Mintek Mobile Data Solutions Completes
Business Continuity Plan
Certificate Awarded by Elliot Consulting Services 
DUNEDIN, FLA.— December 4, 2006 — Mintek Mobile Data Solutions announced that the company has completed an extensive review of all business procedures and resources and developed a comprehensive business continuity plan (BCP). For its efforts, Mintek has been awarded a certificate of business resiliency by Tampa, Fla.-based Elliot Consulting Services.

The BCP will prepare Mintek to address, act and provide key business services to its customers if a major unplanned business interruption should take place. Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf region last year, has prompted many companies to establish BCPs.

“We wanted to ensure the resiliency of this company and to aid the organization in managing any serious disruptive crisis in a controlled and structured manner,” says Jim Hutton, Mintek’s president. “I am confident that we are now better prepared to meet the needs of our clients regardless of circumstances.”

The plan establishes a structured approach for anticipating, mitigating, managing, and recovering from events that threaten the continued viability of the company or its critical business processes.


Steve Elliot, president and c.e.o. of Elliot Consulting
Services, presents Jim Hutton, Mintek Mobile Data
Solution’s president (right), with a certificate of
business resiliency.
“We are capitalizing on today’s technology to help us prepare to continue operations under the worst of conditions,” Hutton says. “For example, one significant part of the plan included installing redundant servers. One is running at our corporate office and another simultaneously offsite in a ‘bunker’ style environment.”

Plan Encompasses All Types of Crises

“Regardless of the incident or the severity of the disaster, Mintek now has a plan and the tools in place to establish emergency communications with employees, customers and vendors,” says Steve Elliot, president and C.E.O. of Elliot Consulting Services, whose company worked with Mintek on the BCP.

The plan has been constructed so that designated personnel can immediately and consistently execute their responsibilities in the event an incident threatens the health and safety of Mintek employees, contractors, clients, visitors, or neighboring communities; or that threatens the company’s operations, property, assets, brand(s), reputation, or financial results.

“It is an important strategic decision on the part of the company to plan for risks and hazards,” Elliot says. “We try to work with companies on the before, during and after part of every incident. Mintek has been through all three phases with us. The plan helps to create an overall culture of preparedness and will allow the company to receive a discount on insurance premiums.” 

The BCP was developed in accordance with industry-standard best practices established by DRI International, Business Continuity Institute, NAFP 1600, the Association of Contingency Planners, and other firms specializing in business continuity, emergency preparedness and business resiliency standards.

About Mintek Mobile Data Solutions:

Mintek Mobile Data Solutions is the developer of turn-key solutions for city utilities, lodging and cable companies that provide access to customer, employee and asset information beyond the “traditional office.” Mintek’s solutions have been implemented in more than 1,500 individual locations with more than 5,000 mobile field users. Among Mintek’s clients are Plant City, Fla., Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Bright House Communications, Marriott International and Loews Hotels. For more information, call Lind Hutton, executive vice president and c.o.o., at (727) 734-9175, or go to: www.mintek.com.


Lind Hutton, Executive V.P. & C.O.O.
Mintek Mobile Data Solutions
(800) 789-7226
E-mail: lind.hutton@mintek.com

Glenn Hasek, President
Hasek Communications
(440) 243-2055; cell: (216) 702-0334
E-mail: hasekcom@aol.com

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