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February 1, 2008

IDC’s Inaugural Green IT Forum Brings Together Market Leaders Responsible for Driving Green IT Initiatives

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IDC’s Inaugural Green IT Forum Brings Together Market Leaders Responsible for Driving Green IT Initiatives

FRAMINGHAM, MA. - January 30, 2008 - IDC today announced plans for the inaugural IDC Green IT Forum East taking place February 28, 2008 at the New York Marriott Financial Center in New York City.

The Forum is designed for senior IT, technology, procurement, and strategic planning executives tasked with managing the role of Green IT to effectively measure and capture market opportunities for energy efficient systems.

“Most IT executives get the message that a Green IT strategy is a good one, but many simply don’t know what it will cost,” says Vernon Turner, senior vice president at IDC. “Many are wrestling with the Green IT business case, and quickly back into the skeptic’s corner. However, if they look at a Green IT as an outcome from a Lean IT strategy, then it’s a different story.”

The program will take a holistic view of IT asset disposal and power and cooling in light of fast-evolving security and environmental legislation. Featuring end-user case studies, IDC analysts, and industry experts, the program offers actionable advice for market leaders driving Green IT initiatives as well as a comparison of competitive Green IT initiatives in the marketplace.

In addressing the Forum theme, Profiting From a Greener IT Infrastructure, speakers will explore a range of key topics, including “Strategies for Efficient IT Asset Disposal,” “Metrics Being Created For Effectively Measuring Data Center Power Consumption,” “Going Green Through Technology Complexity Reduction,” “Cost vs Environmental Consideration,” “How Green Computing Can Pay For Itself,” and “Energy Efficiency in the Data Center,” to name a few.

The outstanding speaker line-up includes senior executives from Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Ford Motor Company, IBM, IDC, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Pepco Holdings, The Green Grid, VistaPrint, Ltd., VMware;, Wachovia, and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

Sponsors and Partners of the IDC Green IT Forum East include: IBM, Intel, VMware, Plasmon, Appro, Building Operating Management Magazine, Computer Technology Review, Data Center Journal, Data Center Knowledge, Data Storage Connection, InfoStor, IT Management, NetworkWorld, The Open Group, Virtual Strategy Magazine, and the Wall Street Technology Association.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit IDC’s website http://www.idc.com/greenit-east08 . Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Lisa O’Brien at 508-988-7557 or lobrien@idc.com.

About IDC

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 make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. For more than 42 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 .

Energy Insights Releases IT Shortlist for Energy Trading and Risk Management Executives

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Energy Insights Releases IT Shortlist for Energy Trading and Risk Management Executives

FRAMINGHAM, MA - JANUARY 29, 2008 - Energy Insights announced today that it has published an Industry Shortlist to help executives evaluate IT suppliers in the Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) area who best address the needs of the business. Energy Insights compared and contrasted nine vendors offering ETRM software applications and related services. The study includes essential guidance with specific recommendations for using the short list when evaluating IT suppliers for ETRM.

According to Energy Insights’ new study, the market conditions for robust energy trading remain strong, with high and volatile energy prices continuing and electronic trading hitting higher and higher volumes.

“If an energy company has not evaluated its ETRM system in general and ETRM vendor in particular in the past three years, now is the time to do so,” said Jill Feblowitz, director, Energy Wholesale Strategies and author of the study. “Competitive edge will come from informed and quick decision making in this fast-paced industry. The vendor that can handle thousands of transactions a day, process complex calculations with hundreds of risk factors in short order, and provide visibility into position across the front, middle, and back office will come out ahead.”

Energy Insights’ Industry Short List (Doc #EI210151) looks at nine ETRM vendors — Allegro, Navita, OpenLink Financial, SAS, Solarc, Sungard Energy, TradeCapture, Triple Point, and Ventyx. Among the key recommendations presented in this study are the following:
* Use the Industry Short List to help develop a short list of companies to consider. Each energy trading company will have specific needs, so it is important to go the next step in evaluating the offerings in relation to your needs;
* As with any new installation of software, pay attention to the business process and training. According to one CIO, “It is important not to rely on the tool rather than the process the tool supports,” and;
* Push your vendor to provide a solution map that is tied directly to what you are getting. ETRM is complex; don’t assume that a function you consider typical will be included in the standard offering.

Energy Insights used the Industry Short List methodology to compare technology providers with offerings in ETRM. The Industry Short List tool centers around three principles Energy Insights believes are critical in today’s selection of an IT supplier: fact-based research, industry focus, and evaluation transparency.

About Energy Insights, an IDC Company
Energy Insights, an IDC company, provides research-based advisory and consulting services focused on market and technology developments in the electricity, natural gas, and oil industries. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of direct industry experience, Energy Insights’ research spans the energy value chain — upstream, wholesale, delivery, and customer service — providing independent, timely, and relevant analysis focused on key business issues. Energy Insights serves a diverse and growing global client base, including electric and gas utilities, IT vendors, independent power producers, retail energy providers, oil and gas companies, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, financial institutions, and professional services firms. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more, please visit www.energy-insights.com .

DEMO 08 Conference Takes Fresh Look at Technology Industry

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DEMO 08 Conference Takes Fresh Look at Technology Industry

PALM DESERT, CA. - January 29, 2008 - The technology industry’s elite DEMO conference kicked off this morning with a state-of-the-industry address given by Chris Shipley, emerging technology analyst and DEMO executive producer.

“Our demonstrating companies foretell the next generation of real-time, rich applications and use cases, dependent on keystone technologies and conceptual changes in every layer of the stack, from foundational protocols that deliver performance and reliability to design shifts that bring usability to new levels,” said Shipley. “Over the last several months, we’ve talked to hundreds of companies and identified the 77 launching products here this week as the very best of the lot. And they are also representative of direction and change in the technology markets.”

Now in its 18th year, the semi-annual DEMO conferences are launch pad events for the newest and best products in digital technology. This year’s DEMO product debuts include everything from a portable, learn-to-read system for children to advanced online collaboration tools for distributed work teams.

Over the next two days, the DEMO 08 stage will host the launch of 77 new technologies, each hand selected and deemed to make an important contribution to the state of the art in its target market. Today’s introductions included technologies designed for:

– developing and distributing rich media content;
– virtualization of the infrastructure for security and stability;
– creating a healthier environment;
– improving business and personal communications; and
– increased productivity for mobile workers.

“DEMO’s mission is simple, if not simple to enact: find great innovation wherever it occurs, identify market trends through the lens of the products coming to market, and expose the DEMO community to new ideas and opportunities,” said Shipley. “Attendees at DEMO 08 are going to see the best new technologies and learn about the factors shaping the industry today. There is much to learn from the DEMO 08 demonstrators and detailed discussions to be had within DEMO’s community of industry decision-makers.”

Highlights from today’s technology introductions include:

Valuable Products for Today’s Prosumers
– TimeTrade Systems, Inc.’s TimeDriver - eliminates the email
back-and-forth required to schedule meetings.
– LiquidPlanner, Inc.’s LiquidPlanner - project management software that
uses ranged estimates and probabilistic scheduling for accuracy and
provides team members with a collaborative project environment.
– Citiport, Inc.’s Citiport - collects recommendations from locals and
travelers about points of interests, restaurants, and things to do in
major cities around the world.
– 800 PBX, Inc.’s 800 Genie - first personalized telephony service
bringing Web-based data to the phone.

Communication Capabilities for Personal and Business Applications
– Toktumi, Inc.’s Tokumi - an office phone service designed for small
businesses, giving them the professional telephone features that big
companies enjoy.
– Santrum Networks, Inc.’s BloCafe - a collaborative teleconferencing
platform where teammates can co-work on files, send messages, host
forums, and more.
– Vidyo, Inc.’s VidyoConferencing - HD-quality video conferencing over
general-purpose IP networks makes teleconferences available to any
desktop computer.

Practical Products that are Simple to Use
– LiquidTalk, Inc.’s LiquidTalk - turns podcasting into a simple
communications channel between managers and mobile workers, making the
distribution of podcasts as easy as sending an email.
– Zodiac Interactive’s Zodigo - helps smartphone users easily find and
download interesting mobile content recommended by like-minded people.
– Acesis, Inc.’s Acesis Point-of-Care software - digital clinical data
capture in customizable forms that dynamically update, helping
physicians focus on appropriate lines of inquiry.

Green Tech for a Healthier Environment
– Green Plug, Inc.’s Green Plug Universal Power Protocol - allows for
the charging of multiple DC-powered devices with differing power
requirements from a single power supply.
– Celsias, Ltd.’s Celsias Climate Change Projects - a portal to discover
and support grassroots efforts to take local action against global
warming.

Virtualization Technologies for Secure, Stable, and Scalable IT Infrastructures

– Citrix Systems, Inc.’s Citrix XenDesktop - easy to deploy and manage
virtualization solutions makes virtual desktops perform faster than
traditional PC desktops.
– StackSafe, Inc.’s StackSafe Test Center - delivers a risk-free staging
and testing environment that enables IT teams to understand the
business impact of changes before they touch production systems.

DEMO Delves into Academic Research Centers

On Tuesday afternoon, DEMO looked at the innovations coming from leading university research centers. Moderated by Shipley and developed with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the panel featured:

– Steven M. Barlow, PhD., Professor, SPLH, Programs in Neuroscience,
Human Biology, and Bioengineering Director, Communication Neuroscience
Laboratories, University of Kansas

– Ronald S. Indeck, PhD., The Das Family Distinguished Professor of
Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Washington University, St. Louis

– Yannis Papakonstantinou, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering,
School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego and
Founder, app2you.com

“Technology transfer continues to present rich opportunity for entrepreneurs who can commercialize research,” said Shipley, “and academic research centers are fertile ground for discovery of some of the next very big ideas. This panel is sure to spark hallway discussions about distant possibilities in tech.”

DEMO Jams!

The DEMO program continues tonight with a reunion of great musicians in the shape of the DEMO All-Star Band. The conference continues throughout the day tomorrow with more product introductions and more engaging discussion around the trends in technology.

DEMO 08 Sponsors

Platinum sponsors of DEMO 08 are The Bogart Group, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, The Institute for Information Industry, Microsoft StartupZone, and Porter Novelli. iKordo, Myvu Corporation, NEXT.TV and Symantec are gold sponsors. The DEMO 08 exclusive business media partner is The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. Guidewire Group is a strategic partner of DEMO 08. Our media partners are American Venture Magazine, PR Newswire, Tech Confidential / The Deal, and Venture Capital Journal. The DEMO 08 PR Partner is Eye-To-Eye Communications. Marketing partners are BoogarLists, Conference Guru, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), Funding Universe, Investors’ Circle, Keiretsu Forum, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (RMVCA), Tech Coast Angels, and the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP).

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, and Europe focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/ .

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities ( http://www.networkworld.com , http://www.javaworld.com , http://www.linuxworld.com , and http://www.demo.com ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World’s portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com/ .

InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum Kicks Off Monday, February 4(th) ; The Event Will Take Place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco with a Focus on Mastering Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop

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InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum Kicks Off Monday, February 4(th) ; The Event Will Take Place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco with a Focus on Mastering Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 28, 2008 - IDG’s InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today gave a preview of its fifth Virtualization Executive Forum, taking place Monday, February 4(th) at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California. The executive-level event will explore enterprise commitment to virtualization in order to maximize IT resources for strategic business advantage. The event will also focus on how virtualization fits into the big IT management picture. Keynote presentations, breakout sessions and panel discussions will offer detailed examples of real-world virtualization efforts from companies including AOL, Credit Suisse, Digital Realty Trust, Kroll Factual Data, Novacoast, T-Systems North America, Virtual Iron, VMware, and more. Passes to attend InfoWorld’s Virtualization Executive Forum are priced at $1,295, with credential and early registration discounts available.

Members of the press using promotional code VIRTPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. For more information and to register, visit: http://VirtExecForum.com/register .

Sponsors for the Virtualization forum include Virtual Iron (Cornerstone sponsor), Unisys (Gold sponsor), NEC Corporation of America & MTM Technologies (Silver sponsor), Stratus Technologies and Thinstall (Associate sponsors).

About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com .

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG’s media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

For more information, please contact:
Kaitlen Murphy
kaitlen_murphy@InfoWorld.com
415-978-3251

Network World to Broadcast DEMO 08 Conference Live on the Web; BitGravity Selected to Deliver First Affordable, TV-quality Broadcast of 77 New Product Demonstrations Live from the Conference Floor

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Network World to Broadcast DEMO 08 Conference Live on the Web; BitGravity Selected to Deliver First Affordable, TV-quality Broadcast of 77 New Product Demonstrations Live from the Conference Floor

PALM DESERT, CA - JANUARY 28, 2008 - DEMO, the conference where the newest and best products in digital technology debut, today announced that for the first time, it will broadcast the DEMO conference live over the Internet. Network World, producer of DEMO, selected BitGravity, Inc., the pioneer in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) for interactive broadcasting, to broadcast the DEMO 08 conference live from Palm Desert, Calif. in a high-quality, highly-reliable experience that rivals television.

To join DEMO 08 Live!, simply go to http://www.demo.com January 29-30 to watch the 77 live emerging technology product presentations. DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley will give her keynote address on Tuesday, January 29 at 8:30 AM PST. BitGravity will be the opening presenter on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:30 AM PST.

“I selected BitGravity as a demonstrator for DEMO 08 because of its game-changing contribution to the art of broadcasting video online,” said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences. “I am proud that DEMO 08 is the first conference to use BitGravity’s sophisticated content delivery technology to bring the products and entrepreneurs of DEMO, live, to a worldwide audience.”

“Chris Shipley has always been among the first to identify the most innovative technology products and trends, and DEMO has been the place to launch products that transform industries and everyday lives. So it’s a pleasure to work with the team at DEMO to bring the first, affordable, live broadcast of the conference to the Internet,” said Perry Wu, CEO and co-founder of BitGravity. “BitGravity’s network is massively scalable to support millions of users on the Internet and also simple and affordable enough to be used by amateur and professional sporting venues, musicians and entertainers, and conferences like DEMO.”

BG LiveBroadcast is a flash-based streaming service that has greatly simplified and improved upon current system architectures and the underlying streaming methodology, removing the need for expensive hardware and proprietary software, as well as any downloaded media player to view the live content.

For 18 years, the DEMO conferences and the year-round DEMO community have been connecting emerging technology entrepreneurs with VCs, business development executives and the nation’s top press — all members of the ecosystem necessary to fuel the growth of early-stage companies and spur on technology progress and adoption.

At the center of each DEMO conference is a class of carefully vetted products, each making its market debut. Each of the 77 demonstrators selected for DEMO 08 will take the stage, and each will have six minutes to show off the salient uses and benefits of their product. To view the live stage demos live online, visit http://www.demo.com on January 29 and January 30, as the stage program unfolds. The program schedule is available here: http://demo.com/conferences/demo2008.html?t=1 .

About BitGravity
BitGravity has built the first CDN for Interactive Broadcasting, which is optimized to deliver affordable, HD-quality video on demand, live broadcasts, and interactive applications for massive audiences on the Internet. BitGravity’s patent-pending CDN is Tier 1, highly scalable, and delivers the performance that consumers want and expect, including streaming videos that play instantly, and live video with no buffering. The company is based in Burlingame, Calif., and is privately funded. http://www.BitGravity.com .

About DEMO
Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit http://www.demo.com .

For more information, please contact:
MC2 Communications: Becky Sniffen
becky@mc2pr.net
+1-510-682-6613

Business Management Changes Key to SOA Adoption, Says IDC

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Business Management Changes Key to SOA Adoption, Says IDC

LONDON — JANUARY 23, 2008 - Many organizations have successfully completed small-scale SOA pilot projects, but these have highlighted a number of business management challenges that must be addressed before wider-scale adoption can be started, namely complexities surrounding the ability to map business processes, where to invest in SOA for maximum ROI, and how to translate the benefits of SOA from technical to business language.

SOA is not just another over-hyped IT trend. Well-managed SOA deployment drives cost savings, but the biggest benefit of SOA is the flexibility and agility to respond rapidly to changes in the business environment. A holistic view of the business ecosystem is essential, but even today, too many organizations are struggling to implement SOA across silos, as they are following long- established processes and patterns of behavior.

Cultural and attitudinal changes are fundamental to successfully adopting SOA, and while a solid technology base is definitely a benefit, it is not enough. “The lines between IT and business are so blurred that they almost don’t exist when it comes to adopting something like this [SOA],” said Jan A. Duffy, research manager, Government and Health Insights, IDC EMEA. “IDC fully believes that SOA is a challenge, but it is abundant with opportunities. SOA isn’t just about technology, it’s also about getting the organization right.”
A survey carried out at IDC’s 2007 SOA conference revealed that 82% of attendees saw SOA as playing a key role in the IT strategy of their organization, with 83% saying they intended to start a new SOA project in the next one to two years. With this in mind, IDC’s 2008 Service-Oriented Architecture Conference, taking place in London on March 11, 2008, will examine the hottest industry topics, including:

Using SOA to establish a tighter relationship between business strategy and IT Managing IT governance and enhancing standardization through SOA Modernizing infrastructure with SOA

Each year IDC’s SOA conference attracts between 130 and 150 senior IT decision makers from major enterprises in the U.K. Confirmed sponsors for this year’s event include BEA Systems, BT, CA, HP, IBM, Red Hat, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Information Builders, Software AG, and Parasoft.

Media partners include Connect-World, IT PRO, silcon.com, and ZDNet UK.

To find out more about participating at IDC UK’s conferences, please visit www.idc.com/uk/events/home.jsp or call Peter Walker on +44 (0) 20 8987 7143.

The following SOA conferences will be held by IDC in May.

Stockholm, May 8 Amsterdam, May 22 Oslo, May 22 Copenhagen, May 27

For more information, please visit IDC’s events pages at

http://www.idc.com/events/emea_eventshome.jsp .

About IDC
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 make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 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 .

All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Worldwide PC Processor Market Hits Record Levels of Unit Shipments Again in 4Q07, According to IDC ; But Average Selling Prices Remain Stable as OEM Demand Shifts to High-end and Mainstream Processors

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Worldwide PC Processor Market Hits Record Levels of Unit Shipments Again in 4Q07, According to IDC ; But Average Selling Prices Remain Stable as OEM Demand Shifts to High-end and Mainstream Processors

SAN MATEO, CA. - JANUARY 22, 2008 - Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments grew 8.5% sequentially in the fourth calendar quarter of 2007 (4Q07) to reach record levels for the second quarter in a row, according to new data from IDC. Growth in overall unit shipments and stable average selling prices stimulated overall market revenue to grow 9.6% sequentially to $8.7 billion.

Shipments of processors designed for PC servers stood out in the quarter, growing 17.0% sequentially. Shipments of processors for mobile PCs grew 10.3%, while processors for desktop PCs grew 6.5%. IDC analysis also reveals that, within each form factor, the percentage of high-end and mainstream processors grew at the expense of low-end processors. For example, in the desktop processor segment, high-end and mainstream processors represented 87.1% of processors shipped in 4Q07, up from 84.6% in 3Q07.
“Overall market pricing was very stable in the quarter,” said Shane Rau, director of Semiconductors: Personal Computing research at IDC. “Since server and mobile processors carry a premium over desktop processors and they grew more than desktop processors, they buoyed the market average price. The fact that the high-end and mainstream segments within all form factor segments grew faster than the value segments kept pricing even firmer. We attribute this result to the aggressive pricing at which suppliers introduced new products in 2Q07 combined with the demand for more robust PC configurations necessary to support Windows Vista. As the year progressed into 4Q07, the pricing drew in more buyers who wanted these relatively high-end products to support this operating system.”
For the full year 2007, total worldwide PC processor shipments grew 12.6% compared to 2006. Total revenues grew 1.7% to $30.55 billion. The disparity of unit growth and revenue growth indicates the degree of price erosion that occurred early in the year 2007.

Vendor Highlights
Processor vendor shares in 4Q07 did not change significantly from those in 3Q07. On an overall unit basis, Intel earned 76.7% market share, a gain of 0.4%. AMD earned 23.1%, a loss of 0.4%. These shares are identical to the shares of 2Q07.
By form factor, market share changes were very modest. In the mobile processor segment, Intel earned 81.9% share, a gain of 1.1% and AMD earned 17.8%, a loss of 1.1%. In the PC server processor segment, Intel earned 85.4%, a loss of 0.6% and AMD earned 14.6%, a gain of 0.6%. In the desktop PC processor segment, Intel earned 72.1% share and AMD earned 27.7%; share changes were negligible.

Market Outlook
IDC has a conservative forecast for PC processor demand in 1Q08 and 2Q08. “While processor shipments typically decline about 6% to 7% between the fourth quarter and the first quarter, economic concerns in the U.S. and the effects on corporate and consumer systems purchases could mean a stronger sequential decline in 1Q08,” added Rau. “However, the weakness in the U.S. dollar effectively means a price discount for overseas markets that are driving PC unit demand, so this could have a mitigating effect.”
IDC expects that mobile processors will continue their strong growth in 2008. “Despite how overall demand may affect them in the first half of 2008, mobile processors will continue on a double-digit growth track for the year and on track to surpass desktop processors in 2009, ” said Richard Murphy, IDC Inquiry Analyst.

IDC’s forthcoming study, Worldwide PC Processor 4Q07 Vendor Shares, provides the worldwide market and vendor share results for PC processor vendors on an overall unit and revenue basis and by form factor (desktop, mobile, and PC server). For more information, please contact Shane Rau at srau@idc.com.

About IDC
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 make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 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 .
All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, please contact:
Shane Rau
srau@idc.com
650-350-6437

Macworld Conference & Expo Celebrates 24(th) Successful Year

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Macworld Conference & Expo Celebrates 24(th) Successful Year

FRAMINGHAM, MA. - January 22, 2008 - IDG World Expo today announced the successful completion of the 24th Macworld Conference & Expo®, which drew 10 percent more attendees than the 2007 event, featured hundreds of new product announcements, and hosted 475 technology companies that filled the Moscone Center. Next year’s Macworld Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place January 5-9, 2009 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“This year’s event included great enhancements with more exhibits and conference programming, and attendees responded very enthusiastically,” said Paul Kent, vice president, IDG World Expo. “Macworld has truly become a central place where attendees can learn, network and do business every year. Our goal is to make each show better than the last, and we’re thrilled that we achieved that goal with this year’s event.”

The editors of Macworld magazine sought out the most innovative products at this year’s Macworld Conference & Expo and selected eleven products that highlighted the commitment Macintosh developers have for the platform. Winners of the Best of Show Awards included: Photoshop Elements – Adobe; MacBook Air – Apple; Guitar Hero III – Aspyr; BusySync – BusySync; Eye-Fi card – Eye-Fi; Flow – GridIron Software; Dictate – MacSpeech; NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi – NEC; OmniFocus – Omni Group; Parallels Server – SWSoft; and VectorDesigner – TweakerSoft.

“Every year Macworld Conference and Expo is a showcase for the most innovative new technologies on the planet, and this year was no exception,” said Chris Breen, Senior Editor, Macworld Magazine. “We saw numerous mind-blowing new products from companies large and small. It goes to show you just how creative and innovative the entire market surrounding Apple really is.”

The conference program featured more than 200 Mac industry luminaries who addressed some of the most popular Mac topics in standing-room-only sessions. Highlights of the conference program included: new two-day training classes on Final Cut Studio, Aperture, Adobe™ Creative Suite and Filemaker; a session exploring Apple’s new Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard operating system; new MacIT sessions specifically for IT professionals deploying Apple technology; the exciting debut of “A Day At The Office: Microsoft® Office 2008”; and the enhanced Macworld Educator Academy. This year’s Macworld also featured significant new show features, including a live Podcast Studio, an enhanced Digital Photography Experience and a state-of-the-art music studio.

For more information about Macworld Conference & Expo, please visit www.macworldexpo.com .

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com , or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830, or ellen_boland@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo® and Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

Consolidated European ERP Market Records Healthy Growth; On-Demand Revolution Looms, Says IDC

Filed under: Media & Press — Karol @ 9:46 pm

Consolidated European ERP Market Records Healthy Growth; On-Demand Revolution Looms, Says IDC

COPENHAGEN — JANUARY 21, 2008 - The EUR6.4 billion Western European ERP application market had a revival in 2006 with 7% growth in license and maintenance. “Oracle’s rebound in 2006 and solid performances of most of the top 10 vendors contributed to this recovery of the European ERP market. The improved economic conditions in the large economies in continental Europe also drove growth,” said Bo Lykkegaard, program manager, European Enterprise Applications and Services at IDC. In 2006, the five largest ERP vendors in Western Europe were SAP, Oracle, Sage, Microsoft, and Infor, and their combined market share amounted to 69% of the entire market.

The ERP on-demand segment saw 63% growth in 2006, but with insignificant impact on overall market growth due to the small base. “IDC expects on-demand ERP applications to gain importance over the next five years. While customers might not ask for ERP on-demand today, the changes caused by new delivery models and technologies will transform the ERP market as we know it. New business and delivery models, new partnerships, and focused Rshould be key investment priorities for ERP vendors in 2008,” said Lykkegaard

Based on a strategic review of the top 10 vendors in terms of opportunities and challenges, IDC recommends three strategic priorities. First, for vendors to prepare for new business models, delivery models, and licensing models. Second, to invest aggressively in the broader partner ecosystem to improve market coverage and implementation capacity, and to reduce market risks. Third, to focus Rinvestments to ensure market-leading innovation, which is the only path to double-digit growth.

The study, Western European ERP Applications Competitive Analysis 2007 (IDC #LC01Q, January 2008), analyzes the Western European ERP applications market, including size and growth of individual country markets, and ranks vendors by country, functional area, company size, and deployment model. The Future Outlook section reviews opportunities and challenges of the top 10 ERP vendors and the study provides essential guidance on key strategic priorities for ERP vendors.

About IDC
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 make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 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.

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