Bootstrike.Com tried to handle the demand for pricelists again for IT Show 2009. The site received almost a MILLION hits for the event held on 12 March to 15 March 2009 at Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec City).
During the previous Sitex 2008, the site went down due to high traffic. This time, we took several measures to reduce the bandwidth usage which apparently has paid off:
Despite being able to provide over 390 pricelists, the crowds at Suntec City did not improve. In fact, I would say it was the crowdest ever. Michael Tan from cNet claims this is due to the economic crisis, and I believe he has a very valid point.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Check this blog's post out for worse ones
For the next event, PC Show 2009, Bootstrike.Com will continue to provide pricelists. What's more, we will strive to achieve the following
In case you did not know, most of the pricelists were provided by external parties. Some were sourced myself from the manufacturer's sites. Some were submitted by the vendors themselves. Some were sourced from the various members posting in the VR and HWZ forums.
Once again, I would like to thank the following sites/people for allowing us to host their scans.
Thanks to you all! See you again in PC Show 2009!