CMP Technology's Interop Las Vegas 2007 Expands Program to Address Emerging Opportunities in Business Technology

Interop Adds Programs for Green IT, Municipal Wireless, Enterprise 2.0 and More to Complete the Agenda for North America's Largest Business Technology Event

May 8, 2007

Interop, produced by CMP Technology, today announced it has expanded its program to address the latest trends affecting the ever-changing business technology landscape. Once again in 2007, Interop is helping drive the adoption of technology by expanding its boundaries to examine a broader range of emerging technologies such as Green IT, Municipal Wireless and Enterprise 2.0 and their intersection with existing business IT. Interop Las Vegas 2007 will be held May 20-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

With over 450 participating exhibitors, Interop will address the hottest technology topics affecting business today. Expanded technology focus areas include:

  * Green IT -- "Interop goes Green!" This expanded program will address
    eco-advantage strategies that companies are implementing to address
    their environmental impact. Attendees can hear "Green to Gold" author
    Andrew Winston and a panel of peers discuss the driving forces behind
    these new business practices and how companies are changing their
    operating, marketing and sales strategies in response.
  * Security -- Security continues to be a primary concern for today's IT
    executives, and this year security technologies will have a larger
    presence than ever before at Interop. The number of security vendors
    participating has increased, now accounting for 25% of all vendors
    represented at Interop.
  * Muni Wireless -- Interop is dedicating more programs to Muni Wireless,
    with a number of sessions added to address both the technical and
    business model hurdles of deploying a successful municipal wireless
    broadband network.
  * Enterprise 2.0 -- As Web 2.0 technologies proliferate, they are
    increasingly seeping into the enterprise. Interop will address how these
    consumer technologies are intersecting with business technologies, how
    they are affecting the way work is done and what business IT
    professionals can do to prepare for and leverage these technologies in
    their organizations.

To aid business IT professionals in successfully utilizing new and existing technologies, Interop has also expanded their workshop offerings to include:

  * CSO Bootcamp -- Based on the successful CIO Bootcamp, Interop is
    introducing the CSO workshop to address the increasing demands of IT
    security professionals. The CSO Bootcamp features a panel of successful
    CSOs that will provide insight into the skills required to become a top
    security executive.
  * NAC Day -- Network Access Control (NAC) represents the most significant
    change in the way that networks are secured since the invention of the
    firewall. Interop offers a full-day seminar that will discuss the
    fundamental concepts behind NAC, issues to expect when deploying NAC in
    enterprise networks and key strategies to ensure successful NAC planning
    and deployment.
  * SMB Solutions Summit -- With small- and medium-size businesses (SMB)
    representing the fastest-growing segment of business IT today, Interop
    is introducing the SMB Solutions Summit. The SMB Solutions Summit offers
    tailored programs to address how security, wireless and VoIP
    technologies will impact SMB networks, and how these technologies can be
    utilized to help grow their businesses.
  * Broadband Wireless World -- This expanded set of sessions is dedicated
    to the advancements and opportunities in broadband wireless.  Broadband
    Wireless World will be co-located at Interop, joining the Performance
    Zone, Security Zone and Start Up City as the newest Interop Technology
  * CRN Hall of Fame -- The CRN Industry Hall of Fame Channel Industry Forum
    offers valuable insight into the future of the Channel in 2007,
    firsthand views of the latest technology solutions, partner program
    opportunities and hot industry trends. The CRN Industry Hall of Fame
    Awards Reception is the highlight of the program, where CRN will induct
    the next class of industry luminaries.

Visit for more details on Interop's world-class education program, comprehensive exposition, sessions and programs, the celebrated InteropNet and the InteropLabs.

About InteropĀ®

For 22 years, InteropĀ®, part of the CMP Technology family of global brands, has helped IT and business decision-makers bring together the key components of a solid information strategy to drive efficiency and competitive advantage for their organizations. As business continues to drive the adoption of technology, and the converged network is creating new advantages, an emerging "IP for business" philosophy has woven itself into the fabric of business process applications that will be on display at Interop 2007 global events. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, InteropĀ® provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. 2007 Interop events include Interop Las Vegas, May 20-25, Mandalay Bay Convention Center; Interop Moscow, May 30-31, Forum Hall; Interop Tokyo, June 11-15, Mukahari Messe; Interop New York, October 22-26, Javits Convention Center; and Interop Berlin, November 6-8, Fairground Berlin. For more information about these events, visit

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology ( is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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