Interop 2008 is coming this month, from April 27-May 2, and will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

This IT conference is important to you because you will be able to connect with IT leaders to begin to build your integrated IT/physical security platform. Interop is your only opportunity to see all the latest technologies in one place and get the information you need to be an IT security leader.

Innovation is driving a fundamental shift in IT, and leading organizations are leveraging technologies like virtualization, SaaS, mobility and Web 2.0 to cut costs, simplify IT processes and improve business agility.

In addition to an excellent educational program, and the industry’s most comprehensive expo, Interop offers free sessions and events throughout the week. You’ll gain invaluable information to improve your IT strategy the rest of the year.

Take your pick of more than 65 free sessions. Topics range from VoIP, mobility and security to infrastructure, storage, data center and more.

Get insight into challenges and opportunities for information technology. Industry leaders will share their vision at keynote addresses throughout the week.

One of the things that makes Interop unique is the gigantic network that connects every aspect of it – the exhibitors, attendees, conference sessions and more. Tours of the state-of-the-art network, led by Interop volunteers, show you the technology behind it. Take an interactive tour of the InteropNet built for Interop New York 2006.

Check out what’s cooking in the labs. See implementations of new technologies, built by experts in their fields.

Check out our special section on Interop.