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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2nd Annual MacIT Event Featured at Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco
2005
Industry experts dissect and explain Apple Enterprise tools and technology

FRAMINGHAM, MA, October 12, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of
world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets,
today announced that the MacIT=81 Conference will return to Macworld
Conference & Expo=AE San Francisco on January 12-14, 2005. MacIT is the
industry’s most comprehensive educational event presenting technical
training on Apple IT tools and technology. This year’s event will feature
the first in depth public training on Apple’s forthcoming Tiger operating
system and its IT implications.

Running continuously for over 20 years, Macworld Conference & Expo will
take place January 10-14, 2005 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Mark Jeffries, senior systems specialist of corporate IT at Genentech, one
of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, will kick off MacIT with a
session titled “MacOS X in the Enterprise – a Report Card.” The session
will detail his company’s experiences implementing and managing Mac
technology over the past 15 years. He will discuss their experiences with
migration through OS X, hardware and server deployment and Apple’s
management tools.

In addition to the general session, MacIT participants can choose from more
than 40 sessions in the following five tracks: Servers and Services, Client
Issues, Interoperability, Network Management, and Introductory Material – a
track for newer IT managers. Sessions include:

* Tiger Server In-Depth, presented by Eric Zelenka of Apple
* Directory Services on OS X and Understanding Apple’s Open Directory
Architecture, presented by industry consultant Michael Bartosh
* Putting Voice on your Macintosh Network, presented by Michael Bayer of
Computer Telephony Solutions
* Network Security in the Real World, presented by Chuck Goolsbee of
Digital.Forest and Julian Koh of Northwestern University
* Mac OS X Admin Top 10 Practices, presented by Schoun Regan of The Mac
Trainers
* Getting the most from Virtual PC 7s, presented by Lindeen Sihan of Microso=
ft
* The Technology Previously known as Rendezvous, presented by Daniel H.
Steinberg of Dim Sum Thinking
* Xsan in the Real World, presented by Stuart Wilkes of Ascentia
* Xserve RAID Deployment Practices, presented by Paul Suh and Tim Perfitt
of Apple
* Virtual Private Cool, presented by Joel Rennich of AFP548.COM

“Apple continues to gain traction in the IT world with their dynamite
products. Customers have been happy with their deployment experiences and
the press has caught on to this fact,” said Paul Kent, Macworld Conference
& Expo conference chair. “We’ve designed MacIT as the definitive place for
people to receive training and share experiences with other managers
deploying Apple Enterprise products. More than ever before, this year’s
Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco will address the unique needs of
this growing audience.”

For more information or to register for the event, please visit
www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at
home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS
audiences in creative services, education, application development,
entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments.
Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please
visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For
exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or
annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused
tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class
education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As
the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages
its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences,
enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of
influential buyers. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events
includes Macworld Conference & Expo=AE, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo=AE, Bio=
*IT
World Conference + Expo=81, Portable Power Conference & Expo=81, Wireless
Sensing Solutions=81, WinSEC=81, Context=81 and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo=
is a
business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and
event company.

About IDG
International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media,
research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more
than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO,
Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The
company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with
more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more
than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo=AE, Macworld Conference & Expo=AE, DEMO=AE, and IDC Directions. IDC
provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries.
Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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