Interop® Survey Results Show Significant Implementation of VoIP, Video and Unified Communications, Enabling the Converged Network

Influence of Leading IT Event Evident by Appearance in Tradeshow Week Top 200

PRNewswire
SAN FRANCISCO
May 1, 2006

CMP Media today released the results of the Interop 2006 pre-show survey, indicating that a significant percentage of IT professionals have already implemented or have plans to implement VoIP, video and unified communications, along with wireless networks, showing sharp growth in the adoption of converged technologies. This study also identified the top areas that attendees will be researching and possibly buying while at Interop Las Vegas 2006: wireless technologies (65%), closely followed by security (63%) and management (55%). In addition, almost half (47%) have integrated or plan to integrate VoIP together with an 802.11 wireless network, along with 67% for VoIP-only implementation. The research further revealed that 79% of enterprises are using video for conferencing purposes or meetings, and 58% are either using or plan to use unified communications. A follow-up survey will be conducted after the conclusion of Interop Las Vegas 2006, currently taking place until May 5 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"The converged network has significantly improved access to people and information, and this study confirms that Interop attendees are leading the charge in implementing the next generation of IP communications to help them achieve business success," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "Interop attendees are IT professionals and business decision makers who come to Interop to be the first to see the future of IT from the industry's most influential innovators and leading vendors."

CMP Media is also announcing the addition of Interop to Tradeshow Week's Top 200, a list and analysis of the 200 largest tradeshows in the U.S. and the 50 largest in Canada. Interop was honored by Tradeshow Week as one of the 200 largest tradeshows in the Unites States for its continued growth in every metric for the third straight year.

For 20 years, Interop has held a unique place in the IP infrastructure markets, and is responsible for fostering the innovation that has fueled the revolution and evolution in IP networking. With network convergence now taking center stage as the key enabler of the latest technology innovations, Interop will continue to show how all of the pieces fit together to help IT organizations overcome their business challenges. Additional information on Interop Las Vegas, including registration information, is available online at www.interop.com.

Interop Las Vegas 2006 will feature one of the most holistic content and education programs available to the IT market today, and will include the same program features that have made Interop a success for the past two decades. 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.

About Interop®

Interop®, now part of the CMP Media family of global brands, has led the revolution and evolution in IP networking for the past twenty years, and is dedicated to promoting and demonstrating the interoperability of the converged network, applications and devices to seamlessly exchange and use information to address the full range of business challenges facing IT organizations today and tomorrow. As the leading destination for technology buyers and sellers, Interop has fostered the growth and evolution of the IT industry for the past two decades, and remains the most anticipated and only comprehensive IT event. 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. Interop® Las Vegas will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30-May 5, 2006, and Interop® New York 2006 will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, September 18-22, 2006. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.

About CMP Media (www.cmp.com)

CMP Media is a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields 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 each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media 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 $3 billion.

SOURCE: CMP Media

CONTACT: Ben Stricker, PR Manager of CMP Media, +1-415-905-2464, or
bstricker@cmp.com

Web site: http://www.interop.com/

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