Computerworld Honored With Two min’s Magazine Best of the Web Awards
FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 4, 2007 – Computerworld, ( www.computerworld.com ), the Voice of IT Management, won a min's Best of the Web Award in the Microsite/Customized Web site category and the Special Online Coverage category. min's Best of the Web Awards is the industry's top honor in the digital space, recognizing outstanding Web sites and digital initiatives among consumer and b2b magazines. Computerworld was the only high tech media company to win an award of any kind in this year's competition.
In the Microsite/Customized Web site category, Computerworld.com's turnkey Zones program was honored for its unique approach of creating custom sponsored sections within the structure of the Computerworld.com site. Sponsors of Zones have the ability to present their white papers, case studies, webcasts, and other relevant content on a topic alongside Computerworld's coverage of the topic. This gives visitors one place to find all that they need on a subject.
"Computerworld.com's IT audience has made it very clear to us that in addition to resources from Computerworld, they look for information from the IT vendors themselves," said Matt Sweeney, president, publisher and CEO of Computerworld. "Our Zones have served our visitors needs by aggregating Computerworld and sponsor content on a topic in one section. We are honored that min's magazine recognized the Zones program as the best model for custom Web sites in the industry."
In the Special Online Coverage category, Computerworld won for its election year coverage of electronic voting. The coverage included a state-by-state map of U.S. voting districts, the responsible vendors, the local legislative mandates with an index of reported e-voting problems, along with links to government agencies and watchdog groups covering the process. The site also included a glossary aimed at newcomers making the content accessible to a broader range of non-technical visitors. According to min's, this went above and beyond b2b by putting the unique resources and detailed knowledge of an IT-specific Web site at the service of the general public.
"Computerworld prides itself on giving our visitors an inside look at how technology is being used within organizations, including government agencies," said Don Tennant, vice president and editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "This particular story got a lot of attention because it was on a topic that not only had relevance to IT executives, but also to the general public."
The winning article titled "E-voting state by state: What you need to know" can be found at: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do(TM)command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9004591
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site ( www.computerworld.com ), 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). Computerworld leads the industry with a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006) and an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).
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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.
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