CHICAGO, July 28, 2010 - More than 30 sessions from SHARE in Boston, August 1-5 will be available virtually to SHARE members who cannot make the trip.

“In today’s tight economic conditions, we realize that many of our SHARE members may be precluded from attending the conference in person because of corporate belt-tightening,” said Al Williams, President of SHARE. “SHARE Online from Boston is a convenient, virtual venue that offers our members access to quality technical content from SHARE in Boston at manageable costs - all without leaving their desks.”

The virtual interaction with a wide range of subject matter experts will provide remote participants with access to the latest enterprise IT best practices. Remote subscribers will have access to two tracks over four days that will be streamed concurrently throughout the conference. The program includes:

. Keynote by Jeff Jonas, IBM Chief Scientist - Macro Trends and What To Do About It
. Keynote by Karl Freund, IBM Vice President of System z Marketing and Strategy - More Power to System z (highlighting the launch of the zEnterprise System)
. System z updates
. Breakout sessions on Linux, cloud computing, enterprise virtualization, network security, service oriented architecture (SOA), and enterprise architecture

Archived, on-demand access to recorded proceedings will also be available to subscribers for six months following the event. The virtual pass is $490 and SHARE members can register for the pass at the SHARE online store.

SHARE conferences provide enterprise IT professionals with the latest information and newest innovations in the marketplace. SHARE in Boston attendees at the Hynes Convention Center will meet enterprise IT experts, learn about the latest developments and solutions in the industry, and build relationships with peers experiencing similar challenges. Many of the more than 600 technical sessions are focused on the 2010 conference themes, Enterprise Virtualization, Cloud Computing and IT & the Bottom Line.

For more information on SHARE in Boston, visit

SHARE is an independent, volunteer-run association providing IBM customers with user-focused education, professional networking and a forum to influence the information technology industry. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities. SHARE currently counts more than 2,100 organizations among its active member ranks.

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