SAP to Exhibit at LinuxWorld in San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – July 12, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that SAP will exhibit and be a Platinum Sponsor at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), which will take place August 8-11, 2005 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. This marks the first time SAP has exhibited at LinuxWorld in the U.S. and underscores the continuing enterprise adoption of Linux for use in major business applications.

"As a leader in business applications for the enterprise, SAP's presence at LinuxWorld puts an even greater spotlight on the adoption of Linux and Open Source applications by top U.S. companies," said Warwick Davies, group vice-president, IDG World Expo. "We're pleased that SAP and so many other influential companies consider LinuxWorld a must-attend event."

Thousands of enterprise technology professionals and Open Source enthusiasts are expected to be on hand at LinuxWorld this summer to test drive the newest Linux and Open Source products and ventures, network with peers, and learn from LinuxWorld's comprehensive educational program.

Attendees can register for a free exhibit hall pass on or before August 7, 2005 at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com. Exhibit hall passes are $35 thereafter. The pass gives attendees access to the keynote addresses, feature presentations, technology showcase education, birds-of-a-feather meetings and the exhibit hall floor where companies such as Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, plus many others will be exhibiting.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for Open Source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and Open Source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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