IDG’s Computerworld Fall Storage Networking World to Draw Professionals From Across the Globe

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 19, 2000 – IDG's Computerworld today announced the Fall Storage Networking World Conference & Expo. Thanks to the overwhelming success of the 2000 Spring Storage Networking World, this Fall's conference agenda will offer more benefits and growth opportunities than ever before. Technology professionals will join peer innovators from around the world and get a first hand look at storage technology trends and the Information Technology (IT) Leaders implementing them.


The Fall Storage Networking World Conference & Expo (SNW), co-produced by Computerworld, the information services company for IT Leaders, will take place October 30 – November 1, 2000 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.

This inimitable gathering of storage networking gurus and enthusiasts offers unparalleled activities and information on storage network technology. This Fall's SNW will include panels, speeches, innovative technology showcases and interactive user sessions led by top storage implementers, offering attendees opportunities to network and gain top-tier storage education.

"Technology to tackle key elements such as security, redundancy and managing data across different platforms is just now becoming available, making this market extremely exciting right now," said Ken Devine, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of WNET-TV, New York City's public television station. "Storage Networking World is dealing with a lot of these different issues and also allows users to see the state-of-the-art developments in the market. At this conference, users are able to speak and be heard by the vendors, share their experiences and get a realistic view of the storage technology market today."

The overwhelming need for current information on storage solutions drove turnout for last Spring's conference, with attendance skyrocketing 100 percent from the previous show and reaching maximum capacity. Computerworld expects that this Fall's conference will sell out as well, and prove to be equally as relevant to storage networking professionals.

Previous Storage Networking World Expos have featured speakers, panel discussions and case studies on the future of Storage Networking and 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 and deployment examples associated with storage networks.

Key sponsors for last Spring's Storage Networking World included ADIC, BMC Software, Compaq Storageworks, Datacore Systems, Inc., EMC, Hallmark Global Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems, McData, Network Appliance,, Storage Networks, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems and Veritas. Additional sponsors included Ancor, Brocade, Gadzoox, Intel, Legato, Troika Networks, Inc. and Vixel.

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

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 Computerworld is based in Framingham, Mass.

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries.

IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at