IDG Chooses Wysdom’s Wireless Platform To Deliver Up-To-The Minute Technology News

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 16, 2001- In another step aimed at reaching broad wireless audiences with award-winning technology industry coverage, International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media and information services company, today announced it has teamed up with wireless software and infrastructure company Wysdom Inc. With this alliance, any of IDG’s 270 websites can choose the Wysdom platform for delivery of online content to virtually any wireless device. Additionally, IDG has been chosen as the exclusive IT content provider to Wysdom’s Mobyle Application Platform (MAP) as implemented through web2mobile (www.web2mobile.com).

 

MAP is Wysdom’s core proprietary technology containing all the key functionality required to deliver reliable mobile solutions. MAP interacts with enterprise systems and data sources, adding wireless logic to meet specific customer requirements, before sending the information to devices throughout the world.

Through Wysdom’s platform architecture and wireless expertise, IDG publications can outsource their wireless content delivery initiatives, enabling them to attract new readers, enhance brand image, and report on breaking technology industry news. Readers using wireless devices, including WAP-enabled phones, portable PCs, pagers and digital phones, will benefit by being able to get live feeds 24-hours a day on breaking technology news from their favorite IDG publication. Computerworld, Network World and ITworld.com will be the first IDG properties to make their content available over the Wysdom wireless network.

"Wysdom’s commitment to innovation and delivery of advanced wireless solutions is an asset to our ongoing efforts to tap emerging technologies that provide superior value to our expanding global reader base," said Jeff Julian, IDG.net president and publisher "We understand that many of our readers rely on being able to get access to breaking news – no matter if they are at their desk, or traveling around the world. Teaming up with Wysdom enables us to reach even our most remote technology professionals."

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO, and For Dummies® global product lines. IDG 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 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

About Wysdom Inc.

Wysdom is a wireless software and infrastructure company that enables its customers to offer comprehensive, user-centric mobile products and services. Wysdom licenses its Mobyle Application Platform™ to enterprises, e-businesses and carriers allowing them to deploy applications that empower users to manage information, commerce and communications on any device. Founded in 1999, Wysdom employs more than 250 wireless experts in San Jose, Boston, London, Montreal and Toronto. For more information, please visit http://www.wysdom.com.

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