Storage Networking World Spring 2002 To Address Role of Storage as Top IT Priority Among Enterprises

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 19, 2001 – IDG’s Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the Spring 2002 schedule for Storage Networking World (SNW). The conference, co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA, and produced by Computerworld, will take place April 3-5, 2002 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Palm Desert, Calif. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of storage networking professionals and thought leaders.


"Catering to both users and vendors, Storage Networking World provides an ideal forum to see the best storage tools, learn how to deploy them, and see what’s coming next," according to Chris Gahagan, general manger, recovery and storage management, BMC Software. "As a worldwide leader in enterprise management, BMC Software requires a premier global storage event such as Storage Networking World as a launch point for all of our storage products. We rely on this event, both here and abroad, to deliver the ratio and quality of vendors and end-users in a forum that consistently provides timely, relevant content. As a vendor, BMC has seen significant value by exhibiting at the event through generation of sales leads that have turned into revenue."

Building on the success of Storage Networking World Fall 2001 and feedback gathered at the conference, SNW Spring will enable users and vendors to explore winning practices and best strategies for successful development and deployment of storage networking solutions. The Town Hall-style discussions and Interoperability Lab will cater to the user perspective of today’s most challenging storage issues.

"Attending Storage Networking World is a big plus for me in terms of seeing which products are out there and managing my vendor relationships," said Kurt Bahrs, disaster recovery coordinator, Aetna. "You get to talk to the top people in the industry and discuss storage solutions based on your company’s specific needs."

"As storage networking solutions continue to grow in scope and complexity, the creation of industry standards that can be applied to professional training, technological development and interoperability, is critical," said Ron Milton, vice president and general manager, strategic programs for Computerworld. "The unique format of Storage Networking World unites users, vendors and industry leaders to collectively address these topics and forge the future of storage development."

Program information and detailed conference agendas for each event will be posted online at

About Computerworld

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company’s flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 250,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 1,694,000, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.8.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

About the Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA is a not-for-profit organization, made up of more than 200 companies and individuals spanning the entire storage and networking industry from manufacturers and developers to end users. The members of SNIA share a common goal to “set the pace of the industry” by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end, SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel storage networking solutions into the broader market. SNIA currently has multiple technical efforts under way. For membership inquiries, or to participate in working groups, please visit the SNIA Web site at