IDC to Explore Latest Trends in IT Systems at Annual Enterprise ServerVision Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 22, 2003 – As the IT industry awaits an economic recovery, the enterprise systems market is quietly transforming itself into a uniformly managed environment with resources-on-demand as a primary market driver. The IDC Enterprise ServerVision conference, to be held May 22 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, will challenge and advise IT systems vendors on the need to provide complete, yet simply managed IT solutions that meet their customers’ need for an efficient and effective infrastructure build-out.


“Two years of stiff competition to win smaller and smaller shares of corporate IT budgets have led a number of vendors to rethink their market strategies,” said Vernon Turner, group vice president, Global Enterprise Server Solutions at IDC. “In this environment, systems vendors need to demonstrate their technology offerings as well as their services capabilities – those who have both will likely be the leaders in the emerging utility computing market.”

IDC’s Enterprise ServerVision conference offers a comprehensive overview of the enterprise systems market by exploring near-term marketing opportunities, explaining key market trends, and introducing new products and solutions. The conference is designed to answer the following questions:

What matters most to customers and suppliers in the IT infrastructure market?

How should suppliers position themselves today to survive the next decade?

How will the server market evolve over the next ten years?

What core technologies will likely drive innovation?

Conference highlights include a keynote presentation from John Gantz, IDC’s chief research officer, who will assess the state of the global IT industry and present the high level implications for the enterprise systems market. Other conference sessions will feature senior IDC analysts presenting the latest perspectives on key industry topics, including: on-demand modular computing, the role of Linux, clustering and grid computing, the future of 64-bit computing, and supporting a wireless infrastructure. Attendees will also have opportunities to interact with IDC analysts and other industry leaders in dynamic breakout sessions.

Sponsors and partners of the IDC Enterprise ServerVision conference include AMD, Dell, HP, Fujitsu, and Computerworld Magazine.

For additional information or to register for Enterprise ServerVision, please visit

Press registration for this event is complimentary. Press should register in advance by visiting IDC speaker interview requests are also being processed in advance by contacting Dana Basilone at, 508-988-6891.

About IDC

IDC is the foremost global market intelligence and advisory firm helping clients gain insight into technology and ebusiness trends to develop sound business strategies. Using a combination of rigorous primary research, in-depth analysis, and client interaction, IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends to deliver dependable service and client advice. More than 700 analysts in 43 countries provide global research with local content. IDC’s customers comprise the world’s leading IT suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community. Additional information can be found at

IDC is a division of IDG, the world’s leading IT media, research, and exposition company.


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