I've got a virtual trade show coming up on November 29th . If you've never been to one, its like a webinar on steroids. Click "Read More" to see more information.
This will be my first virtual trade show, so I can't wait to "see you there" on November 29th. (Just like a real trade show, you should register in advance.)
We've virtualized servers, storage, and tape drives, so why not trade shows? I asked my friends over at TechTarget how a virtual trade show is different than a webinar, and it sounds like it's really trying to mirror the trade show experience without having to leave your desk. Here's what they said:
|Live Videocasts and Webcasts with W. Curtis Preston, on how to make backup and recovery more reliable and the hot backup technologies you should be considering|
|Virtual booths from the top storage vendors in the industry where you can have live interaction with reps from backup technology providers and download demos and product information|
||Vendor webcasts where sponsors explain the latest backup technologies and how they can help you solve your backup and recovery challenges|
|Vendor webcasts where sponsors explain the latest backup technologies and how they can help you solve your backup and recovery challenges|
|A live, one hour, Q&A session with W. Curtis Preston, where you get your questions answered and you hear Curtis' responses to the questions posed by your peers|
|And just like a real event, you'll have a chance to win great prize, like the new, hot Apple iPhone or a signed copy of Curtis Preston's new book, "Backup and Recovery". All of this takes place in a slick, easy to navigate interface that provides a virtual seminar experience – right from your desktop!|
So it's like SimCity but with speakers. 😉
Like I said, I'll "see you there!." Click here to register for the virtual trade show .
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.