AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30, 1999 — Microsoft Corp., along with co-sponsors Dell Computer Corp. and AV Labs, today announced a free public seminar focused on creating Internet start-ups and putting existing businesses online. The event will provide practical business and technology advice for starting and operating a successful online company. The Business Internet seminar is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
“Microsoft and its co-sponsors have carefully structured what we believe is one of the most comprehensive one-day e-business programs currently offered, bringing in technology experts, venture capitalists, legal experts and representatives from several successful e-commerce businesses to provide practical insight into launching a Web business operation in this rapidly growing industry,”
said Mohammed Kateeb, general manager of Microsoft’s Gulf Coast District.
“With competition among dot-com companies becoming more fierce every day, it’s imperative that new Internet start-ups have the right tools and knowledge to succeed and be profitable.”
“With the Business Internet seminar, Microsoft and its co-sponsors have shown a commitment to developing e-commerce in Texas,”
said Gary Thompson, executive director of Texas eComm, a trade association and statewide industry catalyst representing Texas e-commerce and e-business industries.
“Not only will this event be educational and beneficial for the start-up community in Austin, but it also will help spur further growth in this exciting industry.”
With a focus on technology, management and business planning, the Business Internet seminar will feature special presentations by Bob McDowell, vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise Business Relationships division; John Zoglin, director of online technology for Dell; and Rob Adams, managing director of AV Labs.
In addition, the seminar will offer breakout sessions on specific e-commerce topics, such as application hosting, data center integration, security, scalable Web architectures, user interface design, Web site marketing and promotion, automated payment systems, customer management systems, as well as legal issues specific to start-ups and new online business ventures.
At the conclusion of the daylong seminar, participants will have the opportunity to enter a special drawing for more than $30,000 worth of Microsoft® and Dell products* to be given away.
Attendance will be limited. Registration information can be found at Microsoft’s events Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/events/ , or by calling (877) 673-8368 and referencing event #28489.
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