IDG Japan Launches Two New Publications

BOSTON–May 25, 2000–International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information services company, today announced the launch of CIO magazine and Windows 2000 World in Japan. With these established global brands and focused editorial targeting Japan's growing IT market, IDG provides senior technology executives with access to the most timely, influential data and information available in the world. IDG Japan now publishes a total of five monthly publications including Back Office World, Java World and SunWorld.

"According to IDC, the Japanese IT market has a long history of rapidly adopting new technology, and remains the single largest technology market outside the U.S.," said Setsuro Tamai, president, IDG Japan. "The launch of these two publications effectively addresses Windows 2000 deployment trends as well as broad corporate IT strategy and real-world case studies."

CIO debuted in 1987 in the U.S., and today provides CIOs and other senior business executives around the world with a better understanding of the role IT plays in driving and achieving corporate computing and infrastructure goals. CIO Japan was launched in conjunction with a CIO Executive Seminar on May 19 at Tokyo Inter-City.

The premiere CIO Japan issue features interviews with high-profile CIOs both in Japan and abroad, user case studies and industry trend analysis from leading consultants and advisory board members. Major advertisers include IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP, SAP and SAS. CIO Japan's projected controlled circulation is approximately 15,000.

Windows 2000 World is a "how to" magazine targeting PC users who are looking for insight and guidance on upgrading and using Windows 2000. Windows 2000 World also features technical and management stories for developers and IS managers. Major advertisers include Microsoft, Fujitsu, NEC and Hitachi. Windows 2000 World's circulation is 40,000.

IDG entered the Japanese market in 1972 and experienced strong, continued growth across all its product lines. IDG Japan produces successful trade shows including LinuxWorld and Macworld Expo/Tokyo. Online, IDG Japan has shown tremendous growth with the success of PC World Online and JobWorld, a leading IT recruitment site.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more than 100 million people worldwide about information technology, more than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.56 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. 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, Channel World and For Dummies(R) global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://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 in 35 countries, and research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is

available at http://www.idg.com.