PURUS Technologies Inc. secures another services contract with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and establishes the first jointly administered Information Management Office

    CALGARY, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - PURUS Technologies Inc. (PURUS), a Calgary based
Decision Management Technology firm, has established an Information Management
Office at Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI). This new
division is managed within the portfolio of Mr. Ted Stobbs, Assistant Deputy
Minister, Corporate Services Division.
    Recently, Deputy Minister John Law and Assistant Deputy Minister of
Operations, Terry Schmidt, explained that MHI has an initiative underway
called "Ready for the Future". This initiative will design an organization
that will serve MHI into the future. It will involve identifying, defining and
taking action to implement key elements of MHI's new organization. One of
these key elements involves the transformation of the "Business Systems
Branch" into the "Information Management Office" (IMO) within the Corporate
Services division.
    Last year, PURUS completed an Enterprise Information Technology Strategy
for the Ministry. An integral part of this strategy is the creation of the IMO
to facilitate the delivery of a broad set of Decision Management solutions
critical to MHI. The IMO is a cornerstone for enterprise decision and project
management. It is the first step in creating a "business" led information
clearinghouse that delivers trusted information, ensures a single source of
truth and begins building simple systems to use the information in a more
efficient manner.
    The Ministry engaged PURUS to develop, in consultation with the
Ministry's system user groups, the Enterprise Information Technology Strategy.
The Ministry has entered into its next management services contract with PURUS
to establish the IMO in order to support a number of Ministry-wide information
technologies initiatives.
    It will be the responsibility of the IMO to ensure information technology
credibility and accountability at an enterprise wide level. The IMO will be
tasked with creating and maintaining the processes and controls around the
Ministry's information management as well being a central point for
information management validation. The role of the IMO is to implement the
Ministry's Information Management Strategy. The key objectives of the strategy
are to:

    -  Re-establish "trust" in the data;
    -  Provide access to any data, any time, to anyone who has authorization;
    -  Support efficient business processes.

    The IMO is a "change management" process and requires no new technology.
The Ministry will be utilizing existing technology and staff positions to
establish the IMO in conjunction with PURUS. Bryan Peacock, Director of the
Business Systems Branch, will provide joint leadership to the IMO. It will be
the responsibility of the IMO to:

    -  Develop and manage the Ministry's Systems of Record (the rules that
       govern data management, the responsibilities matrix, and the best
    -  Facilitate the Communities of Practice (ensuring best practices
       sponsorship and staff "buy in" within MHI); and
    -  Manage the relationship with the Information Technology Office
       (developing a set of projects and a road map to address the objectives
       of the Information Management Strategy).

    "The establishment of the Information Management Office within MHI is
effective immediately," states Mr. Stobbs.

    About PURUS Technologies Inc.

    PURUS is building a new generation of software in the emerging market
area of Enterprise Decision Management. PURUS' Decision Catalyst software
enables strategic decision support for the corporate and government executive
by integrating the hindsight of information with the foresight of analytics
(www.purus.ca). PURUS Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Shopplex.com Corporation dba Teilhard Technologies (www.teilhardtech.com).

For further information:

For further information: PURUS Technologies Inc., Richard Kaye, VP
Investor Relations, 217, 11625 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2W 1G8, Tel:
(403) 251-3007, Fax: (403) 251-3077, Cell: (403) 682-5040, Email:

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