Computerworld Executive Suite Membership Hits 1,500; Exclusive Online Community Delivers High Value to CIOs and Senior IT Execs

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 27, 2001 – IDG's Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, today announced that Computerworld Executive Suite, a private online community for CIO and senior IT executives, has reached 1,500 members in the three months since its inception. Computerworld community editors predict that membership will double by the end of 2001.

 

Executive Suite provides the resources IT-decision makers need to engage in secure, high-level discussions, exchange best practices and winning strategies, and control and contribute to site content. Since launching in May 2001, Executive Suite has hosted hundreds of private peer-to-peer interactions among leading corporate IT professionals.

"I have found the Executive Suite to be one of the most useful means of rapid exchange among my peers," said Joe Puglisi, CIO of EMCOR Group, Inc. "While one could certainly make phone calls or send emails, there is no other forum as efficient for virtual discussions. In the short time that Executive Suite has been around it has become my number one choice of places to visit when I want to find answers. No other means of communication offers the opportunity to `chat' with as many top-level IT managers as this single space."

In addition to Executive Suite, Computerworld's four online communities, which provide information and resources specific to e-commerce, operating systems, security, and wireless have experienced rapid membership growth. The communities, launched one year ago, now reach more than 3,500 registered members, attracted more than 630,000 page views in the past quarter, and showed a 20 percent growth rate this summer. These communities allow members and guests access to topical discussions, quick polls, and in-depth feature articles on a variety of technology and management topics.

"Today's IT leader really needs immediate access to resources that cut through the information overload," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. "By creating online forums where our users can instantly access content on a specific issue or topic, Computerworld's online communities, Knowledge Centers, and Executive Suite provide an unparalleled resource for information gathering and peer interaction."

To learn more about Computerworld's available online resources, please go to www.computerworld.com.

About Computerworld

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 250,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 935,200, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.7.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at www.computerworld.com.

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide.

Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.