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SNIA's FCIP Group Debuts: Page 2 of 2

The question remains, however, just how serious a force SNIA
really is. There are signs that it may not be much more than a way for
members to get their names on a few press releases for $7,000 to $35,000
annual membership dues. A visit to the group's Website doesn't produce
the FCIP white paper promised in the press release -- although the FCIP
group chair, Marc Oswald of Brocade Communications Systems
(Nasdaq: BRCD), was able to send one to us via email.

Indeed, the Website is a mess. Besides being tough to navigate, it
produces little substance. The page devoted to the IP Storage Work
Group (see
is riddled with "text coming soon" notes -- and nothing else.

-- Mary Jander, Senior Editor, Light Reading