IDC’s Annual Enterprise ServerVision Conference to Address the Opportunities in the New Era of Service-Centric Computing

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 7, 2002 – As the infrastructure hardware market continues to move away from a client-server model and evolve toward an Internet and services-centric model, a very different architecture landscape emerges. IDC's upcoming Enterprise ServerVision conference will explore how vendors and customers of IT infrastructure will view the next evolution of their market and where the opportunities for investment and profitability lie.


"Today's top hardware vendors that can't offer and deliver a complete service-centric solution will make way for a new breed of systems integrators who may not be existing household names yet," says Vernon Turner, Group Vice President in charge of IDC's Global Enterprise Server Solutions. "IT executives will seek out a technology provider that will eliminate their company's efforts to manage devices and allow them to deliver computing services."

The IDC Enterprise ServerVision conference will take place on September 26th at the Westin San Francisco Airport hotel. Attendees will network with IDC analysts and industry leaders as they define the future Internet infrastructure hardware ecosystem by answering the following questions:

Who in the hardware industry has the right solution stack to deliver on this promise of a service-centric model?

Will a new type of systems integrator emerge?

What is the software industry's approach to adaptive systems?

What is the right go-to-market strategy to deliver utility-based computing?

What is the opportunity for commercial grid?

How will server vendors need to prepare their server platforms to meet the emerging criteria for support?

What are the challenges that systems management and provisioning startup vendors face?

What are the profit pools in a service-centric computing value chain?

Key IDC Speakers

Jean Bozman, Research Vice President, Global Enterprise Server Solutions

Crawford Del Prete, Senior Vice President, Hardware and Communications

Matt Eastwood, Research Director, Global Enterprise Server Solutions

Debra Goldfarb, Group Vice President, Worldwide Systems & Servers

John Humphreys, Senior Analyst, Global Enterprise Server Solutions

Paul Mason, Group Vice President, Infrastructure Software Research

Mark Melenovsky, Research Director, Global Enterprise Server Solutions

Vernon Turner, Group Vice President, Global Enterprise Server Solutions

Featured Industry Speaker

Mitch Shults, Chief Strategy Officer, Exanet Sponsors/PartnersSponsors and partners of the IDC Enterprise ServerVision conference include AMD, Connectix, Dell, HP, InfiniCon Systems, Topspin, Computerworld and HostingTech Magazine.

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. More information on IDC research can be found online at

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

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