BW: IT and Finance Professionals, and Software Developers Comprise 70%…Audience for…LinuxWorld

“IDG World Expo today announced preliminary registration
demographics for the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference and Expo to be
held in New York City, New York, February 1 – 4, 2000 at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center. Information Technology and financial
managers comprise 30 percent of the registrations and 40 percent
are devoted to software and systems development. All 50 states and
23 countries will be represented in New York including Japan,
Israel, India and Venezuela. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is
the premiere event for supporters, investors and enthusiasts of the
Linux operating system.”

Wall Street’s strong interest in the Linux community is
reflected in the demographics we are seeing for the New York
event,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World
“Bringing LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to the
financial capital of the world provides investors with an
opportunity to take a closer look at this booming industry. The
strong presence of software developers and IT management supports
the trend of companies adopting Linux as their operating system of

“To date, thousands of professionals have registered to attend
the first East Coast LinuxWorld Conference and Expo stating strong
interest in Internet/Intranet products, followed by Web
server/management products and communications/networking products.
The average annual IT/MIS budget of attending companies is over a
half-million dollars – 16 percent with annual budgets of over $5

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