California Tech Firm Establishes Base in Nation’s Capital to Meet Rising Government Demand for Popular Cloud-Based App

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Makers of Public Records Tracker™ Better Positioned to Assist Federal Customers

A popular cloud-based application that helps government respond to public information requests.

Establishing a presence in the District will improve our ability to better meet the needs of our federal customers as well as the exploding demand for our online solution

Responding to the federal government’s growing appetite for its new cloud-based software program, the California-based maker of Public Records Tracker™ (PRT) announced today it is establishing an East Coast base in the nation’s capital.

PRT is a cloud-based FOIA management application, built on the familiar Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform that allows federal agencies to efficiently and affordably track public information requests.

“Establishing a presence in the District will improve our ability to better meet the needs of our federal customers as well as the exploding demand for our online solution,” said John Eskel, president for Eskel Porter Consulting, the Sacramento-based information technology consulting firm that developed PRT and has been providing government technology solutions for more than three decades.

Eskel Porter’s new location (420 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004), which also serves as a residence for company officials, is in close proximity to its federal customer base.

“We are thrilled with having a location here because it allows us to more effectively work with customers as federal CIO’s move to cloud computing this year as mandated by the White House,” Eskel said. “We are a company that still values personal interaction with our customers – the Federal government is no exception.”

Eskel noted that PRT provides a natural solution for achieving compliance ahead of schedule. In December, the White House issued a “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Management Technology Management.” This plan requires that federal agencies must move towards a “cloud first” policy, meaning that every agency must identify three “must move” services within three months, and have one of those services on the cloud by the end of 2011. Another two must be migrated by the middle of the following year.

Eskel said that Public Records Tracker is an ideal “must move” federal government cloud computing application because it is affordable, flexible and can be quickly implemented. Moreover, PRT is safe, proven and meets a need for all agencies.

“Managing FOIA requests in the cloud is a relatively low risk undertaking,” said Eskel. “Government CIO's are embracing PRT because they don’t encounter the obstacles presented by other database systems housing sensitive government information and intellectual property.”

More information on Public Records Tracker, including an online product demonstration, can be found at http://www.publicrecordstracker.com.

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