NSI named the Top100 fastest growing IT services firms nationally.
Beaverton, OR., November 20, 2001 — Northwest Software, Inc. has been named to Purple Squirrel’s list of the fastest growing IT services firms over the past 3 years. In addition, Northwest Software was ranked by the Portland Business Journal as a Top 25 women-owned Oregon business.

Commenting on both honors, NSI’s President, Ms. Sonal Shah said, “Considering how competitive these awards are, it is a great honor to be recognized as a Top 100 National IT firm by Purple Squirrel and as a Top 25 woman-owned business by the Portland Business Journal. To be one of the Top 100 from a list of an estimated 8000 staffing firms is quite an honor. We are thankful to our customers, partners and employees who have contributed to our growth and success.”

“These are dynamic, influential companies who play a vital role to corporate America,” says Jim Wolken, managing partner with Purple Squirrel’s parent company, New Work Media. “That’s why we’re so pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of the PS100.”

“We are constantly innovating and investing in technology and refinement of processes to streamline our customer’s human capital acquisition process”, Shah said. “Our focus is to ensure that we have solid long-term sustainability, differentiation, and scalability. We have invested over 25 people-years in the development of EZRecruit.com, an enterprise e-recruitment product that we use to streamline our internal operations so that we may respond more rapidly to our customers’ needs.”

About Northwest Software, Inc. Northwest Software, Inc., is a global Information Technology Consulting Services Company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. NSI provides Information Technology services either on a staff augmentation or on a project basis, drawing from a pool of diverse, highly skilled talent including IT professionals, software engineers and seasoned project managers located locally and internationally. The company has delivered over 800 person-years of IT consulting services to hundreds of satisfied clients. NSI is 8(a) (Cert#101243), Women/Minority Business Enterprise (Cert#1026, Oregon State), and NMSDC Certified (Cert#04998). For more information, please visit http://www.nwsi.com.

About EZRecruit.NSI is a reseller and user of EZRecruit.com. EZRecruit™ is a unique e-recruiting service that uses powerful search and screening capabilities and real-time Internet connectivity to automate the recruiting process from candidate sourcing to final hiring. Working around the clock and without supervision, EZRecruit™ goes beyond applicant tracking to help employers build relationships with candidates, contractors, recruiting portals and vendors. The EZRecruit™ service is designed for companies of all sizes, recruiting across all disciplines. EZRecruit™ is available as an ASP-based service, and the software is also available for lease or purchase. For more information, please visit http://www.ezrecruit.com

About the Purple Squirrel 100 and New Work Media
Headquartered in Watertown, MA, New Work Media publishes three magazines that cover different aspects of the information technology industry. Purple Squirrel (PS) Magazine is their exclusive publication of the I.T. staffing industry. The PS 100 is an exclusive ranking of the 100 fastest growing IT services firms in the United States. The results of the PS 100 will be published in the December 2001 issue of Purple Squirrel magazine. For more information, visit http://www.newworkmedia.com