Partners Consulting Completes SAS70 Audit

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Compliance with SAS70 provides assurances to clients of high standards and quality operations.

Partners Consulting Services, Inc. announced that its Data Center operation has completed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 type II audit. SAS 70 is an internationally recognized audit for validating the internal controls of service providers and other businesses.

Federal regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), require corporations to audit the internal controls of their suppliers, including those that provide hosting services. By undergoing the SAS 70 audit, Partners Consulting can provide its customers with a comprehensive audit report that facilitates compliance with these and other regulations.

As in past years, Partners Consulting retained the services of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM), a leader in SAS 70 auditing. MHM benchmarks key elements of the Partners hosting operation against best practices defined by Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), the IT Governance Institute’s generally accepted standard which assesses the technology infrastructure, backup processes, system reliability, internal controls, and physical and logical security.

Addressing the Partners Consulting Board of Directors, the MHM representatives reported “In our opinion, the accompanying description of controls presents fairly, in all material aspects, the relevant aspects of Partners Consulting’s controls that had been placed in operation as of June 30, 2010.”

Partners’ hosting business continues to be strategic, and passing this voluntary SAS 70 annual audit demonstrates the strength of this business unit and the commitment to the hosted services strategy. Partners Consulting’s Executive Vice President, Jim Cisneros, confirmed that “the company’s aim, as a key vendor to public clients in particular, is to facilitate their compliance with state and federal regulations while ensuring that Partners maintains the highest standards for quality and consistency in its hosted processes.”

About Partners Consulting:
Partners Consulting Services, Inc. is a recognized leader in providing top-tier information technology solutions to companies in North America. With specializations in Managed Services, Enterprise Solutions and Technology Staffing, and with multiple offices across the United States, Partners Consulting has a proven track record of helping clients meet their strategic objectives. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, Partners Consulting delivers advanced capabilities that solve complex business and technology challenges. Partners’ best practices and credentials include Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5, Help Desk Institute (HDI), Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and SAS70 Compliance. Visit http://www.partnersconsulting.com or call 1-866.736.5500.

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