Disaster Recovery And Privacy Top Agenda At Upcoming Storage Networking World Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 13, 2005 – IDG’s Computerworld (www.computerworld.com), "the Voice of IT Management," in partnership with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), will produce their twice-yearly Storage Networking World (SNW) conference (www.snwusa.com), the world’s largest educational event on storage networking technologies on October 24 – 27, 2005 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The conference program will focus and delve into topical issues on the minds of IT end-users ranging from disaster recovery and strategies for storage management, to security, data management, and emerging technologies.

“Considering recent natural disasters and corporate security breaches, Storage Networking World will continue to provide a timely platform for top-level executives and IT thought leaders to present and debate topics that are affecting those who must decide, deploy, and plan for the critical stability of their organization’s storage infrastructure,” said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld.

Selected Presentations Among Over 100 Include:

"Technology Infrastructure at The Weather Channel Interactive” from The Weather Channel Interactive’s Vice President of Technology Dan Agronow

“Beyond 0’s and 1’s – The Leadership Role in Strategic Planning” from Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Chief Technology Officer Yuri Aguiar

“21st Century Infrastructure for Our Information-Intensive World” from EMC Corporation President and CEO Joe Tucci

“SAN Implementation Case Study” from Pacific Capital Bancorp Senior Vice President, IT Services Division Al Todd

“ILM is More Than Just Storage” from Sun Microsystems’ Executive Vice President, Data Management Group Mark Canepa

“Delivering Digital Media for the World’s Largest Portal” from Yahoo! Global Storage Architect Ken Black

“Information Storage: The Foundation for Aligning Business with IT” from Computer Associates’ Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Yogesh Gupta

“Enabling Net-Centric Operations: Technology Supporting America’s 21st Century Warfighters” from USAF Lieutenant Colonel (& U.S. Army War College Class AY06) Karlton Johnson

“Five for Five: Top Five Predictions for Networked Storage Over the Next Five Years” from Cisco Systems Senior Vice President, Data Center, Switching and Security Technology Group, Jayshree Ullal

“Real-time Data Warehousing in a Heterogeneous Database Environment” from PayPoint (a subsidiary of First Data Corporation) Vice President of Technology Ruben Quinonez, Ph.D.

Sponsorship

With an Expo approaching sponsorship capacity, only a limited number of sponsorships remain available. For sponsorship information, contact Leo Leger at (508) 820-8212 or leo_leger@computerworld.com.

Registration

Online registration is available at http://www.snwusa.com.

Media Invited:

Credentialed journalists are welcome. For information or interviews, contact: Lisa Langsdorf at lisal@tryloncommunications.com or (212) 725-2295×30.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld’s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for “Best News Coverage.” In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events 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®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit organization, made up of more than 460 member companies and close to 7,000 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org.

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