Network World’s 1998 Managing Enterprise Networks & Systems Conference & Exposition To Be Held In Boston September 1-3

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (July 7, 1998) — Network World Inc. today announced the dates for its sixth annual Managing Enterprise Networks & Systems Conference & Exposition, the premiere event for IT executives responsible for keeping businesses running through networking. Sub-titled "Web-based Enterprise Management: Year 1, Using the Web to Manage the Web," the event will be held September 1-3, with the exposition open Sept. 2-3, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Pre-conference seminars will be held August 30-31.

Network World has employed the insight and expertise of James Herman, Vice President of Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc. to help focus and define the conference tracks and organize the entire event. Mr. Herman has focused

the program on managing networks in the era of the Web, intranets and extranets, and how new Web-based tools can help with this challenge.

"Since the Web is causing major changes in the way information is used inthe enterprise, and how information systems are built, it is no surprise that the Web will also have a major impact on how enterprise management systems are built and used," said conference chairman James Herman. "This conference focuses on how to use the Web to manage the Web, including intranets and public Internet Web sites. We will provide in-depth information on Web-based management standards and technologies, and startups and existing vendors will demonstrate how they are incorporating Web-based management into their product lines."

Mr. Herman will present the opening keynote, Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 9:00 a.m., entitled "Using the Web to Manage the Web." Mr. Herman will also co-chair the closing panel session with John Gallant, editor-in-chief of Network World. This session, entitled "The Next Generation of Management Systems," will be held Thursday, September 3 at 3:30 p.m. Herman and Gallant will discuss the changing shape of the management software industry and how the Web is affecting management architectures and approaches to enterprise management. In addition to Herman and Gallant, the panel will include other luminaries from the network and systems management field.

Another industry visionary presenting a keynote at this year's event is Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium. In his keynote, "Web Phase 2: Evolution or Revolution," Mr.

Berners-Lee will contemplate what the future holds for the Web in the areas of creativity and effectiveness. (For entire event listing, http://www.dci.com/men.)

The following three conference tracks offer sessions September 1-3:

"The New Challenges of Internet Era Computing" examines how users are managing leading edge applications to solve performance, security and update challenges.

"Web-based Enterprise Management" explores the applications available from start-ups and well-established service providers to improve the integration, ease of use and flexibility of management solutions.

"Exploiting the Potential of the Web" details how IT departments can take advantage of Web management tools.

EXHIBITOR & ATTENDEE INFORMATION

To exhibit at the 1998 Managing Enterprise Networks & Systems Conference & Exposition, contact Coleman Walsh, DCI, (978) 470-3870, ext. 513, cwalsh@dci.com. To register to attend, call the Network & Systems Hotline

at (978) 470-3880 or visit http://www.dci.com/men/preview/register.htm.

ABOUT DCI

DCI is a high technology education and management consulting firm specializing in software productivity tools. DCI is recognized as a world leader in educating IT professionals in the fields of database management systems, application development, SFA, Data Warehouse and Internet Technologies. DCI offers a full range of services to help companies achieve maximum efficiency and productivity from their hardware/software.

ABOUT NETWORK WORLD

Network World (http://www.nwfusion.com) is the industry's only newsweekly shaping the future of network computing in the enterprise. Through its publishing, education, software and online products and services, Network World empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge to deliver the open applications and infrastructure required to meet their evolving business needs.

Network World is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.