Notes on Exhibitors
at Exchange Connections Conference. There were
46 exhibitors at the show; 80% had messaging products that related to Exchange.
The rest were Windows-oriented, such as general-purpose backup tools or desktop
The largest clump of Exchange-related vendors offered
high availability solutions for Exchange. A lot of ventures have come into being
recently in that field. After that, the largest clusterings had to do with spam
control and email archiving.
Most vendors seemed happy with the traffic.
Most had 10' by 10' booths. All smaller vendors had senior staff there; of the
larger vendors, half had senior product management present, half had just field
Exhibition hours were open only sporadically. But vendors
were happy with that. It gave them free time, and the show organizers had arranged
the event so that conference attendees found it natural to visit the exhibition
floor ... David