Network World Live’s IT Roadmap Conference Series Expands to Meet Demand ; 10 Cities will Host Conference in 2009

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – January 26, 2009 – Network World Live, producer of the IT Roadmap conference and expo series, is expanding its conference schedule in 2009. In its fourth year, the IT Roadmap series has provided critical information and networking opportunities for technology professionals in major cities across the nation. The conference series is adding New York and Philadelphia to this year’s schedule to bring the U.S. tour to a total of 10 cities. Each event will cover nine topics critical to networking professionals responsible for building, maintaining and maximizing their corporate infrastructures. A session on Green IT has been added this year.

“Our goal in bringing the IT Roadmap series to 10 major U.S. cities is to deliver critical analysis and tested strategies that attendees could apply immediately to improve the management and security of their corporate infrastructures,” said Neal Silverman, executive vice president of Network World Events and Executive Forums. “Our research determined that highly-focused sessions covering multiple topics in a one-day format would be of most value to attendees.”

Ten Cities, Ten Tracks, Enlightened Attendees

The 2009 IT Roadmap conference and expo schedule is:

* New York City- February 10

* Denver – March 10

* Chicago – April 2

* Boston – May 6

* Atlanta – June 24

* Philadelphia – July 14

* Dallas – September 2

* Seattle- September 17

* Washington – October 27

* Santa Clara – December 8

“Clearly, the IT Roadmap concept is fulfilling a need for businesses during a challenging economic climate, when expectations for what technology can do have never been higher but budgets are remaining the same or decreasing.” continued Silverman.

In 2009, the IT Roadmap conference series will explore topic areas identified as the highest priorities for network IT decision-makers as they maintain and improve systems supporting their companies.

Those topics are:

* Application Delivery

* Data Center Infrastructure & Management

* Green IT

* Network Management, Automation & Control

* SaaS, Cloud Computing & Managed Services

* Unified Communications, VoIP & Collaboration

* Virtualization

* Security & Compliance

* WAN, Wireless and Mobility Strategies

About the IT Roadmap Series

The IT Roadmap series encompasses insight from Network World's top editorial team, perspectives from respected industry analysts, valuable case studies from IT buyers and presentations from the top technology solutions providers. Each IT Roadmap conference explores key topic areas identified as the highest priorities to network IT decision-makers as they plan improvements and allocate IT budgets for their companies. Each conference also features a private IT Expo of vendors offering best-of-breed technologies, allowing attendees to source, compare, and evaluate innovative solutions and potential new partners. Taking place in 10 major cities across the U.S., the IT Roadmap conference and expo begins in New York City on February 10. Free to qualified applicants, potential IT Roadmap attendees can sign up at http://www.networkworld.com/events/

About Network World

Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions — Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives. Network World, an IDG company, publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (www.networkworld.com, www.javaworld.com, www.linuxworld.com, and www.demo.com ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide including IT Roadmap and DEMO.

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