Computerworld Unveils New, Powerful Online Offering

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – MAY 21, 2001 – IDG’s Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, today announced the launch of Computerworld Executive Suite, an online community providing an exclusive group of IT leaders a forum to exchange ideas and information in a secure, collaborative environment. The creation of the Computerworld Executive Suite is part of Computerworld’s implementation of online initiatives that deliver the best information and resources while building personalized experiences for each customer. The announcement was made at the opening day of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders conference.

 

Much more than just another channel for content delivery, the Computerworld Executive Suite is a fully interactive community where approved members selected from among leading IT decision makers control the content and exchange of ideas. In an effort to combat information overload and save time in the IT decision-making process, the site enables IT leaders to network with peers through the exchange of highly relevant content that changes according to member needs. Related directly to the career experience of members, the content addresses the issues and challenges that affect their careers and their companies’ bottom lines.

"As a leading resource for IT decision makers, Computerworld is dedicated to providing services that extend beyond the delivery of content," said Alan Guibord, president, CEO and publisher of Computerworld. "In a time when so much information is readily available, success is no longer about access to that information, but rather enabling the tools and services that empower IT leaders to cut to the heart of the issues that affect them most. Computerworld Executive Suite is a critical step in giving them that power."

The site is divided into five areas, each an integral part of a secure, trustful environment designed to help IT leaders steer their organizations through the competitive landscape. These areas include the following:

Discussion Center, creates a private, secure and collaborative forum for peers to discuss the topics that affect them every day.

Events Center, provides insight to industry events, including who is attending, to help members meet with peers, competitors and industry leaders.

Features Center, delivers breaking news, case-studies, and interviews with other IT leaders.

Members Center, offers unique perspectives of other IT leaders, in the form of member profiles, ideas, articles and interviews.

QuickPolls Center, allows members to post surveys and get instant feedback from peers on any topic they choose.

"As a member of the Computerworld Executive Suite community, I have access to an unparalleled peer network, many of whom are coping with the same issues and challenges I face," said Robert Schwartz, president of Panasonic Management Information Technology Service Company. "As the IT decision-making process becomes increasingly complex, having the ability to draw on this collective experience and depth of perspective is an invaluable tool."

"It is extremely fitting that we announce the launch of the Computerworld Executive Suite at the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders conference," said Vanessa DiMauro, director of Computerworld Executive Suite. "Just as the conference enables IT leaders to address today’s most challenging issues in a collaborative environment, the Computerworld Executive Suite community allows this rich forum to continue online all throughout the year."

For more information about becoming a member of Computerworld Executive Suite, please go to http://exec.computerworld.com or contact Vanessa DiMauro at 508-820-8110.

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 IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries.

IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.