SOURCE: CM Crossroads

July 26, 2005 16:57 ET

ALM Expo 2005 Grows to Two Days and Extends the Reach of the First Global Developers Conference

Concerns Over Travel and Security Increase the Demands for Online Conference

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- CM Crossroads LLC, publisher of the Configuration Management Journal and host of cmcrossroads.com, the largest developer community for application lifecycle management, announced today that it has added a second live day to its online Application Lifecycle Management Conference and Exposition. In response to growing interest from speakers, attendees and event sponsors, ALM Expo 2005 will now take place over two days, September 14th and 15th. Registration and information is available online at - www.almexpo.com

With growing concerns over security, travel and budgets, IT professionals and software vendors alike are looking to online technologies to provide high quality and information and interactivity. Recent events have caused many to cancel their plans to travel to other events, but the demand for conference participation still remains. ALM Expo 2005 will provide a unique environment in which attendees may participate in both live and on-demand conference sessions from anywhere in the world. An equally unique and highly interactive exhibit hall allows attendees to review product information, watch demonstrations or chat live with sponsoring vendors without having to wander the aisles of a vast conference hall.

Unlike traditional, in-person events, ALM Expo attendees will not have to rush from session to session or make a choice between interesting presentations and exhibits. After the two-day live event, all conference materials including: complete recordings of every session, presentation materials, and the exhibit hall, will remain online for at least 6 months. New and returning visitors may review or replay sessions at their leisure 24 hours a day. Also unlike most in-person events, ALM Expo is completely free to attend.

A keynote presentation will be delivered by Liz Barnett, VP of Forrester Research. Companies participating as co-sponsors in this inaugural conference include: Gold Sponsors, CollabNet, Computer Associates, Telelogic and VA Software, and Silver Sponsors, AccuRev, BuildForge, Codefast, Electric Cloud and MKS. Those interested in more information should contact CM Crossroads by email at info@almexpo.com or online at http://www.almexpo.com

About CM Crossroads LLC

CM Crossroads is the publisher of the Configuration Management Journal and host of the world's largest developer community and resource center for application lifecycle management. CM Crossroads hosts a wide variety of services and collaboration resources for the development community, including discussion forums, newsletters, interactive webcasts and an extensive library of user contributed resources. For more information about CM Crossroads or ALM Expo 2005. -- Tel: +1 (805) 683-1200 -- http://www.cmcrossroads.com

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