IT Asset Experts to Begin Seminar Series Eracent, Inc., Cicala & Associates and Protiviti Inc. Team to Discuss IT Asset Trends

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Eracent, Inc. announced today that it will be will be cooperating with Cicala & Associates and Proviti, Inc. to present a series of complimentary seminars focused on key issues in IT asset management. The first seminars of the series are scheduled for May 4 and 18 in downtown mid-town and Manhattan, and will concentrate on how the new compliance regulations impact IT operations.

Eracent, Inc. announced today that it will be will be cooperating with Cicala & Associates and Proviti, Inc. to present a series of complimentary seminars focused on key issues in IT asset management. The first seminars of the series are scheduled for May 4 and 18 in downtown mid-town and Manhattan, and will concentrate on how the new compliance regulations impact IT operations.

Commenting on the seminar series, Ed Cartier, Eracent’s Vice President of Marketing, said “We are very excited about bringing these three organizations together in these forums. Their collective expertise and industry experience will truly enhance the seminar sessions. The issues of compliance and IT asset management are complex and I am confident that the attendees will derive great value from the presentations.”

Pat Cicala, President of Cicala & Associates said that, “IT asset management will be the key differentiator between successful and failed compliance efforts.” She noted that management’s full awareness of a company’s IT infrastructure will enhance and facilitate compliance efforts, saying that, “Understanding the current emphasis on the complexity of dealing with compliance and auditing issues will catapult IT asset management to the forefront of corporate initiatives over the next three years.”

“Year Two Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts are underway and, after a challenging first-year assessment and remediation process, companies are evaluating how they can improve IT efficiency and effectiveness while reducing costs,” said Jeff Weber, Managing Director for Protiviti’s technology risk services practice. “An effective IT asset management program provides the foundation for an organization to achieve these goals as it works to establish a sustainable compliance program.”

The May 4 seminar will be held between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM at the India House Club at 1 Hanover Square. On May 18 the seminar will be held between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM at the Sky Club at the top of the MetLife Building, adjacent to Grand Central Station. Persons interested in attending can log on to http://www.eracent.com to read more about the program and to reserve a place. Seating is limited for each session and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

About Eracent

Eracent Inc. develops and sells a comprehensive suite of IT asset management solutions for enterprise level organizations. Serving all industries in both domestic and international markets, Eracent’s core business strategy has been, and continues to be, to develop technologies that provide a rapid return, ease of use and complete access to the precise data needed by IT professionals to manage complex IT infrastructures. To learn more about Eracent, visit http://www.eracent.com, or send e-mail to [email protected]

About Cicala & Associates

Cicala & Associates is the premier source for IT asset and portfolio management information, resources, and services for organizations seeking to lower IT infrastructure costs. Using its proprietary methodology, Cicala has assisted Global 1000 companies and government entities in saving over $250 million during Cicala’s 5 years in business Cicala is in demand to speak at supplier and user conferences, including those run by Computer Associates, BMC, Eracent, Gartner, Peregrine, SMA, SHARE, the American Association of General Managing Agents, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Soundview Technology Group. Cicala is consulted regularly by financial analysts and members of the computer press and is often quoted in major IT publications such as Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Information Week.

About Protiviti Inc.

Protiviti (http://www.protiviti.com) is a leading provider of independent internal audit and risk consulting services. Protiviti helps clients identify, assess and manage operational and technology-related risks encountered in their industries, and assists in the implementation of the processes and controls to enable their continued monitoring. The firm also offers a full spectrum of internal audit services focused on bringing the deep skills and technological expertise to enable business risk management and the continual transformation of internal audit functions.

Protiviti assists companies with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts by helping them to identify, measure, monitor and manage the risks they face throughout their systems and processes. Protiviti helps businesses to understand, document and evaluate their internal control over financial reporting; improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes; and build a sustainable assessment and compliance process.

Protiviti, which has 40 locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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