Dominance of Networks In 21st Century Highlighted In Network World’s 15th Anniversary Issue

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MARCH 26, 2001 – Network World, the Leader in Network Knowledge, celebrates its 15th anniversary this week with a special issue capturing the power of networks in our society. Commentary about the power of networks and the Internet from celebrities including veteran TV newsman Sam Donaldson, noted lawyer and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, and former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Steve Young demonstrates the broad reach of network technology in the 21st century. For tech-wrecked investors who are on the prowl for new opportunities, the 15th anniversary issue online at offers insightful predictions of important up-and-coming technologies. Network professionals will want to review the article covering rapidly-rising compensation packages, as well as the technical retrospectives, forecasts, and analysis of network technology for which Network World has been known for the past decade and a half.


Highlights of the 15th Anniversary issue include:

· Going Mainstream -Internet and network perspectives from high-profile, noteworthy individuals

· Network Salaries – A "then and now" look at changing compensation packages for network executives and managers

· Pundit Visions – Industry experts gaze in their crystal balls to predict key trends in the future

· Putting it on the Line – A timeline of network developments

· Fifteen datacom products that shook the world – The top network products and technologies of the past 15 years

· Let us not forget the flops – Previously hyped technologies that went bust

· Net know-it-all quiz – Fifteen questions to test your network knowledge

"Between our 10th and 15th anniversaries, the public's understanding of networks has grown tremendously. Our 10th anniversary issue in 1996 was not likely to attract the average consumer. Let's face it, five years ago, the only people focused on networks were those who worked in the industry. But now, with the dominance of the Internet in everyday activities and the interest in investing in technology companies, many of our articles are mandatory reading for anyone who considers themselves tech-savvy," stated John Dix, Editor-in-Chief of Network World.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division 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 (, 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