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Gimmal achieves SOC 2 Type 2 compliance

Houston, TX – April 14, 2021 – Gimmal LLC, a leading provider of information governance software and solutions, has announced the successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit for its records management solution, Gimmal Records. The audit, performed by Doeren Mayhew, found that Gimmal meets the SOC 2 standards for Security and Availability Trust Services Principles.  To learn more about Gimmal Records, visit www.gimmal.com/gimmal-records.   Gimmal’s audit confirms the criteria set forth by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has been met to provide adequate:  Security that ensures systems and data are protected against unauthorized access and other factors that could compromise confidentiality, integrity availability, and privacy  Availability so that systems are readily available for use and operation  Processing integrity to make certain systems process in a timely, accurate, and authorized manner  Confidentiality for information delegated as confidential to have appropriate protections Privacy for any personal information collected that will be used, retained, disclosed, and disposed of  “As an information governance company, our mission is to reduce risks associated with the mis-management of information,” states Gimmal’s President and Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Caplinger, “and we take pride in creating secure and private environments for all of our clients.”  “Obtaining the SOC 2 Type 2 compliance is an integral part in continuing to deliver solutions our clients could trust and feel safe using.” says Gimmal’s Director of Information Technology, Charlie Price. 

Gimmal Announces Expansion of its Leadership Team

Houston, TX– February 23, 2021 – Gimmal LLC, a leader in information governance software and solutions, recently added two new executive leaders: Chief Financial Officer, Lester Huang and Vice President of Client Success, Jason White. Both Lester and Jason bring deep experience and unique perspectives that support Gimmal’s goal to help clients achieve information governance with intelligent solutions.   Lester Huang is an experienced finance executive, having served in multiple CFO roles at software and technology firms such as Tracts, ipDatatel (now Alula), and StratITsphere. Lester has an established record of helping businesses through analysis, development, and execution of financial strategies in the technology, energy, and services industries.    Jason White brings Gimmal an abundance of experience in software companies, having led software product development, client support, and professional services teams. In his previous roles, including leadership roles at Workforce Software and Personify, he has demonstrated a proven track record of achieving strategic organizational goals and driving results.    “I’m thrilled to have Jason and Lester on the team and excited about the contributions they’ll bring to Gimmal. The wealth and diversity of their experiences will have a tremendous impact on Gimmal as a company, our continued growth, and our client satisfaction,” states Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal. To learn more about Gimmal, please visit https://www.gimmal.com/. This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including: The acquisition of content migration company, ECM Wise The acquisition of physical records management company, Infolinx The release of Drop Zones for Microsoft Teams

Gimmal enables compliant collaboration in Microsoft Teams

Houston, TX – February 15, 2021 – Gimmal LLC, a Houston-based provider of information governance and compliance software, has just announced the release of Drop Zones for Microsoft Teams. With this solution, Microsoft Teams users have the ability to automatically apply metadata and properly store documents in SharePoint right from the Teams interface. With a simple drag and drop method, users can drop documents in a designated zone on Microsoft Teams to ease the burden of manual tagging and ensure documents are managed according to policies. While Drop Zones are not a new capability for the 18-year-old information governance company, the Teams integration has been made available to accommodate many newly dispersed workforces who are utilizing Teams for collaboration. To learning more about Drop Zones for Teams, visit https://blog.gimmal.com/product/drop-zones-for-teams “With so many organizations implementing Microsoft Teams during the global pandemic, we wanted to deliver an elegant solution that would allow Microsoft Teams users to enable information governance from within Teams: by putting their documents in the right place, with the right metadata, whilst enabling application of records lifecycle when used with the Gimmal Records platform,” says Patrick Wong, Vice President of Product Management at Gimmal. This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including: The acquisition of migration software company, ECM Wise The acquisition of physical records software company, Infolinx The achieved Preferred Partner status for Microsoft’s Content Services Program

Gimmal completes acquisition of Infolinx, expands its physical records management capabilities

Houston, TX – December 1, 2020 – Gimmal LLC, a leading provider of information governance software and solutions, has announced the acquisition of Infolinx, which will bring enhanced physical records management capabilities to Gimmal’s industry-leading records management solution, Gimmal Records Management. From one secure platform, enterprises can seamlessly classify, manage, track, audit, and govern the full lifecycle of records and information, from paper documents to digital files. With this addition to the company’s growing portfolio, Gimmal will now offer as part of its Gimmal Physical Records solution: Warehouse and space management Migrations of physical records from legacy systems Asset tracking Integration with third-party storage vendors “We are excited to announce the addition of Infolinx’s market-leading physical records management solution to Gimmal’s portfolio,” states Mark Johnson, Gimmal’s Chief Executive Officer. “In conjunction with our acquisition of ECM Wise last month, we can now offer full migrations of electronic and physical records from legacy systems.” Infolinx represents the second acquisition for Gimmal in the past two months, focused on accelerating its growth and expanding its product suite to provide clients with a more comprehensive set of records management and information governance capabilities. In October 2020, Gimmal acquired ECM Wise, a leading provider of enterprise content management and migration solutions. To learn more about Gimmal Physical Records features, visit https://www.gimmal.com/records-management/physical Madison Park Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gimmal on this transaction. DecisionPoint served as the exclusive financial advisor to Infolinx on this transaction.

Gimmal Altitude Now Supports File Analysis For Box

Houston, TX – November 2nd, 2020 – Gimmal LLC, a leading provider of information governance software and solutions, has announced file analysis support for content in Box. Gimmal’s file analysis solution, Gimmal Altitude, allows users to discover, remediate, and classify unstructured content in corporate data sources. Gimmal added file analysis software to its growing information governance solution set in Spring of 2020. The solution’s key benefits include: Mitigated risk through locating valuable and sensitive business data in unstructured sources Improved user efficiency in corporate sources with the elimination of redundant, obsolete, and trivial data Compliance with organizational policies and industry regulations through the discovery and classification of data To learn more how Gimmal Altitude can help you locate valuable business content and eliminate dark data, visit https://www.gimmal.com/gimmal-altitude This news follows Gimmal’s recent announcement of the addition of a new enterprise content management migration tool. “We are pleased to announce file analysis support for Box as one of many initiatives to expand our information governance capabilities to the market,” states Gimmal President and Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Caplinger.

Gimmal completes acquisition of ECM Wise, expands its migration capabilities

Houston, TX – October 26, 2020 – Gimmal LLC, a leading provider of information governance software and solutions, has announced the acquisition of Calgary-based ECM Wise Corp, an enterprise content management solutions provider. The acquisition brings enhanced migration capabilities, now known as Gimmal Migration, to Gimmal’s existing solutions suite. To learn more about the out-of-the-box features of Gimmal Migration, visit www.gimmal.com/gimmal-migration. With the addition to Gimmal’s existing suite of software products, the company will offer a complete set of information governance solutions that provide the following benefits: Complete lifecycle management from the creation of information to its disposition. Simplified and expedited migrations from legacy systems, particularly in complex environments. A team of experts trained in best practices and proven methodologies for effective and compliant information governance. Streamlined processes that maximize productivity and increase cost savings. “We are pleased to announce the addition of ECM Wise’s market-leading migration software to Gimmal’s portfolio, and welcome their team of industry experts to Gimmal,” states Gimmal CEO, Mark Johnson. “Gimmal Migration’s enhanced features will ensure our clients have all the right tools necessary to complete even the most complex migrations.” “Joining with information experts at Gimmal will allow us to provide a game-changing set of solutions representing industry leading records, information management, governance and content migration capabilities to best serve our combined customers,” state Patrick Wong and Guy Turton, co-founders of ECM Wise. Madison Park Group served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gimmal on this transaction.

Gimmal recognized as Microsoft Preferred Partner during launch of Project Cortex

Houston, TX – September 24, 2020 – Gimmal LLC, a provider of information governance software and solutions, has been recognized as a Microsoft Preferred Partner during the launch of Microsoft’s Project Cortex. Project Cortex, a Microsoft 365 initiative that leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI), empowers organizations with the correct knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in everyday activities. Preferred Partner status is reserved for members of the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program who have dedicated time to deep training and technical delivery of knowledge and insights solutions. Microsoft recently announced the first product in Project Cortex, SharePoint Syntex. Gimmal, paired with SharePoint Syntex, will improve the user experience through automating content processing and knowledge transformation while ensuring complete compliance. Benefits of this partnership include: Gimmal and SharePoint Syntex allow users to have the most advanced automated records management system ever available. By automatically applying metadata, Gimmal can ensure the correct classification of records to the File Plan. Modern term set management is not just in SharePoint, but throughout Microsoft 365. “We are excited to achieve this level of partnership with Microsoft and look forward to continuing to work together to provide enhanced information governance solutions to the market,” states Gimmal President and Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Caplinger.

Gimmal earns key government milestone to support government customers with FedRAMP solution

Houston, TX– September 21, 2020 – Gimmal LLC, a Houston-based provider of information governance and compliance software, has now made it much easier for government customers to grant a FedRAMP ATO for a cloud deployment of Gimmal Records Management.  By being deployed on Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud (FPC) FedRAMP-authorized Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Gimmal Records Management inherits 86% of the controls required for FedRAMP compliance.       Gimmal has just completed the Project Hosts’ FedRAMP validation process, where Gimmal and Project Hosts ensure that all required application-level controls have been implemented.  Gimmal’s offerings include providing a System Security Plan (SSP) that describes how all application-level controls are implemented and any evidence of implementation that is requested.      This milestone is a major accomplishment for Gimmal on its mission to provide a secure information governance solution where government customers can take control of their information, respond to records management needs, and achieve compliance.     “We are excited to offer a FedRAMP solution to our government customers,” says Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal. “This provides a secure, compliant, and rapid implementation approach to managing records and information.”    This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:  NARA Universal Electronic Records Management Compliance Launch of the new file analysis tool, Gimmal Altitude New Drop Zones capabilities for Gimmal Content Governance Upcoming launch of Gimmal Records Management 5.0

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