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COMDEX is Back - Virtually

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COMDEX is Back - Virtually

COMDEX, once one of the hottest trade shows in the business, is relaunching - as a virtual event. 

Taking place in November 16 and 17, the show will focus on its roots as a computer dealer's exhibition, presenting tech companies and industries. 

UBM CEO David Levin says the virtual COMDEX is serving its core customers, the IT channel, value-added resellers, ISVs and distributors.

This year's theme is "New Business Solutions: Embracing Disruptive Technologies & Changing Delivery Models." The event presents 12 content tracks addressing the most Read more...

CeBIT 2010: Last Man Standing

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CeBIT 2010: Last Man Standing

The end of the long walkway from train station to CeBIT entrance...and a long way to still go to Hall 14...

Heinz Nixdorf died on the fairgrounds at CeBIT. That thought keeps coming back to me. And he probably had minions to carry his bags.

It's 8pm on the evening before CeBIT 2010 officially opens and I am exhausted from laboriously dragging my too-many bags from the train station at Hannover-Laatzen across the people-mover bridge to the Hannover fairgrounds.

All the important folks are in warm seats at the Opening Ceremony but I am late, cold and walking into the show. The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, is on stage tonight which tells you how important the CeBIT show is in Germany.

I descend from the covered people-mover that arches high over the flat landscape, wondering if my final distance will be 2km or 4 km by the time I reach my Hall. CeBIT takes the measure of a man.

Outdoors now, the cold hits me. It's a penetrating Northern cold...the type that bites your nose instead of nibbling your ears.


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