SaaScon Sets Agenda For The 2nd Annual Event: Moving Business Online

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 30, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today announced that the focus for SaaScon(TM) 2007 will shift from educating the marketplace about the benefits of SaaS to how to effectively implement a SaaS solution. The theme for this year's event is "Moving Business Online." Registration is now open and attendees can register by visiting www.saascon.com . SaaScon is scheduled to take place April 17-18, 2007 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

SaaScon is considered the central gathering place for the software as a service industry, and the one venue that provides a practical snapshot of how to accomplish SaaS implementations now while offering a glimpse of the future. The conference will offer real-world case study examples and strategies of SaaS deployments across a broad spectrum of industries, presented by small to medium size business and enterprise level end-users who have successfully implemented SaaS solutions.

"Software as a service has gained significant momentum over the past year which is why we are no longer in a position where we need to educate the market about its benefits," said Eric Norlin, Conference Chair, SaaScon. "We've reached a turning point and it's now time to demonstrate how to integrate and implement effective SaaS solutions that will help move business online."

SaaScon 2007 will feature 3 tracks over the course of the 2-day event covering application focused areas including CRM, Human Resources, ERP, billing, collaboration and business intelligence. SaaScon is designed for business and technical professionals in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing industries, who are seeking to learn about the latest offerings from providers and how to incorporate SaaS into their business environments.

For more information about SaaScon, please visit www.saascon.com .

About SaaScon

SaaScon is the premier event for business and IT professional seeking to dramatically lower capital expenses, produce recurring revenue and streamline product delivery and support through the Software as a Service model. SaaS is a software delivery method that provides access to software and its functions remotely as a web-based service, removing the need for organizations to handle the installation, set-up and maintenance while significantly reducing costs. For information or to register for the event, visit the SaaScon Web site at www.saascon.com . For exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Giovanni Stein at 508-424-4864 or giovanni_stein@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), Next generation Data Center(TM), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(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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