Computerworld Wins Folio Magazine’s Gold EDDIE Award For Best Technology/Computing Magazine

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 24, 2006 – Computerworld, the nation's most widely-read enterprise IT publication, has been awarded Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Winners of 11th annual EDDIE Awards for editorial excellence were announced at a gathering of nearly 350 magazine professionals on October 21, 2006 in New York City.

Folio Magazine's awards recognize the commitment, dedication and expertise of magazine editors and designers throughout the U.S. This is the first time that Computerworld, the most widely-read enterprise IT publication in the US according to IntelliQuest, has been honored with an EDDIE award.

The EDDIE awards are open to consumer, business-to-business, association and online magazines. The criteria for the EDDIE awards are unique in that publications are evaluated against their own mission statements. According to Folio, "Entrants are judged on how well they fulfill their mission statements, the quality of their content and how the overall design and production supports their mission."

Computerworld's mission statement addresses the publication's commitment to fulfilling its role as the "voice of IT management":

Computerworld ( ) is the leading weekly

newspaper for information technology managers and professionals.

As the "Voice of IT Management," we cover breaking IT news and

provide analysis and perspective about technology management,

business impact and career issues.

Computerworld's print publication has a circulation of 180,050

subscribers and is read by more senior-level managers than any of

the other three IT newsweeklies. Our website draws more than 1.4

million unique visitors each month.

Computerworld is targeted at senior IT management — the key

executives making technology decisions at Fortune 1000

organizations. Our readers lead the early adopters in companies

with substantial corporate IT budgets, and are often the final

signature on major expenditures in technology.

Computerworld Editor in Chief Don Tennant, who accepted the EDDIE Award on behalf of Computerworld, said the mission statement serves as a guiding force for Computerworld and

"Computerworld's goal is to provide information technology managers with a skeptical, real-world view of technology developments, as well as unique information that's useful in their jobs," said Tennant. "We take our mission seriously at Computerworld, and we view this EDDIE Award as proof-positive that our unique approach to news coverage and analysis enables us to fulfill this mission."

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research, form the hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at .

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including Storage Networking World(R), Premier 100(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .