Computerworld and InfoWorld Launch Digital Media Services Under Eric Lundquist
FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 17, 2008 – Matt Sweeney, CEO and president of IDG's Computerworld and InfoWorld brands, announced today the appointment of Eric Lundquist to the newly created position of Content Director, New Media Products. A well-respected industry veteran, Lundquist comes to IDG from Ziff Davis where he was editor-in-chief of eWeek for over a decade and most recently served as editor-at-large for CIO Insight. Lundquist has appeared regularly as a technology commentator on CNN and CBS Marketwatch and has won numerous journalism awards including Neal Awards, Computer Press Association awards and New England Press Association awards.
In this new role, Lundquist will work with IDG media teams to create new focused content sites that deliver information about specific, timely business technology topics and ideas. Lundquist will contribute his own personal commentary and analysis to these initiatives. These sites will benefit the IT community by aggregating need-to-know news, information, and analysis around the most pertinent business technology issues of the day.
"In the past year, Computerworld and InfoWorld have been able to successfully launch new media sites such as ITworld and Industry Standard using small engaged media teams from within our business units," said Sweeney. "Based on the success of these launches, we see a great opportunity to develop a host of new focused content sites that fill a void in the industry on certain topics. There's no one better suited to lead this effort than Eric Lundquist."
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor-in-chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
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