TECHXNY, Featuring 21st Annual PC EXPO, Succeeds with New Autumn Dates, Launch Of Networks for Business and Addition of OutsourceWorld

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Oct 15, 2003

CMP Media's TECHXNY, featuring PC EXPO, OutsourceWorld and the launch of Networks for Business New York was held September 15-18, 2003 at the Javits Center in New York. The event, in its new fall timefrime, attracted over 25,000 qualified buyers (audit pending) seeking IT products and solutions for their businesses despite a lagging economy and continuing contraction in the IT sector.

"With continued uncertainty in the IT industry as well as challenges from new events causing confusion in the marketplace, 2003 was a difficult year for TECHXNY. Although the show floor was smaller, our cornerstone exhibitors -- HP, IBM, Novell, Olympus and Xerox to name a few -- were extremely pleased with the quality and purchasing influence of the TECHXNY audience," said Christina Condos, Show Director of TECHXNY. "Looking ahead to 2004, many top IT companies who 'sat out' this year have already indicated that they will be returning to TECHXNY next year, because we proved that we are an important event for the northeast IT business buyer. "

A highlight of TECHXNY was the addition of OutsourceWorld Conference & Expo, covering the hotly debated field of domestic and offshore outsourcing of software development, call centers and other services. Attendees had the opportunity to visit nearly 100 international companies from fourteen countries including India, Romania, Egypt, China, Ukraine, Philippines, Nepal and Bulgaria.

OutsourceWorld also offered educational content to all attendees, including the controversial panel "Outsourcing: Friend or Foe?" This highly vocal session attracted a six-feet deep standing-room-only crowd. Of utmost concern to the audience was the perception that outsourcing will cost Americans many US jobs. However, the expert panel stated that although offshore outsourcing may initially mean short-term job losses, it will be of great benefit for the future of companies and long-term savings -- inevitably leading to more jobs for Americans in the long term. Keith Fiveson, a principal consultant at outsourcing company ITESA in New York, and one of the panel members, stated that, "one benefit of IT outsourcing is that it gives [US] companies more opportunity for innovation."

TECHXNY once again offered a comprehensive line-up of educational content, featuring boot camps and training programs for business and IT professionals. The conference program covered important technology areas and topics including Linux, Windows 2003 Server, security, storage, and networking, computer forensics and IT cost optimisation. In addition, the keynote addresses from Kevin Rollins, Chief Operating Officer and President of Dell, Inc. and Dr. Hector Ruiz, President & CEO of AMD, drew large crowds, and both speakers offered attendees encouraging words about the future growth of IT and projected increase in technological innovation.

New product announcements were made by GVISION, HP, IBM, Samsung, Smart Technologies, Synncast and Microsoft, Xerox, as well as several other companies at the opening night press reception, Digital Focus and Mobile Focus, on Monday, September 15th.

Another highlight was the TECHXNY Best of Show Awards presented on Wednesday, September 17th during the show. HP won overall Best of Show for its HP Compaq d530 desktop series as well as for Best Security Product. Other winners included Xerox's DocuShare 3.1 for Best Business Application; IBM eServer Blade Center for Best Infrastructure Product; Trapeze Network's Mobility System for the Best Mobile/Wireless Product; Stratus Technologies' ftServer 6600 for the Best Product, Server or Peripheral; and Quantum DLTtape Group's DLTSage for Best Storage Product.

Exhibitors and speakers at TECHXNY were also pleased with the press coverage at the event. Broadcast and print media in attendance included Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, BusinessWeek, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, ABCNews.com, PC Magazine, eWeek, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, Wired, CNET, IDG, and the CMP publications including CRN, InformationWeek, Network Computing, Network Magazine, Intelligent Enterprise, Transform, VAR Business and TechWeb.

TECHXNY returns to New York, along with OutsourceWorld and Networks for Business, October 5-7, 2004 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For more information, contact Christina Condos at ccondos@cmp.com or call 212-600-3027 or visit www.techxny.com.

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