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Leading Analyst Firm Makes Sense of Identity Management

Leading Research and Analyst Firm Provides Clients With Clear Information on How Identity Management Solutions Can Address Business Challenges

Calgary, AB - August 17, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced a new, in-depth white paper on enterprise user provisioning. Produced by IDC, the document is available via a free download on the M-Tech website. This IDC White Paper provides comprehensive information on the top business challenges posed by the identity management problem, including managing regulatory compliance, maintaining security and ensuring user productivity.

The white paper also addresses solutions and deployment considerations from a business, end-user and IT standpoint. In addition the paper features an analysis of the M-Tech identity management solution by IDC (www.idc.com) a premier global market intelligence and advisory firm in the information technology and telecommunications industries.

"Regulatory compliance, security, and IT cost and complexity count among the business issues that are of the utmost importance among executives today," said David Senf, senior analyst with IDC and the paper's author. "Identity management solutions, like those that M-Tech offers, address these issues by simplifying and enabling more precise control over resource access across a disparate environment."

"IDC has produced an informative report on the business drivers of identity management and the internal environmental conditions that require IdM solutions," said Robert Miller, vice president marketing at M-Tech. "The white paper is a valuable tool for decision making, as it clearly lays out solutions for these business problems." The IDC White Paper, entitled "User Account Provisioning: Finding the Path of Least Resistance" is available now at Hitachi-ID.com

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

M-Tech is a leading provider of identity management solutions for the enterprise. The M-Tech Identity Management Suite combines ID-Synch for user provisioning, P-Synch for password management, ID-Access for self-service resource access, Hitachi ID Automated Discovery for account clean-up and reconciliation, and Hitachi ID Access Certifier to provide regulatory assurance. Combined, these products offer a comprehensive identity management solution for mid-sized organizations to global enterprises. M-Tech is the only identity management software vendor to consistently prove an ROI in three to six months.

M-Tech's customers include Avon, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco, eBay, Ford Motor Company, Intel, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Merck MetLife, NCR Corporation, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Sears, Shell, Symantec, Wells Fargo and many more.. For more information on M-Tech and its products, please visit Hitachi-ID.com or call 1.403.233.0740.

M-Tech Contact

Dawn Mallyon
VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
500, 1401 1st Street S.E
Calgary, AB T2G 2J3
1.403.233.0740 ext. 324
dawn_mallyon@Hitachi-ID.com

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