Top Storage Executives Chart Direction of Booming Storage Market at IDC’s StorageVision Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 11, 2000 – The industry's foremost executives and top market analysts will offer insights on the storage market's future at IDC's StorageVision conference, scheduled for May 17, 2000 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. IDC expects over 400 attendees, including CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, market intelligence managers, product and strategic planners, and solution managers representing companies ranging from dot-coms, resellers, software and component suppliers, investment/venture capital firms, and the leading storage market share holders.

"The storage market is expanding at an unprecedented rate, but suppliers will not benefit equally," said John McArthur, vice president of IDC's Worldwide Storage research. "IDC's Storage research team has assembled top executives from leading component suppliers, storage systems suppliers, storage software suppliers, and storage services suppliers to answer the critical question, 'Where is the value and the profit?'"

Speakers include:

· Steve Luczo, CEO, Seagate

· Joe Tucci, President and COO, EMC Corporation

· Mark Leslie, CEO, VERITAS Software

· Kevin Reinis, VP and GM, Dell Computer Corporation

· Peter Bell, CEO, StorageNetworks

· Crawford Del Prete, Senior Vice President, Hardware Research, IDC

· John McArthur, Vice President, Worldwide Storage Research, IDC

The afternoon will feature concurrent track sessions, offering a variety of interactive panel discussions and speeches addressing hot industry topics. These include storage management software, eservices and the new storage services provider, storage virtualization, network attached storage versus storage area networks, growth opportunities in optical and tape storage, the flash card market, and emerging consumer applications for hard disk drives including set-top boxes, handheld devices, and home networking.

Primary sponsors StorageTek, Seagate, Fujitsu, and StoragePoint.com, as well as other secondary sponsors, will have displays showcasing current products. Computerworld is the exclusive media sponsor.

A full agenda with detailed speech descriptions can be found at http://www.idc.com/events/svis/. Interested parties can register by contacting Tammy Whidden at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4660 or at twhidden@idc.com.

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