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TechWeb Launches &aposIT Clan&apos Website to Investigate the Internet&aposs Impact on IT

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, today launched the "IT Clan" (www.internetevolution.com/itclan.asp), a vibrant new online information resource dedicated to exploring the impact of next-generation Internet technologies focused on enterprise IT. The IT Clan is part of Internet Evolution (www.internetevolution.com), TechWeb's provocative Website with a keen perspective on the future of the Internet.

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, today launched the "IT Clan" (www.internetevolution.com/itclan.asp), a vibrant new online information resource dedicated to exploring the impact of next-generation Internet technologies focused on enterprise IT. The IT Clan is part of Internet Evolution (www.internetevolution.com), TechWeb's provocative Website with a keen perspective on the future of the Internet.

The IT Clan's readership will comprise senior IT professionals and CIOs working within large enterprise organizations. Site users will receive access to exclusive, in-depth intelligence about the future of the Internet and its impact on the enterprise and their jobs.

The IT Clan also features an active social network where its virtual staff of world-famous IT and Internet experts will blog and interact every day with the site's audience via message boards.

"The IT Clan is a natural extension of InternetEvolution.com's franchise, and a way for our sizable IT management audience to interact with their peers, futurists, and other big thinkers," says Terry Sweeney, Editor-in-Chief of Internet Evolution (http://www.internetevolution.com). "The IT Clan's assemblage of bloggers brings unmatched expertise in management, security, wireless, storage, and other technologies that shape how enterprises use the Internet."

The first dozen contributors to the site were announced today: — Tony Bishop – Bishop is CEO of Adaptivity Inc. and previously served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia's corporate investment banking technology group. — Russ Edelman – Edelman is Founder, President, and CEO of Corridor Consulting, a systems integration and consulting firm focused on Microsoft SharePoint and enterprise content management (ECM). — Jon Emmons – Already blogging on Life After Coffee, Emmons writes about everything from Oracle database administration to the challenges of working from home. — Aaron Roe Fulkerson – Fulkerson co-founded open-source project MindTouch Inc. in 2005; as CEO, he's fostered its ascent to the No. 1 downloaded enterprise wiki in the world. — Broward Horne – Broward Horne is a software consultant who does contract work for Unigard, Nike, JPMorgan, Verizon, Transcore, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. — Greg Hughes – As an IT and Security Executive Manager, Hughes brings more than 12 years of experience in the financial services and software development markets. — Mike Karp – An industry analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, Karp has also worked for Prime Computer, Symbios Logic, and Belcore. — David M. Lynch – A 30-year IT industry veteran, Lynch has written widely on authentication, access control, and public key infrastructure (PKI), among other topics. — Oded Noy – Noy is CTO and Co-Founder of Zag, where he helped create a better way to buy and sell cars more transparently on the Internet. — Marc Osofsky – Osofsky is Vice President of Marketing for Optaros and has over 15 years of experience in helping businesses leverage new technologies. — Warren Shiau – Shiau is a technology analyst and research consultant at The Strategic Counsel, where he oversees market analysis and forecasting, and competitive analysis. — Dave Vellante – Vellante is Co-Founder of ITCentrix, and more recently, the Wikibon Project, a community of IT professionals dedicated to the sharing of storage and IT best practices.

Topics covered on IT Clan include the potential and pitfalls of technologies as varied as lightweight "mashup" applications; software as a service (SaaS); platform as a service (PaaS); server virtualization; Web services/Services Oriented Architectures (SOAs); and rich media applications. The site also provides regular broadcast-quality broadband video technology tutorials on everything from how to build a green data center to the best way to thwart botnets.

The IT Clan is co-produced with Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the world's leading authority on telecommunications, and InformationWeek (www.informationweek.com), the largest, most influential community of IT buyers and providers in the world.

About TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus)

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 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events 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, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

Contact Amy Averbook TechWeb's Internet Evolution 212-925-0020 x112 averbook@lightreading.com

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