Protiviti Recognized as a Leader in Risk Consulting Services by Independent Research Firm

    MENLO PARK, Calif., June 28 /CNW/ -- Protiviti Inc., a global provider of
independent business and technology risk consulting and internal audit
services, today announced that the company has been recognized as a Leader in
risk consulting services by Forrester Research in its June 2007 report, "The
Forrester Wave(TM): Risk Consulting Services, Q2 2007."
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    Forrester evaluated Protiviti and other leading risk consulting providers
against a variety of criteria that targeted breadth of services, expertise and
thought leadership.  Forrester's evaluation criteria included strategy, value
proposition, risk specialties, risk organization and process design, account
management, global capabilities and reach, integration with other service
offerings, and intellectual property, among other areas.
    In the study, Protiviti "was ranked at the top for its organization and
process design services while earning strong ratings for risk strategy and
technology implementation services."  Forrester also notes that "companies
requiring strong skills in the implementation of integrated solutions and
companies needing continually updated knowledge across the various risk areas
will do well to consider Protiviti."
    Everett Gibbs, managing director for Protiviti and chairman of the
company's operating committee, said, "Forrester's recognition of Protiviti as
a Leader in risk consulting services is a tribute to our entire team.  The
results of Forrester's independent analysis of the global risk consulting
landscape reflect our experience assisting companies worldwide with improving
their risk management practices and policies, and to the strength of our deep
competencies, intellectual property and proven methodologies.  We are
especially pleased that these are the same attributes that are valued by our

    Other key findings from "The Forrester Wave(TM): Risk Consulting
Services, Q2 2007
    "On a scale of 0 (weak) to 5 (strong), Forrester rated Protiviti with a
score of 5 for its risk organization and process design, and included the
company among those having the deepest capabilities and experience.  Forrester
notes in its report that these risk consulting providers "have well-
established services, substantial thought leadership, and the ability to
engage the business first before getting support from IT."
    Forrester also recognized Protiviti as one of several risk consulting
providers with the strongest current offering in the area of risk technology
development and systems integration.  The report notes that these
organizations "offer the most complete set of services aimed at designing,
building, and integrating risk directly into business applications and

    About Protiviti
    Protiviti ( is a leading provider of independent risk
consulting and internal audit services.  The company provides consulting and
advisory services to help clients identify, assess, measure and manage
financial, operational and technology-related risks encountered in their
industries, and assists in the implementation of the processes and controls to
enable their continued monitoring.  Protiviti also offers a full spectrum of
internal audit services to assist management and directors with their internal
audit functions, including full outsourcing, co-sourcing, technology and tool
implementation, and quality assessment and readiness reviews.
    Protiviti, which has more than 50 locations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific
and Europe, 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.

    Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and
does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

For further information:

For further information: Kevin Donahue, +1-650-234-6385,, or Kathy Keller, +1-650-234-6252,, both of Protiviti Inc. Web Site:        

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