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AppCon 2007 Unveils Speaker Lineup for Business Continuity Conference
Jul 30, 2007 (08:07 AM EDT)


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ApplicationContinuity.org has announced a roster of industry influencers, analysts and journalists, headed by CompuCom CTO David Hall, who will speak at AppCon 2007. The annual conference is designed to provide a forum for IT professionals to examine the problems, options, costs and optimal solutions across their entire application infrastructure. The inaugural event, AppCon 2007, will take place Sept. 13-14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif.

CompuCom's Hall, a respected industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in assessing, deploying, implementing and supporting IT technologies, will deliver a keynote entitled "Never Having to Say You Are Sorry, Making the Right Choice the First Time," the morning of Sept. 13. CompuCom helps companies plan, implement, and manage multivendor, industry-standard computing environments.

Among the array of industry technologists, analysts and journalists speaking at the conference, market experts presenting include: Michael Osterman, founder and principal of Osterman Research, a noted expert on messaging and collaboration technology; Gary Chen, Yankee Group senior analyst with a focus on SME IT infrastructure and applications; Doug McLean, vice president of emerging markets development at enterprise data protection provider PGP Corp.; and InfoWorld senior editorial staff members Doug Dineley and Eric Knorr. Dineley specializes in technology analyses and test-driven feature articles, and Knorr has written hundreds of articles on desktop and enterprise technology.

ApplicationContinuity.org created AppCon to provide information, ideas and opinions on application survivability and reliability to assure business continuity. The conference will showcase the latest trends and continuity solutions and address the issues business continuity professionals confront, on a daily basis, installing, managing, maintaining and securing the critical applications and data that power their businesses.

In addition to offering sessions with industry experts and analysts, the interactive structure of the event will feature many real-life case studies and allow participants to interact face-to-face with peers, learn how to prevent outages and promote continuous application availability, and seek solutions that meet their specific needs in an extensive vendor gallery.

Sessions of note include: -- ABC's or F's of Archiving, Backup, & Compliance -- Business Continuance for Mid-market through the enterprise -- Essential Ecosystem Components for Business Continuity -- From the Trenches - Real Life IT Highlights & Horrors (Case Studies) -- Getting the most Bang for your Business Continuity Budget -- What Does Disaster Recovery Mean? -- Views of the Market Gurus

"This is a fantastic lineup of expert speakers, headed by a true visionary in David Hall, who can shed light on today's trends in business continuity, as well as share their unbiased opinions on the tools available to keep critical business applications up and running at all times," said Kelly Harray of ApplicationContinuity.Org "Registration has already exceeded our expectations, so it's clear that this inaugural event is going to be a huge success."

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The conference has extended the deadline for speaker proposals until August 3 at midnight, http://www.applicationcontinuity.org/appcon2007/presentations.asp .

About Application Continuity.org

ApplicationContinuity.org exists as a virtual community that seeks to bring together information, ideas and opinions from interested persons and organizations. ApplicationContinuity.org publishes information on application survivability and reliability, with a primary focus on messaging and email continuity, telecommunications and network continuity along with information on strategies to ensure that critical applications operate to an acceptable level of performance.

CONTACT: Cynthia Harris of PR Strategy Group, +1-650-520-8343, charris@prstrategygroup.com, for Application Continuity.org

Web site: http://www.ApplicationContinuity.org/