Perram Consulting Wins $1.6M Standing Offer from Industry Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Local Ottawa start-up Perram Consulting announced today that it has been awarded a $1.6M Standing Offer Contract to provide knowledge management and implementation services to the federal government's Industry Canada.

Perram Consulting provides consulting services for records and information management with particular expertise in assisting organizations to deploy Functional Classification Structures.

As the phrase implies, Functional Classification Structures enable individuals to organize information based on the job that they perform using the language of the organization. Doing so creates an intuitive structure for an organization's information that is easily understood by everyone and is scalable from a simple shared drive to a complete enterprise wide information system.

"We've focused our entire business on designing and implementing functional classification structures and this win validates that business decision," said Chris Perram, President of Perram Consulting.

Public and private organizations of all types worldwide are facing the increasing challenge of knowledge management; how to effectively and reliably manage and utilize knowledge / information assets to fulfil mandates for serving clients and customers. Today, the accuracy, consistency and reliability of an organization's information are paramount.

In 2007 and 2008, a "Technology Issues for Financial Executives: Annual Report" found:

    
    -   Information integrity / data quality ranked first as the most broadly
        shared critical technology concern reported.
    -   Over 70% of the companies with over $5 billion in annual revenue
        consider lack of information integrity as negatively impacting
        business performance.
    

Almost 70% of the respondents plan to undertake programs to improve information integrity over the next year.

About Perram Consulting Inc. (www.perram.ca)

Perram Consulting Inc. focuses exclusively on helping organizations manage the integrity of their information assets. The company specializes in the development and implementation of corporate classification structures and retention and disposition schedules for information holdings. Based in Kanata, Ontario, the firm services the government at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Perram Consulting Inc. recently created a new subsidiary, Perrallel Corp. (www.perrallel.com) to market an off-the-shelf information integrity software suite.

SOURCE PERRAM CONSULTING INC.

For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Costello, Echo MarCom Services, (613) 818-2430, elizabeth@echmarcom.com

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