Cost Advantages of SaaS to Be Examined at Computerworld’s SaaScon 2009 Event in Santa Clara

FRAMINGHAM, MA — JANUARY 14, 2009 — SaaScon 2009, the premier event for Business Services technologies, will be held March 31-April 1, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Produced by Computerworld, the voice of IT management, SaaScon is designed for business and technical professionals seeking to learn about the latest offerings from providers and how to incorporate Software-as-a-Service into their business environments.

With end-user case studies from all industries being presented throughout the event, the theme for SaaScon 2009 is "Maximizing the Business Benefits of SaaS." At SaaScon 2009, attendees will hear presentations from world-class IT executives, learn about the essential SaaS building block technologies, and understand how today's enterprises are effectively moving mission-critical applications to the services mode.

SaaScon 2009 topic areas will include:

— Cloud Computing and SaaS

— On-Demand Business and Information Services

— Essential Building Block Technologies for SaaS

— How to Build SaaS Applications and Solutions

— Best Practices in Optimizing SaaS

— The Business Benefits of SaaS

For more information or to register for Computerworld's SaaScon 2009, visit http://www.saascon.com.

To register as press, please contact Sarah Thomas at 781-404-2427 or send an email request to sthomas@topazpartners.com. Journalists who can present valid press credentials will receive complimentary press registrations.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Vulopas, Vice President of Business Development, Computerworld, at 508-271-8024 or john.vulopas@computerworld.com.

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Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

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