Second Annual Cloud Leadership Forum to be Held June 20-21, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA – February 14, 2011 – International Data Corporation (IDC) and IDG Enterprise, both IDG companies, today announced details of the 2nd Annual Cloud Leadership Forum, the only cloud conference that focuses exclusively on the enterprise in a program built by analysts, editors, and IT practitioners to drive the success of cloud initiatives.

What: The 2nd Annual Cloud Leadership Forum

The event theme for 2011 is Migration. Management. Governance. This focus reflects the areas of greatest interest to the event's highly engaged advisory board of a dozen IT executives and select industry leaders, as well as leading IDC analysts and IDG Enterprise editors.

New this year:

A Crossfire Debate: Is Cloud the End of IT As We Know It?

Executive Interviews with Industry Luminaries: Fireside chats that will get the audience's questions answered

A Crowdsourced Town Hall: Attendees set the agenda for this plenary session

Future Proofing: Attendees will vote by special pre-event ballot on what they think the future holds. Results to be unveiled and discussed on site!

One-on-One Meetings: Qualified attendees, sponsors and press can find out who else is attending and request meetings with them via a private website (to be launched this spring)

Who: Jointly developed by IDG Enterprise and IDC, both IDG companies

When: Monday, June 20 – Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where: Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley

To register, please visit: www.cloudleadershipforum.com.

For information on exhibiting opportunities or to view the latest agenda, please visit www.cloudleadershipforum.com.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

About IDC Insights:

IDC Insights lines of business assist business and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. IDC Insights' coverage includes the major industries of energy, financial services, government, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and retail. For more information, please visit www.idc.com email insights@idc.com , or visit the IDC Insights Community athttp://idc-insights-community.com.

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation’s top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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