World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT) Blog Launched

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A WCIT blog has been established for the world's premier information and communications technology (ICT) forum which starts in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday (18 May 2008). Fairfax Business Media -- the official IT media partner for the WCIT - is providing comprehensive coverage of the WCIT 2008, which includes the production of a Show Daily for the duration of the five day event as well as the WCIT blog. The WCIT blog is an extension of FBM's print coverage to the global audience interested in following this landmark event and the WCIT coverage will also be available to Fairfax and IDG 's global network of titles and websites.

A WCIT blog has been established for the world's premier information and communications technology (ICT) forum which starts in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday (18 May 2008).

WCIT blog is accessible at: http://www.computerworld.com.my/WCIT2008

Dubbed 'the Olympics of ICT' the World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT) congregates global leaders from business, government and academia to impact economic and social development through the exchange of ideas and policies on technology.

The WCIT 2008 is expected to be its largest-ever gathering of global ICT leaders in business, government and academia, featuring more than 100 speakers from 80 countries. In a sell-out response, more than 2,700 delegates have registered to attend the five-day event.

Asia 's leading Enterprise IT publisher -- Fairfax Business Media (FBM) - is the official IT media partner for the WCIT. The agreement means FBM's enterprise IT titles, Computerworld Malaysia, Computerworld Singapore, CIO Asia and MIS Asia magazines, will provide comprehensive coverage of the WCIT 2008, helping to bring the event to a potential audience of more than 350 million households and offices worldwide.

FBM's coverage includes the production of a Show Daily, under the Computerworld Malaysia banner, for the duration of the five day event as well as the WCIT blog under the same masthead.

FBM Asia Regional Manager, Andrew Smart, said that Fairfax was honored to work in partnership with WCIT 2008.

"This WCIT partnership demonstrates our deepening commitment to Asia, and especially Malaysia, over the past two years," Smart said. "The issues WCIT will address are of great importance to our readership, many of whom will attend this landmark event to interact with WCIT's speakers and the comprehensive programme.

"The WCIT blog is an extension of our print coverage to the global audience interested in following this landmark event and our WCIT coverage will also be available to Fairfax and IDG 's global network of titles and websites."

WCIT is the signature forum of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a consortium of 73 information technology industry associations that represent more than 90 per cent of the world's IT market.

WCIT 2008 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and incorporates a three-day Congress, a Link Program for business matching, an ICT exhibition and various ancillary activities including a golf tournament and motorsport experience.

**FBM Asia Magazine Titles:

-Computerworld - Computerworld Singapore (http://www.computerworld.com.sg) and Computerworld Malaysia (http://www.computerworld.com.my) magazines carry a stimulating mix of analytical reporting, in-depth discussions of current and emerging technology trends, enterprise IT, plus key technological developments and solutions that have an impact on regional IT professionals. Last month, Computerworld Malaysia received an honourable mention at the MediaConnect Asia Technology Journalist Awards 2007.

-MIS (Managing Information Strategies) Asia (http://www.misweb.com) . This is the leading IT management magazine circulated to some 10,650 CIOs and senior IT management in Asia 's large to medium-sized enterprises, encouraging business-guided IT strategy by offering case studies and best practices. In July 2007, MIS Asia won the Best Business Technology Title award for the second year, at the MediaConnect Asia Technology Journalist Awards 2007.

-CIO Magazine (http://www.cio-asia.com) - This respected magazine links CIOs and senior executives with business strategy and technology innovation. It builds the IT business case for the highest-level members of the executive suite, and is aimed at the C-level leader who needs to know the business essentials of IT, with enough technical information for informed decision-making. CIO magazine gives the budget proposers (for example, the CIO) the means to drive strategy and the budget gatekeepers (such as the CFO and CEO) the means to judge its value.

For inquiries on the FBM Asia WCIT media partnership:

Contact:
Andrew Smart
W: +65 6395 8059
M: +65 9873 3306
asmart @ fairfaxbm.com

About WCIT 2008:
The World Congress on Information Technology is a premier global ICT forum that brings together global leaders in business, government and academia to impact economic and social development through the exchange of policies and ideas on technology. Often billed as the Olympics of ICT, WCIT 2008 is themed, "Enable, Empower and Enrich" to reflect its potential to enable businesses, empower societies, and enrich economies. Keynote speakers for the event are expected to include some of the most respected and admired names in government and industry.

WCIT 2008 incorporates a three-day congress to address global impact issues, a Link Program for business matching and a series of business-to-business (B2B), business-to-government (B2G) and business-to-industry (B2I) meetings, an ICT exhibition, a debate on current ICT issues and ancillary activities like tours, golf tournament, F1 experience and a spouse program.

WCIT 2008 is jointly organized by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM), with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia.

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