LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit Debuts This Week In New York City

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 12, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today provided a preview of LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), a regional and vertically focused conference that addresses the needs and interests of IT professionals involved in the deployment of Linux and open source solutions. This unique event will provide attendees with exclusive insight into the open source deployment experiences of their peers. LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit takes place this week in New York City, February 14-15, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

During the conference attendees will network with their peers and learn from their experiences – mistakes and successes – through revealing case studies. The conference will also feature in-depth technical presentations by leading Linux and open source experts, and a Sponsor Showcase where sponsors will display the latest Linux and open source products and technologies.

"The most valuable aspect of this conference for attendees are the case study presentations because they will provide real examples of open source implementations by innovative companies," said Melinda Kendall, vice president, LinuxWorld. "Hearing about the experiences of those who have already been there is a reliable way to receive information. If attendees can learn about what worked and what didn't, what obstacles were faced and how they were overcome, the transition will be that much easier when considering an open source deployment."

The conference will commence with a Keynote address from internationally-renowned security technologist and author Bruce Schneier on Tuesday, February 14, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Schneier's presentation, entitled "The Economics of Information Security," will address the hot and rapidly growing field of research focusing on economics and computer security. Additional keynotes will be delivered by Debra Anderson, CIO at Novell, and Randy Allen, Corporate VP of the Server and Workstation Division at AMD.

In addition to provocative keynote addresses and revealing case study presentations, LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit offers more than 30 in-depth technical sessions across seven tracks, including Security, Applications and Best Practices, Linux on the Desktop, Network Management and Interoperability, Virtualization and Legal. Discussions will feature panelists and speakers from companies including Adobe Systems, Inc., Backcountry.com, Department of Defense, EMC, Free Standards Group, Google, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and many more.

The conference will also provide attendees with a networking environment through the Sponsor Showcase which features more than 30 of the premier Linux and open source vendors:

AMD Hyperic

APPRO IBM

Barracuda Networks Mellanox Technologies

Box Populi Microsoft

CentricCRM Neoware

Centeris Corporation Network World

Centrify Nomachine

Cleversafe.org Nokia

Coyote Point Open Solutions Alliance

Dell QLogic Corporation

Egenera Rackable Systems

EMC SpikeSource

Emulex Supermicro

Emperor Linux SWsoft, Inc.

Enterprise OpenSource Magazine Tresys

Fujitsu Ubuntu

Google VMware

Hummingbird Connectivity, an OpenText Company XenSource

Showcase hours are as follows:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (Conference Attendees Only) 2:00 to 4:30 pm (Sponsor Showcase Attendees Only) and 5:00 to 7:00 pm (Conference Attendees Only)

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (Conference Attendees Only)

For more information about LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, please visit www.linuxworldsummit.com .

About LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit is a regional and vertically focused conference tailored specifically to the needs and interests of IT professionals involved in the deployment of Linux and open source solutions. LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks for the financial, healthcare, manufacturing and retail markets. For more information visit www.linuxworldsummit.com . For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_boland@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All(TM) (E For All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), Next Generation Data Center(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness, RoboNexus and RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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