Computerworld’s Spring Storage Networking World to Tackle Critical Business Issues Related to Storage

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — 02/29/2000 — Following the highly successful Fall Storage Networking World Conference & Expo produced by Computerworld, the information services company for Information Technology (IT) Leaders, this spring's Storage Networking World promises to deliver more useful insight on storage-related business issues.

Computerworld's Spring Storage Networking World Conference & Expo will take place April 17-19, 2000 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. With panels and exhibits dedicated to hot topics such as Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage, the spring conference already has attracted a number of repeat exhibitors as well as new participants. The conference is designed for IT professionals with responsibility for storage networking from both vendor and user companies, and Computerworld expects a sold-out registration of 400 to 500 attendees. Attendance last fall nearly doubled that of the previous show.

"In today's business environment, the exponential increase in information and growing complexity of Web-based and other enterprise software applications are demanding more and more from storage systems. As a result, companies must create bullet-proof strategies to manage, store and protect their information," said Ron Milton, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Business Solutions for Computerworld. "Storage Networking World is designed to help IT Leaders grapple with the challenging storage issues their companies face on a daily basis."

Key sponsors for spring Storage Networking World include BMC Software, Compaq Storageworks, Datacore Systems Inc., EMC2, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, Veritas, ADIC, Network Appliance, Searchstorage.com and Storage Networks. Additional sponsors include Ancor, Brocade, Gadzoox, Legato and Troika Networks Inc.

Fall Storage Networking World featured speakers and case studies on topics such as storage outsourcing, managing storage and server assets, Storage Area Network interoperability, the role of storage systems within the Internet infrastructure and integrating diverse environments, along with a separate track covering in-depth technical issues associated with storage networks.

The Storage Networking World Conference & Expo is co-owned and produced by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The latest conference program information is available online at www.computerworld.com/snw.

A unit of International Data Group, Computerworld Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper.

Computerworld, with a circulation of 250,000, is read by more senior-level managers than any other IT Newsweekly, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.6.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available through Computerworld's Web site at www.computerworld.com. Computerworld is based in Framingham, Mass., with a significant Silicon Valley presence in San Mateo, Calif.

IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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