IDG’s InfoWorld Launches Virtualization for Government Executive Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 28, 2007 – InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced Virtualization for Government Executive Forum, a one-day conference for senior technology decision-makers. InfoWorld's first vertically focused virtualization event takes place on Tuesday, April 24th at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event focuses on the themes introduced at recent Virtualization Executive Forum events in New York and San Francisco, with an emphasis on strategies relevant for government organizations evaluating and implementing virtualization and IT consolidation initiatives. Virtualization can dramatically reduce redundancy and costs for agencies, while at the same time allowing better access to information and increased utility of systems and networks. Cost to attend InfoWorld's Virtualization for Government Executive Forum is $235.

Members of the press using promotional code press_virtgov are eligible for complimentary registration. Additional information is available at: http://virtgovforum.com .

"Enterprise virtualization presents a tremendous opportunity for government organizations to maximize the value of their technology investments, and for vendors to provide vital information on how to build, deploy, and evaluate all components of the virtualized infrastructure," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld's editor-in-chief. "Virtualization for Government Executive Forum underscores InfoWorld's leading advocacy of enterprise virtualization by providing information on the topic to an industry with specific needs not typically addressed at a broad-based event."

Virtualization for Government Executive Forum is one of several ways that InfoWorld shows decision makers focused on IT solutions management how the right technologies in the context of a virtualization strategy can produce direct business impact for their organizations. InfoWorld covers virtualization daily via InfoWorld.com, weekly through the print edition of InfoWorld, and face-to-face through the successful Virtualization Executive Forum series. As a result, InfoWorld takes these buyers through all stages of the purchase process, from first helping determine need to the evaluation/selection process and ultimate purchase.

"Virtualization presents significant advantages for government organizations looking to better manage and scale their IT resources," said Jill Martay, InfoWorld's Vice President of Events. "InfoWorld's Virtualization for Government Executive Forum promises to show how virtualization addresses the organizational and technology challenges faced by government organizations."

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com .

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. IDG's lead generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including E for All Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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