IPW 2008 - Sponsors
A-Tono is a leading company in the interactive digital multichannel sector (voice, internet, messaging, TV) in Europe.
We operate at two inter-related but distinct levels: digital relationship marketing solutions for the business sector, on the one hand, and services for the consumer market, on the other.
Dada S.p.A. is an international leader in both Community & Entertainment services for web and mobile, as well as Domain, Hosting & online Advertising services.
Dada is organized around 2 main business units: Dada.net (www.dada.net, community & entertainment services with a strong focus on music) and DadaPro (www.dadapro.com, professional services for online presence & advertising services on the Net).
Dada is listed on the Italian stock market MTA segment STAR (DA.MI) and its shareholders include the management with 12.54% of the share capital and the RCS Group, which holds 48.52%.
Opera is the people! Opera Software is all about the brainpower behind the browsers we develop. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. We have millions of users all over the world, including 45 million cumulative users of our free award-winning browser for mobile phones, Opera Mini. We work with international business partners, such as Google and Adobe for our desktop browser, Sony Ericsson and Motorola for our mobile browser, and many others.
More than 500 people are working for Opera Software. Our headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, and we have 10 other offices worldwide. In a highly international working environment with colleagues of more than 45 different nationalities, the working language is naturally English. If you are passionate about the Web and want an international career that offers you the opportunity to work with the best, make Opera Software your next career choice
pair Networks, a global Web hosting and domain name registration company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, hosts over 190,000 Web sites for businesses, bloggers, artists, musicians, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations from around the world. pair Networks first went online in January 1996 and has experienced strong growth year after year.
pair Networks is well-managed, consistently profitable, and one of the world leaders in its industry. A long-term approach to decision-making and a continual reinvestment of pair Networks' profits assures that pair Networks will be here for many years to come.
Gruppo Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.a. is a telecom operator, active in the sectors of land-line phones, mobile phones, and Internet services.
Born in 1997, Wind soon became the third cellular phone operator in Italy and second in land-line telephony. It is also the first italian Internet portal by number of visitors, and one of the main italian ISPs.
Attention to the exigencies of all stakeholders, and the reasoned approach to technology, aimed at providing real added value to customers, are the foundations of the company strategy, which produces an economically and socially responsible management.
Striving for excellence, going beyond the existing, and ethical business practices, are tomorrow's challenges that Wind is already meeting, to contribute to the growth of value in the world of telecommunications.
ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions, and business solutions for dynamic languages. ActiveState solves complex problems and produces cool and useful applications that help people live more productive and enjoyable lives.
Linux&C. was the first Italian Linux magazine. Since its birth in 1999, Linux&C. have been a market leader, due to the quality and depth of its articles, provided by important members of the Italian and international Open Source community.
The articles, whose topics vary from desktop to programming, from system administration to databases, and the sections reporting news about the Open Source world, about security, software, the Linux kernel and Linux for business, have allowed Linux&C. to become a point of reference not just for technicians and enthusiasts, but also for managers and companies interested in bleeding edge news from the Open Source world.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazine, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its Make magazine, O'Reilly continues to concoct new ways to connect people with the information they need. O'Reilly conferences and summits bring alpha geeks and forward-thinking business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. Long the information source of choice for technologists, the company now also delivers the knowledge of expert early adopters to everyday computer users. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.
Seeweb, since 1998, offers Hosting, Housing, Colocation and Content Delivery. In its two locations, the original one in Frosinone and the new one in Milan, both sporting a carrier-class Datacenter, Seeweb hosts more than 80.000 internet sites, including several high-profile ones. Seeweb has been included multiple times among the most reliable hosting companies in the world, according to the Netcraft analisys.
Smart Open Software Srl (SOS) is a small software firm located in Rome, Italy. We are committed to building the best software products possible (mainly web-based), using solely open standards and technologies.
Our flagship product is an innovative web-based data-mining and DSS software, mainly targeted at the health-care and the banking sectors.
We have been in business since 2003.
Apress Inc., based in Berkeley, California, is the fastest-growing publisher of technical books in the world today. It is dedicated to meeting the needs of IT professionals, from novice to expert. Apress is devoted to publishing titles of the highest quality and has compiled a team of authors that is a "Who's Who" of the high-tech industry.
No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment, with a focus on open source/Linux, security, hacking, programming, and alternative operating systems. Our titles have personality and attitude, our authors are passionate about their subjects, and we put considerable time and attention into every book that bears our name.
No Starch Press seeks to make computing accessible to a broad audience of technophiles and novices alike, and our loyal readers appreciate our unique points of view, our straightforward presentation, and our fearless approach to the complex world of technology. No Starch Press books have been included in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Annual and STEP inside 100 competition, and have won the Ippy Award from Independent Publisher magazine.
Sytel Reply is a leading Consultancy, Systems Integration, Application Management and Business Process Outsourcing company, specialized in the creation and implementation of solutions based on new communication networks and digital media.
Reply’s offer is aimed at fostering the success of its customers through the introduction of innovation along the whole economic digital chain, thanks to its knowledge of specific solutions and a consolidated experience addressing the main core issues of the various industrial sectors.
The Pragmatic Bookshelf features books written by developers for developers. The titles continue the well-known Pragmatic Programmer style, and continue to garner awards and rave reviews. As development gets more and more difficult, the Pragmatic Programmers will be there with more titles and products to help programmers stay on top of their game.
Italpro is a small software house located in Maniago, PN. Its core business is the development of web application, the configuration of Linux servers and the supply of high-quality hosting services.
Italpro has been developing web-related software since its foundation, in 1996.
Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike. Packt's books and publications share the experiences of fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Their solutions-based books give readers the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies they're using to get the job done.
Packt believes in Open Source. When they sell a book written on an Open Source project, they pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of their open source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to that open source project.