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Interop(R) Las Vegas 2008 Announces Energy Camp

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced the addition of Energy Camp at the 2008 Las Vegas event. The one-day "unconference" style gathering designed to open up the conversation around sustainable solutions and methodologies for IT will take place on Monday, April 28th. Interop takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 28-May 2, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ — Interop(R), the leading business technology event, produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced the addition of Energy Camp at the 2008 Las Vegas event. The one-day "unconference" style gathering designed to open up the conversation around sustainable solutions and methodologies for IT will take place on Monday, April 28th. Interop takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 28-May 2, 2008.

Energy Camp is a collaborative "unconference" — a gathering where attendees program discussion topics of their choice into an event's agenda — that's dedicated to the reduction of IT's global carbon footprint. For the first time in Interop's history, audiences are invited to join this forum where all of the industry's stakeholders will gather together to discuss the growing impact of today's energy costs on IT's bottom line, and the overarching importance of energy conservation and utilizing greener IT solutions and methods. The one-day, all-day, program, happening on Monday, April 28th, will be lead by James Governor, co-founder and principal analyst of RedMonk and author of the Greenmonk.net blog, a community dedicated to the use of open source and social software methods and approaches to improve the environment and encourage good behaviors. For more information visit http://www.energycamp.org. To join in the discussion go to http://energycamp.org/wiki/index.php/EnergyCamp.

"Energy Camp proves Interop's commitment to fostering sustainability within business communities by preventing and reducing waste," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "The 'unconference' model ensures an intimate focus on one of the most critical issues the industry is facing today: sustainable IT, delivering another piece of the big picture for our audiences at the forefront of the discussion."

"Getting to the unvarnished truth about what works and what doesn't and figuring out what solutions really deliver on the promise of energy savings is a difficult task," said Interop's Executive Conference Director and TechWeb blogger, David Berlind. "At Energy Camp we're going to get the conversation between all the stakeholders rolling. Not only will IT professionals come away with concrete action items and the beginnings of a long term plan, they'll have an opportunity to give feedback to the solution providers who've created all the noise in this space."

Interop Las Vegas 2008 proudly welcomes more than 500 exhibitors, showcasing the full range of IT solutions including Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, F5, Dell, 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. For sponsorship opportunities contact Will Wise at wwise@techweb.com.

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 TechWeb'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 TechWeb (formerly CMP)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 10 million business technology professionals actively engage with and rely on our global face-to-face events, including Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, TechNet and MSDN Magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, custom media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division 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 $2.5 billion.

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