IDG Appoints Two to Executive Team of ITworld.com

BOSTON, MA — January 7, 2000 — International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media and information services company, has named Mark Williams as the chief operating officer of its branded online recruiting service, ITcareers.com, a division of IDG’s new business unit ITworld.com. Additionally, Rich Mikita has been named ITworld.com’s Vice President of Research and Development. IDG’s ITworld.com is poised to become the most comprehensive, online resource for Enterprise IT professionals, when launched next month.

The appointments of Williams and Mikita are two in the latest round of executive announcements at IDG. Earlier this year, IDG named William Reinstein president and CEO of ITworld.com, responsible for the overall strategic direction and operation of the new Web-based, information network.

"Mark and Rich are seasoned professionals in the Internet arena. Both possess a strong understanding of online markets, a tremendous amount of relevant strategic business experience, and a far-reach vision which will help us to achieve the aggressive goals we have set for the launch of ITworld.com," said Reinstein. "We are very pleased to have Rich and Mark join our team at this exciting time."

Williams comes to IDG with Internet and recruitment experience spanning various international markets. Prior to joining IDG, he led business development and sales for TMP Worldwide, the parent company of Internet jobs portal Monster.com. He also served in a senior business development capacity with e-commerce specialist Mediaplex.

Previously, Williams led a groundbreaking Interactive Development Practice at Austin Knight Advertising, leading the agency to become one of the first in the U.S. to specialize in the creation of Web-based corporate employment sites. He also helped the international recruiting company establish a global Web presence and developed recruiting programs for eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Bay Networks (now Nortel), SAP and PeopleSoft. When Austin Knight was acquired by Monster.com's parent TMP Worldwide, Williams’ responsibilities were expanded to cover national interactive development and general business development.

Williams’ IT recruitment background also includes a position as advertising manger of the Dutch computer newspaper, Computing, and three years’ human resources experience with PA Consulting. He holds a degree from Warwick University in England.

Rich Mikita joins IDG from the Meta Group, where he was Vice President of the Interactive Publications unit. Previously, he led the design and development of market research databases for IDG’s business units. Mikita designed Computerworld's Buyers Database, conceived Computerworld's Market MindShare studies, and led research in IT buyer and brand dynamics. He also directed the development of www.computerworld.com. Prior to his work with Computerworld, he served as Director of Processor Research at International Data Corporation, IDG's market research company.

Mikita began his IT career at ROI, a Wall Street technology consulting firm. He holds a BA from Rutgers University, an MA from Indiana University, and has done post-graduate work at U.C. Berkeley.

ITworld.com

Including seven leading IDG websites and drawing upon IDG’s global editorial team of 2,000 journalists and 400 research analysts, ITworld.com will provide the most complete dimensions of IT content, making it the most trusted problem-solving network for Enterprise IT Professionals. For more information, please see www.itworld.com.

ITworld.com is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer 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 (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com