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

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 clients."

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 systems."

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:RHI) (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.

Source: Protiviti Inc.

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