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Surgient Sponsors Network World 2008 IT Roadmap in Denver

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, the leading provider of virtual lab management software used to automate and accelerate the application lifecycle, today announced that Dave Malcolm, vice president of technology for Surgient, will be presenting as part of the Virtualization track of the Network World IT Roadmap event in Denver, Colo. on March 4, 2008. Surgient is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The IT Roadmap series explores key topics of interest as identified by network IT-decision makers.

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ — Surgient, the leading provider of virtual lab management software used to automate and accelerate the application lifecycle, today announced that Dave Malcolm, vice president of technology for Surgient, will be presenting as part of the Virtualization track of the Network World IT Roadmap event in Denver, Colo. on March 4, 2008. Surgient is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The IT Roadmap series explores key topics of interest as identified by network IT-decision makers.

The Virtualization track, which will be led by Andreas Antonopoulos, senior vice president and founding partner, Nemertes Research, is scheduled to take place on March 4, 2008 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. The keynote presentation, entitled, "Beyond Consolidation: Virtualization for IT & Business Agility," will discuss how virtualization is impacting the IT landscape, both within the data center and beyond. As the first company to provide a virtualization management platform that automates the setup, provisioning and deployment of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Malcolm will provide insight into how IT operations are using Surgient's award-winning technology to provision needed computing resources on demand for software lifecycle activities such as software development, testing and deployment.

Free to qualified applicants, interested attendees are encouraged to learn more about the IT Roadmap series and register at: http://www.networkworld.com/events/.

About Dave Malcolm

As Vice President, Technology, Malcolm is responsible for all software development, testing and operations of Surgient's virtual lab management software and solutions. Prior to Surgient, Malcolm was the vice president of product group at Motive where he built the software development organization from the ground up and was responsible for product marketing and development of the entire Motive product line, which grew from $2 million to more than $65 million in annual revenue during his tenure. Prior to Motive, Malcolm was the vice president and general manager of the Internet Business Unit at Tivoli Systems. While at Tivoli, Malcolm founded Tivoli's Internet management business and launched its first generation of products. Malcolm held a number of management positions in the product group at Tivoli during his seven-year tenure in which Tivoli had a successful initial public offering, was acquired by IBM and grew from under $1 million to more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Tivoli, Malcolm held management and software development positions at Locus Computing Corporation and Texas Instruments. Malcolm graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

About the IT Roadmap Series

The IT Roadmap series encompasses insight from Network World's top editorial team, perspectives from respected industry analysts, valuable case studies from IT buyers and presentations from the top technology solutions providers. Each IT Roadmap conference explores key topic areas identified as the highest priorities to network IT decision-makers as they plan improvements and allocate IT budgets for their companies. Each conference also features a private IT Expo of vendors offering best-of-breed technologies, allowing attendees to source, compare and evaluate innovative solutions and potential new partners. Taking place in eight major cities across the U.S., the IT Roadmap conference and expo will next take place in Denver on March 4.

Free to qualified applicants, potential IT Roadmap attendees can sign up here: http://www.networkworld.com/events/.

About Surgient

Surgient is the leading provider of virtual lab management software used to automate and accelerate the application lifecycle, enabling IT to more quickly respond to changing business needs. Surgient's platform and solutions centralize preproduction infrastructure and automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments. Surgient virtual labs have delivered more than 1,000,000 applications, enabling companies such as CA, Dell, EMC, GE Healthcare, HP, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Raymond James Financial, SAP and Target Corporation to enable IT to better align with business priorities, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and dramatically accelerate software delivery. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including VMware, Microsoft, HP, Platespin, Saba and Cisco/WebEx. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.surgient.com.

Contacts: Keith Giannini Schwartz Communications 781-684-0770 surgient@schwartz-pr.com

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