SNW Fall 2010 Takes on Fresh Look With New Sessions and Workshops Focused on “Creating the Modern Information Infrastructure”

FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 1, 2010 — SNW will take on a new look this fall with a revised conference program featuring new educational sessions, workshops and presentations focused on "Creating the Modern Information Infrastructure." SNW Fall 2010 will take place October 11-14 in Dallas at the Gaylord Texan Hotel.

SNW Fall 2010 will spotlight IT management's most important topics broken down into 14 separate tracks including: The Energy Efficient Data Center, Data Management, Data Security, The Converged Network, Backup and Archiving, Virtualization, The Future Data Center, Cloud Storage, Storage Management, Solid State Storage, Storage over IP, Cloud Computing, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Professional Development.

SNW attendees will be able to participate in more than 120 end user case study sessions, analyst presentations, SNIA tutorials and vendor solution spotlights; hear from CIO and technology visionaries presenting on some of the most topical challenges facing IT; and drill down into hot topics such as cloud, virtualization and data management in over 35 SNIA tutorials.

Attendees can preview the latest technologies in one of 10 SNW Hands-on-Labs and get SNIA certified by participating in content-rich SNIA Certification Prep Sessions. Attendees also have the opportunity to take a SNIA Technology Elective Program Qualification exam or SNIA Certification Exam.

The conference program features keynotes by Eric Haseltine, former CTO for the U.S. Intelligence Community and former head of Walt Disney Engineering; and Thom Singer, an accomplished author and expert in branding, positioning and networking who is SNW's "conference networking catalyst."

Other featured presenters include IT industry leaders like James Robertson, vice president of technology infrastructure and broadcast transmissions for Turner Broadcasting, who will focus on driving innovative IT Infrastructure for maximum efficiency; Tom Honan, senior vice president and chief information officer for CapitalSource Bank, who will spotlight how his bank is moving IT assets to the cloud; Mark Morelli, managing director of systems programming for United Parcel Service, who will present his organization's "Journey to a Private Cloud;" and Mike Brady, senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente's infrastructure management group, who will speak on managing IT infrastructure in an "age of uncertainty.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and SNIA (The Storage Networking Industry Association), SNW is the largest event for IT end-users, vendors, channel partners, media and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure, and business continuity. SNW also offers the world's largest Expo devoted to storage and related technologies.

Another highlight of SNW Fall 2010 is SNW's "Best Practices" Awards Program, which honors premier examples of IT management by end users.

To nominate a case study for SNW's "Best Practices" Awards Program, please visit: http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2010/SNWFALL/ [http://bestpractices.computerworld.com/2010/SNWFALL/].

Deadline for Receipt of Submissions is Friday, September 3, 2010.

SNW Fall 2010 Sponsors include Dell, Intel, Oracle, IBM, and Symantec Corporation, among others.

Registration Information

To register for SNW Fall 2010, please call 800-883-9090 or email snwreg@computerworld.com.

To register for SNW Fall 2010 as a member of the media or industry analyst, please visit the SNW Fall 2010 registration page: http://www.snwusa.com/PressReg [http://www.snwusa.com/PressReg]. Please click "Continue."

For more information about SNW Fall 2010, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit www.snwusa.com [http://www.snwusa.com].

About Computerworld

For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

Computerworld's Web site and print publication have won more than 100 awards in the past five years alone. Recognitions include Jesse H. Neal Awards (from American Business Media) in 2008 for Best Web Site, Best Online Articles or Series, and Best Blog; the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2004 and 2006, and the ASBPE's 2008 Web Site of the Year award and 2006 award for Best Overall Web Publication; and Folio magazine's 2006 Gold Eddie Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Computerworld.com was also named one of the "10 Great Media Web Sites" by BtoB magazine in July 2007. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1,059,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2009).

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, IT World, Network World and The Industry Standard) 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 [http://www.idgenterprise.com].

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA Web site at www.snia.org [http://www.snia.org].

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