Storage 'boom' headlines Munich conference on 30 October

9 October 2002 -- Storage vendors show no signs of slowing down or limiting their innovation despite the current period of buyer uncertainty, according to market analyst IDC, London.

Oct 9th, 2002

9 October 2002 -- Storage vendors show no signs of slowing down or limiting their innovation despite the current period of buyer uncertainty, according to market analyst IDC, London.

At the same time, the underlying case for consolidation is paradoxically contrasted by the vibrant activity by venture capital into storage startups. On the demand side end-users continue to predict double-digit annual capacity growth, while spending is clearly down. So how will the markets develop in the short term and what are the prospects for the long term?

These subjects and more will be discussed in depth at the forthcoming European StorageVision event which takes place on Wednesday October 30, 2002 at the Kempinski Hotel Airport, Munich, Germany.

European StorageVision 2002 provides suppliers and channel partners with a focused event specifically designed for the storage industry and is the source of quantitative as well as qualitative analysis from IDC's many technology and market practices. Delegates will discover how they can target resources effectively in the difficult economic climate.

Key Topics at StorageVision 2002 include:
- Changing data dimensions: an opportunity for storage solution suppliers
- Storage in a networked world: assessing end-user attitude shifts in an
uncertain economy
- Fundamental shifts in the disk drive industry
- Putting the customer in control with adaptive storage infrastructure
- Storage services: challenges and opportunities
- Storage opportunities for telecom service providers
- Optical Illusions - do the latest DVD multi drives spell the end of the standards battle?
- Consumer devices and HDDs: The serious business of games and gadgets

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