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For Immediate Release 

Susan Barich
Silicon Valley World Internet Center



Challenge-the-Experts Panel at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center Investigates the Integration and Challenges of
Legacy Systems.

Palo Alto, CA—October 26, 2000 -- The Silicon Valley World Internet Center ( hosts a "Challenge-the-Experts" Panel on MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 on the issues and challenges of legacy systems, featuring experts Mark Cathcart, Technology Strategist, Corporate Technology Marketing, IBM Corporation and Ray Paquette, Chief Technology Officer, Coopetition, Inc. & Ensemble Systems. Colin Wiel, Co-Founder and Chairman of Milo, will moderate the Panel and the interactive discussion with the audience participants.

Your company's legacy system has served you well. However, it is time to move on. But, what is the state of your legacy system? If it is well known, clearly documented, supported by knowledgeable people, and functioning perfectly within your business, you want to integrate it into productive functions within your company. How does an organization go about doing this? What are the issues and challenges?

Human capital has also become an issue. In many, but not all cases, large enterprise organizations have moved to the New Economy using new skills, new tools, and new people. In the first phase of web applications this development was useful -- even beneficial. It allowed organizations to quickly build local web logic. However, in many organizations the growth of separate web developers has been divisive, caused problems, and not made the most of the intellectual capital already available in back-end systems and programmers.

These and other issues will be discussed. Come and interact with -- and challenge -- the people who have suffered and learned! The programs at the Center are built upon an interactive knowledge exchange between the panelists and the audience participants.

This Panel will take place at the Center. There's no fee to attend and is open to the public. Registration not necessary but suggested.

To register, please send name, title, company, email, and telephone number to:

Sara K. Dean
Program Manager
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
Tel: 650.462.9800

For further information and directions to the Center refer to:


The Center, a dynamic think tank, showcase and collaboration facility for the advancement of eMarkets and Internet-related technologies, is currently sponsored by key companies in the Internet revolution: Amdocs, Inc., Deutsche Telekom, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Metiom, SAP, and Sun Microsystems.