Information Technology Associations Support & Benefit at LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference & Expo 2006

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LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference & Expo, April 24 – 26, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, serves as a nexus for a broad range of technology affiliated not-for-profit organizations, providing an opportunity for members to network, promote and learn in an environment in which education is the main priority.

a great opportunity to connect and engage with IT Pros, and to raise awareness about the group and its activities. We are also planning a great technical user group event at the Expo!

LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Conference & Expo, April 24 – 26, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, serves as a nexus for a broad range of technology affiliated not-for-profit organizations, providing an opportunity for members to network, promote and learn in an environment in which education is the main priority.

Among the 25+ organizations are the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), the Toronto Windows Server User Group (TWSUG), the Free Standards Group (FSG) and Canada’s association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS), together representing over 27,000 IT enthusiasts throughout Canada.

"The venue has proven to be an excellent opportunity for CATA members to meet face-to-face with industry vendors and to gain market intelligence on industry trends and patterns,” says John Reid, President, CataAlliance. “We are promoting the event across Canada to our multi-sector membership."

Jean-Luc David, President of TWSUG, described the event as “a great opportunity to connect and engage with IT Pros, and to raise awareness about the group and its activities. We are also planning a great technical user group event at the Expo!"

CIPS President David Hulme, I.S.P., is also excited about being involved: "CIPS is proud to be participating in the LinuxWord/NetworkWorld event as an association partner and speaker on the importance of the Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation today,” he says. “We are looking forward to the in-depth sessions and best practices sharing among fellow IT colleagues across the country."

“The Free Standards Group is pleased to be speaking and participating as an association partner at the LinuxWorld/NetworkWorld conference in Toronto,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group. “We are anticipating a good interchange of ideas around Linux and open standards.”

This year, LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld (LWNW) Canada supports the IT community by giving more than 25 associations reduced admission to the event, as well as the option to have an information booth in the exhibit hall and meeting space within the facilities after hours.

Association members will benefit immensely from the information value of LWNW’s unique, non-vendor conference, whose confirmed line-up consists entirely of authors, industry experts, and end users.

The following IT pillars have been selected for the conference, and knowledge will be applicable to closed and open environments:

**Security – More than worms and viruses, models include protection from outside clients, mobile devices, unforeseen disasters, etc. Performing security audits and more.

**Dynamic storage – Virtualization, grid computing and regulation for archiving, as well as the demand for bigger pipes, are catapulting this sector to the forefront of IT and raising the importance of knowledge in this sector to an all-time high.

**ICT – Learn the real case for VoIP implementation and what it means to businesses, large and small.

Open Source/Linux – The best-of-breed products and solutions, from the Desktop to the Server and everything in between.

**ITIL/Service Management & Governance – This sleeping giant has entered the building. Learn about it before it wakes up in your company.

**Business, Be “IT Smart” – Determine if an application will be cost-saving or a valueless expense; discover how to turn tech skills into revenue.

**Emerging technologies – Exploring new web applications, search engine technology, Wikis and more.

Seminars in these categories and others are delivered by authors, analysts, IT consultants, certified trainers and end-user IT specialists. They will share their experiences and provide real-life information throughout this non-commercial conference.

Visitors can also learn about the latest IT products and services by attending sessions in the Applications & Solutions conference track. The sessions offered in this track are free to all attendees and conducted by leading edge companies.

All conference sessions, tracks, keynotes and exhibit details are available at http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca

To see a list of all supporting associations please see http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca/sponsors.cfm

LINUXWORLD & NETWORKWORLD CANADA (LWNW)

LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld (LWNW) Canada Conference & Expo 2006 is “Where the IT Industry Meets!” LWNW 2006 is the number one marketplace for management and IT professionals to interact, learn about the newest applications and solutions, and see demonstrations of leading information technology based products and services in a mixed environment. The world-renowned, multi-sector event zeros in on technology pillars: security, dynamic storage, network management, communications, systems architecture, business solutions, server applications VOIP, ITIL, governance, web applications, and more. Exceptional non-commercial, educational programming conducted by renowned authors, academics and end users includes case studies and tutorials, demonstrating real-life applications and solutions.

Media members are encouraged to pre-register and receive a complete LWNW conference preview guide.

For detailed information about the trade show, conference and keynotes visit http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca.

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Linux -- http://www.realworldlinuxbiz.com
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For further information:

Stephanie Cole

LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada

Event Publicist

(905) 695-0123 x211

http://www.lwnwexpo.plumcom.ca

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