&D specialists, the Katowice R&D center will employ more than 100 IT specialists. The Katowice-based R&D center was established in 2004 as part of the Kroll Ontrack Poland branch, which also houses the largest data recovery and computer forensics lab in Central and Eastern Europe. On average, 800 cases are resolved in the Kroll Ontrack Katowice data recovery and computer forensics lab each year.

“We are extremely pleased that Kroll Ontrack has decided to expand its R&D center in Katowice” – said Piotr Uszok, Mayor of Katowice. “The decision to expand Kroll Ontrack in Poland was undoubtedly influenced by the increasing investment appeal of our region, but also great universities educating hundreds of IT specialists annually who graduate poised to put their skills to work creating new, innovative solutions that influence technology trends.”

Kroll Ontrack is headquartered in Minneapolis, U.S. The company provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery, document review and ESI consulting. Kroll is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions.

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