Chevron Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 19, 2006 – IDC and Kahn Consulting, Inc. announce the newly expanded one and a half day Compliance in Information Management Forum: Controlling Legal Risk and Creating Business Value, taking place May 10-11, 2006 at the Marriott Santa Clara in California.

Designed for business and compliance decision makers, the third annual Forum features world-class presentations, peer dialogue, and hands-on learning opportunities. The Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S. Magistrate Judge (D. NJ), will open the event with his keynote address, "Managing Digital Information: The Court's View."

This year's Forum will feature case study presentations designed to help business, compliance, IT, legal, and records management professionals meet the information management challenges facing every organization as they pursue their business goals and legal requirements. The outstanding speaker line-up includes senior executives from @doc; ARMA International; AXA International; Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.; Chevron Corporation; EMC Corporation; Heller Ehrman, LLP; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw LLP; Northwestern Mutual; Qwest Communications; UnumProvident Corporation; and We Energies, a Wisconsin Energy Company.

"Information management has become central to every organization's success," said Randolph A. Kahn, ESQ. founder and president of Kahn Consulting, Inc. "However, tackling the problem requires involvement from all sides of the business, which is why our conference has been designed to help decision makers across the enterprise understand the business and compliance value of managing information better."

The event also features an in-depth, half-day post-conference workshop entitled, Developing an Electronic Communications Strategy, on May 11th. Using real-life examples and scenarios, the course provides workable solutions to management issues inherent in the business use of e-communications technologies. The workshop will provide practical start-to-finish suggestions on how to use these technologies to empower the enterprise while simultaneously meeting the organization's legal and compliance needs.

Sponsors and Partners of the Forum include: Sun Microsystems, EMC Corporation, AXS-One, Stellent, ARMA International, Computer Technology Review Magazine, InfoWorld, The Sox Institute, The Wall Street Journal, and Women in Technology International.

For more information or to register for Compliance in Information Management Forum, please go to www.idc.com/kahnconsulting/compliancewest06 . Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Lisa O'Brien at 508-988-7557 or lobrien@idc.com.

About Kahn Consulting, Inc.

Kahn Consulting, Inc. (KCI) is a consulting firm specializing in the legal, compliance, and policy issues of information technology and information lifecycle management. Through a range of services including information and records management program development; electronic records and email policy development; Information Management Compliance audits; product assessments; legal and compliance research; and education and training, KCI helps its clients address today's critical issues in an ever-changing regulatory and technological environment. Based in Chicago, KCI provides its services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in North America and around the world.

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. For more than 42 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.

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