Third Annual IDC-Kahn Consulting, Inc. Forum to Focus on Managing Information to Successfully Meet Business Goals and Legal Requirements

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 30, 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 September 21-22, 2006 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Designed for decision makers from across the information management spectrum, the third annual Forum features world-class presentations, peer dialogue, and hands-on learning opportunities. The Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S. Magistrate Judge, will kick off the event with his keynote address, "Managing Digital Information: The Court's View."

This year's event will feature case study presentations designed to help business, compliance, IT, legal, and records management professionals manage the profound challenges that every organization faces in managing their information to meet business goals and legal requirements. The outstanding speaker line-up includes senior executives from @doc, ARMA International, AXA Equitable, Dun & Bradstreet, EMC Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, IDC, Kahn Consulting, Inc., Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw LLP, Qwest Communications, Sun Microsystems and Symantec.

"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 features an in-depth half day pre-conference workshop entitled "Developing an Electronic Communications Strategy" on September 20, 2006. 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 start to finish practical 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, Symantec, EMC Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, AXS-One, ARMA International, Computer Technology Review, Digital Discovery and e-Evidence Newsletter, InfoWorld, KMWorld, The Sarbanes-Oxley 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/compliance06 . 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 www.idc.com .

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