IDG Launches CIO Magazine In The Netherlands

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the launch of CIO Netherlands, the fourth European title, and the twelfth globally, to join the CIO global product line. As the first publication in The Netherlands to bridge the gap between IT issues and strategic business decisions, CIO will target more than 15,000 local Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other senior level managers within larger organizations and enterprises and its first issue debuts October 10, 2002.


"Inspired by the U.S. CIO flagship publication, CIO Netherlands fills an essential gap in the Dutch reader market," said Raimon Gort, managing director of IDG Netherlands. "The growing importance of IT and IT investments have led to a change in decision making in larger enterprises and CIO delivers the timely information this target audience specifically needs. CIO is not an IT publication for managers, but a management publication about IT."

Led by Editor in Chief Mendel Stecher, this monthly publication will address business management and technology trends that impact top executives in the emerging technology market in The Netherlands. Providing locally produced solutions-oriented content that makes decision-making easier, CIO will focus on the influence technology has on business. The publication will provide critical information on business models, ROI, and IT strategies, to help CIOs and other managers make critical technology and business decisions.

With the tagline "IT Strategy for Managers," CIO Netherlands will have an initial circulation of 15,000, 5,000 of which will be sold on newsstands for € 9,95 per issue or € 115 annually. In addition to receiving the publication, subscribers will have access to congresses, seminars and valuable market research data at special rates. For more information on CIO Netherlands, please contact Raimon Gort at

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 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