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Interop preview; news from EMC World, Real-World AJAX Seminar, E-mail Authentication Summit, and more

Apr 26, 20064 mins

Latest Trade Show news


Advanced switch gear on tap at Interop, 04/24/06

Several Ethernet and application switch vendors plan to announce products at the Interop show next week that are intended to make high-speed network gear more affordable and help users boost application performance and security

Interop 2006 Show Planner, 04/24/06

Network World isn’t the only network industry thought-leader celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – the Interop conference and expo, happening May 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas is 20, too.


EMC expands strategy, targets IBM, 04/25/06

EMC is still in the process of fitting together all the pieces of its information lifecycle management jigsaw puzzle, but the company is very clear on one aspect of the strategy: It has IBM in its crosshairs.

EMC banking billions on information life-cycle management, 04/24/06

EMC is investing $1.2 billion this year to develop and acquire technologies geared to help businesses share, protect, manage and secure data, said Chief Executive Officer and President Joe Tucci in his keynote address at the EMC World conference in Boston Monday.


Microsoft adds to management tool lineup, 04/25/06

SAN DIEGO — Microsoft on Tuesday introduced two new pieces to its System Center management tool family, including service desk software, and said it was renaming the flagship products of the lineup.


AJAX in the spotlight next week and beyond, 04/20/06

When is a technology officially hot? Perhaps when it starts getting trade shows and other industry events named for it. If so, then Asynchronous JavaScript + XML, or AJAX, Web application scripting technology definitely fits this description.


Microsoft to push Sender ID, program at e-mail summit, 04/24/06

Microsoft said last week it plans to promote adoption of the Sender ID e-mail specification and introduce a new program for helping customers protect the integrity of e-mail messages.

Bad karma surrounds e-mail authentication plans – Network World, 04/20/06

This week’s powwow of e-mail heavyweights in Chicago returned the IT community’s attention to the issue of e-mail message authentication, but the messaging community has too little to show for a year’s worth of work, some say.


Interop Las Vegas 2006

April 30 – May 5, Las Vegas

Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2006

May 14-18, San Francisco

JavaOne 2006

May 15-19, San Francisco

Inbox – The E-mail Event

May 31 – June 1, San Jose

Microsoft Tech Ed 2006

June 11-16, Boston

Burton Group Catalyst 2006

June 14-15, San Francisco

C3 Expo 2006

June 27-29, New York


Technology Tour: Applications & Content Security: Building the Defensible Network

May 16-25, various cities

What drove security up the stack to the boardroom? What changed the focus from perimeter firewalls to layered protection? How did it come to the perpetual scanning of all Web, SMTP, IM and FTP traffic?

Often it’s nothing more than a CEO’s stolen password. Or it can be as devastating as an entire network compromised to its core data. But no matter the trigger, security is now the No. 1 corporate priority. And expectations are as high as senior management’s anxiety.

Before your network takes a hit — take a day to attend Network World’s new Technology Tour event Applications & Content Security: Building the Defensible Network and discover how to build a fortress defense.

Technology Tour: The VoIP Payoff: Convergence and Collaboration

June 1-29, various cities

Whether you were among the first to implement VoIP, or are just now rolling it out, the answers you need are at The VoIP Payoff: Convergence and Collaboration. It’s the Network World LIVE Technology Tour event coming in June. And it’s the place to map the future.

Johna Till Johnson of Nemertes Research is your host. She’s been where you’re headed and will guide you to the next-generation of networks. Showing you current trends. Coming technologies. Best practices. And real-world solutions.

IT Roadmap

Chicago: June 27

It’s where you’ll hear IT strategies delivered direct to you from Network World editors six months ahead of outsiders even knowing about it. Where you can meet personally, one-on-one, with an IT all-star to discuss how coming technology will reshape your enterprise. Where you can accomplish a year’s worth of vendor analysis among more than two dozen solution providers all in one day.