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Think - The Storage Solutions Conference
Friday July 5th
Novotel
London West
Hammersmith


- Storage Management

By 2003 world data storage capacity will reach 2,000,000 terabytes.

Today, however, less than one third of existing storage capacity is utilised.

- Disaster Recovery

Just 12% of European Boards of Directors are taking responsibility for disaster recovery planning.

- High Availability

One hour's downtime costs between $ 14,500 (ATM service fees) and $ 6,450,000 (Brokerage House)

- SAN Solutions

A billion technology market helping consolidate and ease the management of burgeoning data.

Think - The Storage Solutions Conference is a unique one day event bringing together an audience of senior IT decision makers from end user organisations, the leading Enterprise Storage vendors and their reseller partners to explore the business and technology issues surrounding enterprise storage.
The conference is hosted by Ideal Enterprise Solutions, the UK's leading independent Enterprise Storage Supplier, part of world's leading storage centric distributor Bell Microproducts Inc.

Ian French, President of Bell Microproducts Europe, will open the event. He said: Storage issues, once an IT investment afterthought, are now recognised as the number one priority for businesses who wish to cut IT costs, streamline internal processes and execute strategies for improved customer service.

Think - The Storage Solutions Conference is an opportunity to hear first hand how enterprise storage technologies have developed and how they are being deployed to deliver fast returns on investment.

This conference is targeted at Board Level Decision Makers, CIO's, IT Managers and in fact anybody involved in managing the rapidly growing volumes of data. Companies are realising that understanding Data Storage and management issues are essential to Business success yet managers are having to do so with tighter budgets and increasing security pressures with the overriding directive of ensuring efficient use of their existing IT investment. All of this must happen while ensuring that existing
systems are available 24/7.

This is a major challenge, and the reason behind 'Think - The Storage Solutions Conference'.

The conference consists of presentations from the leading storage vendors covering the key storage issues:

Storage Management

Presentations From: Compaq, BMC Software, Computer Associates, Sony, EMC, Veritas, and Legato

Disaster Recovery

Presentations From: Overland, StorageTek, Quantum, Compaq, Veritas, ADIC, Plasmon, SonyDTF,

High Availability

Presenations From: Sony DTF, BMC Software, EMC, StorageTek, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Overland, Brocade, Compaq

San Solutions

Presentations From: Brocade, JNI, Emulex, APC, SAN Valley, Hewlett Packard, Falconstor

The conference will end with a lively panel discussion on the true cost of ownership between Compaq, EMC, BMC Software and Brocade.

The Exhibition brings under one roof

EMC Software, Falconstor, Hewlett-Packard, JNI, Vixel, SAN Valley, Computer Associates, Quantum ATL, Overland, Compaq, Fujitsu Siemens, ADIC, VERITAS Legato Sony DTF, StorageTek, APC, Emulex, BMC Software, Plasmon

Attendance is Free of Charge, Pre-registration is required.

Journalists wishing to attend should email info@transom-media.co.uk or visit http://www.think-2002.com

For more information contact Ambrose McNevin 020 8444 7649

Ideal Enterprise Solutions

Ideal Enterprise Solutions is a channel dedicated independently managed division of Ideal Hardware, part of the .5 billion Bell Microproducts storage centric global distribution firm.
Since its inception in October 2001 Ideal Enterprise Solutions has established itself as the enterprise partner for storage technologies. It is totally dedicated to helping partners penetrate the enterprise storage market. With more than 80 dedicated sales and technical staff, Ideal Enterprise Solutions has rapidly expanded its skills base and portfolio of suppliers. Ideal Enterprise Solutions provides a highly focussed and experienced management support and delivery service for enterprise level storage, systems and networking solutions.

Building on Ideal Hardware's partnerships with the world's major IT manufacturers and vendors built up over the last 15 years, Bell Microproducts is now the leading European supplier of storage solutions. Its Enterprise capability in Europe, branded Bell Microproducts Solutions, (and Ideal Enterprise Solutions in the UK), is well placed to consolidate this position and offer true pan-European enterprise storage distribution and support.

As a fully accredited and technically expert storage supplier, Ideal Enterprise Solutions operates under four main sales divisions - HP, EMC, Open Storage Vendors (OSV) and Data Storage Management (DSM).

It also operates the Infrastructure Design Practice: A fully staffed technical services division offering specialist consultancy in the implementation of enterprise storage solutions. The UK channel's only dedicated enterprise storage market maker.

As Ideal Enterprise Solutions holds the widest portfolio of SAN and Fibre Channel technologies in Europe, its dedicated technical team can develop tailored storage configurations to meet an organisation's specific business need. Ideal Enterprise Solutions also has partnerships with the leading enterprise storage manufacturers, including HP, EMC and Computer Associates (Ideal is the only UK provider of CA's entire product portfolio) and the widest portfolio of Open SAN and Fibre Channel manufacturers across Europe.

Safe Harbour

Statements attributed to Ideal Enterprise Solutions contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Although Ideal Enterprise Solutions believes the expectations contained in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. This information may involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in the Company's filings with the relevant regulatory authorities.


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