InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum Kicks Off Monday, February 4(th) ; The Event Will Take Place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco with a Focus on Mastering Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 28, 2008 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today gave a preview of its fifth Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place Monday, February 4(th) at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California. The executive-level event will explore enterprise commitment to virtualization in order to maximize IT resources for strategic business advantage. The event will also focus on how virtualization fits into the big IT management picture. Keynote presentations, breakout sessions and panel discussions will offer detailed examples of real-world virtualization efforts from companies including AOL, Credit Suisse, Digital Realty Trust, Kroll Factual Data, Novacoast, T-Systems North America, Virtual Iron, VMware, and more. Passes to attend InfoWorld's Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,295, with credential and early registration discounts available.

Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. For more information and to register, visit: .

Sponsors for the Virtualization forum include Virtual Iron (Cornerstone sponsor), Unisys (Gold sponsor), NEC Corporation of America & MTM Technologies (Silver sponsor), Stratus Technologies and Thinstall (Associate sponsors).

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InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. 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, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at .

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

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