SOURCE: Contoural, Inc.

October 02, 2007 08:00 ET

Analyst Report Includes Contoural as a Professional Services Provider in the Data Storage Services Market

Pure Play Approach to Professional Services Wins High Marks With Peers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - In a research report just released by Gartner, the analyst firm ranked Contoural as one of the top three providers of independent storage consulting services. The Gartner report, "Market Trends: Storage Professional Services, North America, 2007" by analyst Adam W. Couture, presents the results of Gartner's annual survey of storage service executives [1].

"We are honored that our peers consider us in such high regard," said Mark Diamond, chief executive officer of Contoural, Inc. "Our company is focused on providing clients with independent strategic services that bridge legal and compliance needs with IT. We believe this Gartner report further validates the significance of Contoural's vendor-independent approach to professional services."

Gartner's report surveyed small and large storage professional service providers, asking each to name the best company in the market, excluding themselves. The providers gave Contoural honorable mention, ranking it as one of the best competing providers.

Contoural's clients represent a broad range of industries across the Global Fortune 2000 including ten percent of the Fortune 500. The company's services center on litigation readiness, compliance, information and records management, and data storage strategy. Its practices address clients' emerging business requirements around records and data, and help align their business needs with their IT strategies and storage spending -- enabling them to ensure compliance, become litigation ready, reduce risks, and effectively lower costs. The company sells no products, thus making its advice independent and objective. "When our competitors recognize us and it's reported by Gartner, we think that really validates our services," said Mr. Diamond.

About Contoural

Contoural is an independent provider of business and technology consulting services. The company is a leader in litigation readiness, compliance, policy development and data and storage strategies that enable enterprises to reduce costs, ensure compliance and reduce risks. With headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., and providing services throughout North America, the company is composed of experienced, industry-leading consultants. The company does not sell any hardware or software products -- allowing it to provide objective advice that is tailored to the business needs of each client. The company can be reached via e-mail at info@contoural.com or on the Web at http://www.contoural.com.

[1] Couture, Adam W., "Market Trends: Storage Professional Services, North America, 2007" Gartner Inc., Sept. 2007.

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