For Immediate Release (April 24, 2006):
Contact: Alison Schirone
Phone: (781) 293 9522
TEKMETHODS RECEIVES WOMENíS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL CERTIFICATION
Certification expands TekMethods' visibility among decision makers in
corporate diversity and procurement programs
(Tampa, FL) TekMethods, a leading provider of IT asset management (ITAM) consulting services and solutions, today announced that it has received national certification as a Womenís Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Development Center/Florida, a regional certifying partner of the Womenís Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBENCís national standard of certification implemented by the Women's Business Development Center/Florida is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
"We are extremely proud to receive this certification from the WBENC," said Lori Sechio, chief executive officer of TekMethods. "As a woman-owned business it is important for TekMethods to lend its support to increasing diversity in business. WBENC is a nationally-accredited program with many well known companies as supporters and we are excited to be a part of it."
TekMethods provides a portfolio of multi-faceted IT asset management (ITAM) services that help C-level executives and their organizations solve critical business issues by enabling them to more effectively assess, manage, monitor and optimize their technology investments. TekMethodsí management and staff are ITAM pioneers, leaders and experts with the specialized knowledge organizations need to mitigate the risks and avoid the costs and delays associated with critical business issues such as non-compliance, inaccurate IT budgeting and poorly monitored software license management. TekMethodsí clients include Dell Corporation, Cadbury Schweppes, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
The Womenís Business Enterprise National Council is the nationís largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENCís certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.