FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, and Atlanta, GA—July 13, 2001—Spherion® Corporation (NYSE: SFN), one of the leading providers of IT infrastructure solutions, and STI Knowledge, named the 14th fastest growing privately-held company in America by Inc. Magazine, today announced a strategic marketing and services partnership.
The relationship enables Spherion to provide clients with STI Knowledge's industry-recognized Help Desk 2000 certification and training solutions, and also positions Spherion to certify its more than 2,500 help desk / networking professionals. For STI Knowledge, the partnership means a larger market for its certification courses as well as immediate access to Spherion's certified professionals, an added value for STI's customers.
"STI Knowledge is known as an industry pioneer in help desk certification and training," said Robert J. Miano, President, Spherion's Technology Infrastructure Solutions Group. "We're leveraging our relationship with STI Knowledge to provide clients cost-effective help desk certification options in addition to our consultative solutions. From an internal perspective, providing access to help desk certification and training programs offers our consultants excellent career development opportunities."
As part of the agreement, Spherion will be a title sponsor at STI Knowledge's e>Support Knowledge Center Symposium at the Bellagio Hotel in
August 20-22. Anna Turruellas, Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions, Spherion's Technology Infrastructure Solutions Group, will be a keynote speaker at the symposium, sharing her expertise in optimizing help desk environments.
"The relationship creates a win-win situation for both Spherion and STI Knowledge," said Cliff Oxford, CEO, STI Knowledge. "It fills in our mutual gaps, enhances our dual strengths and puts us significantly ahead of the competition."
Spherion will also have access to STI Knowledge's MindShare program-a help desk knowledge library populated with leading-edge industry information, job openings and roundtable discussions. Spherion will join STI Knowledge in local roundtable discussions as another way to present clients with a complete help desk solution.
Spherion's Technology Infrastructure Solutions Group leverages more than 13,000 IT professionals throughout 31 branches to help clients optimize network, help desk and data center environments. Through its more than 30 years of experience delivering world-class managed services, professional services and technical resource solutions, Spherion's Technology Infrastructure Solutions Group enables clients to minimize risks and maximize investments, increase market share and revenue, hire and retain the brightest employees and improve processes. Visit the Company's Web site at www.spherion.com/technology
Spherion Corporation (NYSE:SFN) was founded in 1946 and operates throughout
and Asia/Pacific. The Company is headquartered in
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
About STI Knowledge
Established in 1995, STI Knowledge has operations across the ,
. STI Knowledge specializes in
, call center and help desk outsourcing and in-sourcing, consulting and e>Support technology integration. The certification and advisory division, STI Knowledge 2000, has set the standard worldwide for certification with its Knowledge 2000, Help Desk 2000 and Call Center 2000 curricula. Visit the Company's Web site at www.stiknowledge.com.