InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum Kicks Off September 24(th)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – September 12, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, opens its fourth Virtualization Executive Forum September 24-25, 2007 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The executive-level conference offers real-world guidance for implementing an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. Chris Wolf of Burton Group and Toby Ford of USinternetworking, an AT&T company, will keynote the two days of interactive case studies and technical track discussions on mastering virtualization technologies across the Server, Storage, Desktop, File and Application.

September’s agenda features strong end user voices throughout the Case Studies Track where IT experts representing AT&T, Merrill Lynch, City of Richmond, Time Warner, Credit Suisse, Lessard Group, Apache Corp., US Foodservice, Clarian Health Partners and Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General will share their virtualization experiences, challenges and results. Plus, the deep-dive Technical Track will detail all you need to know to build a strategy, migrate to virtual systems, monitor VMs and scale a virtual infrastructure. The full lineup of topics and participants can be found at: http://VirtExecForum.com .

Passes to attend the 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 details and to register, visit: http://VirtExecForum.com .

Sponsors for the fourth Virtualization event include: VMware (Diamond sponsor); PlateSpin (Platinum sponsor); 3Leaf Systems, DataSynapse, Egenera, Novell and Microsoft Corp., and Sentillion (Gold sponsors); Altiris and Red Hat (Silver sponsor) and Neoware (Associate sponsor).

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for maximum 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, social media, 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’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. 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 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 Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 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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