2006 Collaborative Technologies Conference to Showcase Tools and Address Needs of Evolving Market

First-of-Its-Kind Event Returns in 2006 to Examine Social Implications and Business Case for Collaboration Technologies and Social Software

Mar 23, 2006

CMP Media today announced the return of the Collaborative Technologies Conference in 2006, which will explore the shift towards a new paradigm in business technology that focuses on connected work. CTC will once again showcase such technologies as team workspaces, unified messaging, instant messaging, conferencing (web, audio and video conferencing), wikis, blogs, calendaring, VoIP and converged networks, in order to help attendees understand how their organizations can benefit from implementing collaborative tools. Like last year, the event will attract a mix of business and IT leaders to explore collaboration from both a strategic and tactical perspective, incorporating both real-time and asynchronous components. The Collaborative Technologies Conference (www.ctc2006.com) will take place June 19-22, 2006 at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

"21st century work is fundamentally collaborative, and the good news is that the tools are finally catching up," said Jennifer Pahlka, CTC Program Chair. "There are many new tools and technologies that offer great benefits: collaborative tools can cut IT and telephony costs, increase productivity, reduce time-to-market, align workgroups and create a more streamlined, dynamic, agile organization. But you can't just build it and hope your users jump on board. You have to understand how the technology will fit with existing infrastructure, with business processes, and with the corporate culture."

The Collaborative Technologies Conference Demo Pavilion will allow attendees to evaluate and test-drive the latest collaborative solutions that are shaping business communications. The collaboration market's leading vendors such as Cisco, Adobe and EMC will be present to showcase the latest in conferencing, instant messaging, network infrastructure, team workspaces, security and mobility solutions.

About the Collaborative Technologies Conference

The Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC) is the only industry event to explore the breadth of collaborative solutions, including real-time and asynchronous technologies, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. CTC focuses on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce.

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.


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