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Everything Channel&aposs Virtual Tradeshow Focused on Securing and Storing Customer Data, Attracted Nearly 1,300 Technology Sellers

MANHASSET, N.Y., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier this month, Everything Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion sellers of technology channel, hosted a virtual event focused on securing and storing customer data which attracted nearly 1,300 visitors to the tradeshow. The event brought together Solution Providers from around the country as well as leading technology vendors to demonstrate products, view live presentations and meet potential business partners. The one-day event assessed the current hardware and software trends that solve the entire range of security and storage needs.

MANHASSET, N.Y., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Earlier this month, Everything Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion sellers of technology channel, hosted a virtual event focused on securing and storing customer data which attracted nearly 1,300 visitors to the tradeshow. The event brought together Solution Providers from around the country as well as leading technology vendors to demonstrate products, view live presentations and meet potential business partners. The one-day event assessed the current hardware and software trends that solve the entire range of security and storage needs.

"We are very pleased with the response to our virtual events. Through superior content, exhibits and networking opportunities, we have replicated our live events through the Internet. We look forward to future successful events," said Robert Faletra, Chief Executive Officer, Everything Channel.

Highlights of the event included a keynote from Faletra and Art Coviello, CEO of RSA Security who spoke on the importance of offering both storage and security options to customers.

Susan Blocher, VP System Storage Marketing of IBM; Jeff Hausman, VP General Manager, Symantec Protection Network; and David Tripier and David Roberts of Websense also presented at the event.

Everything Channel's Editorial Director, Robert DeMarzo, hosted "Securing and Storing Your Customers Data," a live video panel discussion with David Dadian, CEO, powersolution.com; Joseph Ploehn, principal consultant, CompuCom; and Florindo Gallicchio, practice manager, Risk Management, Melillo Consulting, while Everything Channel, Senior Editor, Joe Kovar offered a live presentation on server virtualization.

In between presentations, more than 400 attendees visited booths and networked for an average of 2.5 hours. Most visitors spent about an hour at the sponsors' booths. They were also able to chat with other attendees in real-time and for a more casual networking experience guests could visit the CopaCabana. They could also download podcasts, brochures and white papers from the Media Center.

The virtual trade show will be archived for 90 days and can be found at: http://www.crn.com/vts/march/

Platinum sponsors included, IBM, Symantec and Websense, gold sponsors included Nortel, Trend Micro and RSA and silver sponsors included PC Clean Machine, Hitachi Data Systems, Intronis, Linksys, OnForce and PGP.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the global leader in technology sales and serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel 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 $2.5 billion.

Contact Kate Spellman Everything Channel (516) 562-7383 kspellman@everythingchannel.com

SOURCE Everything Channel

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