Initiate Systems Expands Public Sector Presence

Partnership With Carahsoft Gives Government Customers Direct Access to Industry-Leading Information-Exchange Software Through GSA

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Initiate Systems, Inc., a leader in master data management (MDM) solutions, announced today an agreement with Carahsoft Technology Corporation that will give government buyers direct access to industry-leading MDM software through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program. Under terms of the agreement, Initiate Master Data Service(r) is included on Carahsoft's GSA Schedule contract, CMAS, OH and MD State contracts.

For federal and state government customers using the GSA Schedule contract, the agreement means they will now be entitled to preferential pricing for Initiate Systems software. For Initiate Systems, the move represents a deeper commitment to government customers as well as to the public sector reseller community.

"Carahsoft is one of the government's premiere solutions suppliers, providing federal and state governments with highly relevant information-exchange technology. We are thrilled to be working together with them," said Bill Conroy, president and CEO of Initiate Systems.

Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft's president, added that Initiate Systems technology is an ideal fit that complements Carahsoft's portfolio of In-Q-Tel solutions offerings. "Initiate Systems provides Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, Government Healthcare and local law enforcement the technology to establish trusted information exchange - to share information within and across agencies," he said.

Initiate and Carahsoft will be co-presenting a webinar, "Accuracy in the Intel Community: Where False Positives and False Negatives Matter," on Thursday, Nov 20 at 11 A.M. Eastern time. To register, visit

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry's fastest growing firms by VARBusiness, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2008, Carahsoft debuted at #16 on the Inc.500 list of fastest growing privately held companies, and was recognized as the Government VAR State and Local Solution Provider of the Year Award and the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit

About Initiate Systems

Initiate Systems, Inc. enables organizations to strategically leverage and share critical data assets. Its master data management (MDM) software and experience as an information exchange leader provide organizations with complete, accurate and real-time views of data spread across multiple systems or databases, even outside the firewall. This allows companies to unlock the value of their data assets for competitive advantages or operational improvements. Initiate Systems operates globally through its subsidiaries, with corporate headquarters in Chicago and offices across the U.S., and Toronto, London and Sydney. For more information, visit

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