Mar 10, 2004

MENLO PARK, CA -- The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), a nonprofit professional organization, and Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of information technology (IT) professionals, have entered into an alliance to promote ongoing learning and professional development in the IT field.

The agreement calls for Robert Half Technology to become the premier IT staffing provider of the AITP. Robert Half Technology will contribute to AITP's new online Information Resource Center, providing tools such as annual salary data, white papers and additional research. Robert Half Technology's North American offices will also serve as a resource to AITP chapters by presenting on career and management topics of interest.

As part of the agreement, Robert Half Technology also will be the Diamond-level sponsor of the National Collegiate Conference (NCC) and will offer two $2,500 student scholarships. In addition, they will sponsor the AITP's annual professional conference, as well as the association's Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA).

"The AITP is committed to providing its membership the leadership opportunities, professional development and personal growth required to achieve success in today's workplace, and this new relationship helps us meet our goal," said Ernie Stewart, executive director of the AITP.

"In a rapidly changing business environment, IT professionals -- employers and job seekers alike -- require access to the most up-to-date hiring and career data," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology. "We are proud to share our extensive research and insight with one of the industry's leading associations."

About the AITP
The Association of Information Technology Professionals offers opportunities for IT leadership and education through partnerships with industry, government and academia. AITP provides quality IT-related education, information on relevant IT issues, and forums for networking with experienced peers and other IT professionals. For more information visit

About Robert Half Technology
With more than 100 locations in North America and Europe, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network engineering and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at

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