2nd Annual MacIT Event Featured at Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco 2005; Industry experts dissect and explain Apple Enterprise tools and technology

FRAMINGHAM, MA – October 12, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that the MacIT(TM) Conference will return to Macworld Conference & Expo(R) San Francisco on January 12-14, 2005. MacIT is the industry's most comprehensive educational event presenting technical training on Apple IT tools and technology. This year's event will feature the first in depth public training on Apple's forthcoming Tiger operating system and its IT implications.

Running continuously for over 20 years, Macworld Conference & Expo will take place January 10-14, 2005 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Mark Jeffries, senior systems specialist of corporate IT at Genentech, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, will kick off MacIT with a session titled "MacOS X in the Enterprise – a Report Card." The session will detail his company's experiences implementing and managing Mac technology over the past 15 years. He will discuss their experiences with migration through OS X, hardware and server deployment and Apple's management tools.

In addition to the general session, MacIT participants can choose from more than 40 sessions in the following five tracks: Servers and Services, Client Issues, Interoperability, Network Management, and Introductory Material – a track for newer IT managers. Sessions include:

— Tiger Server In-Depth, presented by Eric Zelenka of Apple

— Directory Services on OS X and Understanding Apple's Open Directory Architecture, presented by industry consultant Michael Bartosh

— Putting Voice on your Macintosh Network, presented by Michael Bayer of Computer Telephony Solutions

— Network Security in the Real World, presented by Chuck Goolsbee of Digital.Forest and Julian Koh of Northwestern University

— Mac OS X Admin Top 10 Practices, presented by Schoun Regan of The Mac Trainers

— Getting the most from Virtual PC 7s, presented by Lindeen Sihan of Microsoft

— The Technology Previously known as Rendezvous, presented by Daniel H. Steinberg of Dim Sum Thinking

— Xsan in the Real World, presented by Stuart Wilkes of Ascentia

— Xserve RAID Deployment Practices, presented by Paul Suh and Tim Perfitt of Apple

— Virtual Private Cool, presented by Joel Rennich of AFP548.COM

"Apple continues to gain traction in the IT world with their dynamite products. Customers have been happy with their deployment experiences and the press has caught on to this fact," said Paul Kent, Macworld Conference & Expo conference chair. "We've designed MacIT as the definitive place for people to receive training and share experiences with other managers deploying Apple Enterprise products. More than ever before, this year's Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco will address the unique needs of this growing audience."

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(TM), Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM), Wireless Sensing Solutions(TM), WinSEC(TM), Context(TM) and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.