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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by CMP, today announced a collocated lineup for the 2008 Las Vegas event that will create the richest variety and widest cross-section of business technology communities in one place. Computer Security Institute Security Exchange (CSISX) and the Software 2008 Conference will join forces with Interop at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 28-May 2, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by CMP, today announced a collocated lineup for the 2008 Las Vegas event that will create the richest variety and widest cross-section of business technology communities in one place. Computer Security Institute Security Exchange (CSISX) and the Software 2008 Conference will join forces with Interop at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 28-May 2, 2008.

"The incredible changes we're seeing in the business technology landscape prove we're at the beginning of the next big technology cycle. Interop is the one event that lets you see all the moving pieces, the whole picture in one place. The addition of CSISX and Software 2008 to the Interop Las Vegas lineup makes Interop the single most important IT event of the year," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "What CES is for consumer electronics, Interop is for business technology."

The collocation of Software 2008 at Interop Las Vegas provides buyers and sellers with a more comprehensive showcase for understanding the direction of the software industry and how to leverage software for their companies. Software 2008 sessions will present the latest software offerings, including: SOA, SaaS, Enterprise 2.0 and Open Source.

Security remains one of the biggest challenges for security and IT professionals when adopting new enterprise models. The inclusion of CSISX at Interop offers an expanded, in-depth view into security policy and procedures to equip them with the information needed to protect their enterprise.

Both of these distinct events bring great value to Interop's position as the largest and most comprehensive business technology event and will provide attendees with the strategies and tools needed to drive business value and cut costs for their organizations.

Interop Las Vegas 2008 proudly welcomes more than 500 exhibitors, showcasing the full range of IT solutions including Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, F5, Foundry, Citrix, Juniper, McAfee, Secure Computing, Novell, Aruba, Riverbed, Force10, NETGEAR, Alcatel-Lucent, ProCurve, Net Scout, CA, Qwest, BlueCat, Eaton, APC, Sprint, Extreme, Xirrus, Ixia, and Oracle.

The Software 2008 exhibitors include: Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Beijing E-C Translation Ltd., HCL, Ingres, IP Applications, McAfee, Network Engines, OpSource, Socialcast, Tata Consultancy Services, WebEx and Web Spiders, Inc.

About Interop(R)

Interop(R) drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of CMP Technology's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. As the meeting place for the global business technology community, upcoming Interop events include Interop Moscow 2008, April 23-24, 2008, Forum Hall, Moscow; Interop Tokyo 2008, June 9-13, 2008, Mukahari Messe, Tokyo, Interop Sao Paulo, August 12-14, 2008, Transamerica Expo Center, and Interop New York, September 15-19, 2008 Javits Convention Center, New York City. For more information about these events visit http://www.interop.com.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developer and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to http://www.cmp.com/news.

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