Westcon Group’s Marcelo Schnettler to Present at Microsoft SOA & Business Practice Conference

Tarrytown, NY, October 29, 2007 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that its director of eBusiness will be presenting at the 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference, being held between October 29th and November 2nd at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. Marcelo Schnettler, Westcon’s director of eBusiness, will present on the benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture to a distinguished group of executive managers, project managers, and IT/technical decision makers.

SOA & Business Process issues reach across the entire organization from developer’s services enabling existing investments, to architects recommending IT standards, and to business analysts optimizing processes and business owners investing in their IT portfolios. The Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will provide guidance across this spectrum through tracks focused on Solution Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture and Business Value.

Specific tracks on the agenda for the four-day event include tools, solution architecture, infrastructure architecture and business value. Schnettler will discuss how Westcon Group works with certified Microsoft partners, as well as in-house and offshore developers to achieve Westcon’s multi-national IT goals. He will also speak about choosing the right tools and best practices for navigating technology investments as it relates to developing an SOA roadmap.

Other speakers on the agenda include executives from Accenture, Microsoft, EMC, Chevron Global Refining and a host of other companies and organizations including University of California at Berkeley. For more information on the conference, please visit  

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit  

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