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451 Industry Summit Offers a Unique Forum to Hear About the Latest Trends in Enterprise Computing, Interact With 451 Analyst Teams and Network With Industry Colleagues

New York, May 11, 2008 – The 451 Group, an independent technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, is producing the Enterprise Computing Strategies Summit Europe 2008. This conference will provide a forum for dialogue around innovation and the evolution of distributed enterprise computing architectures. Attendees from participating companies are representative of key senior-level executives at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations. The Enterprise Computing Strategies Summit Europe is taking place on June 5, 2008 at the Hilton Canary Wharf, London.

"The 451 Group has followed the evolution of distributed enterprise computing architectures for over 5 years, having interviewed more than 300 early-adopter companies about their experiences," said William Fellows, Principal Analyst at The 451 Group and Conference Chair. "With this summit, we offer our clients and invited guests an environment in which forward-thinking IT strategists can join together to learn, network and develop their strategies in a 'propaganda free' setting, while hearing about the latest trends from our analysts."

The one-day program is complementary for existing clients of The 451 Group and will provide attendees with an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing vendors, investors and end users affected by distributed enterprise computing architectures. The conference will examine advances in core technologies such as low latency, virtualization and cloud computing.

Highlights of the event include:

• Analyst presentations providing the latest insight on a variety of key enterprise computing topics and offering tangible recommendations that can be applied to improve the attendees' business.

• One-on-one interaction with 451 analysts, including those covering low latency, storage, data management, hosting and proximity hosting, systems and systems architecture, commercial open source, cloud computing, grids and eco-efficient IT.

• Networking with senior-level industry executives, including end-user IT and line-of-business management from financial services and other verticals; vendor executives from the largest multinationals to the smallest startups; and venture and investment banking professionals.

For more information on the summit, visit: http://www.ecssummit.com/eu/2008

About The 451 Group

The 451 Group is an independent technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making for competitive advantage.

The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, London and Boston. The company also operates Tier1 Research, an independent division of The 451 Group that analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet sectors.

For additional information on The 451 Group or to apply for trial access to its services, go to: www.the451group.com

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