IDG Launches InfoWorld In Egypt

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 12, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the launch of Electronica, the Arabic edition of Infoworld. Debuting this week in Egypt, Electronica is a monthly magazine dedicated to delivering in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies. It joins PC World Egypt as IDG's second publication in the country and its thirteenth in the Middle East and Africa.


"The launch of Electronica affirms IDG's commitment to expanding the Computerworld/InfoWorld product line globally," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "With this addition, IDG's product line of newsweeklies for the enterprise now reaches more than 16 million technology leaders in 55 countries around the world."

With an initial qualified controlled circulation of 5,000, Electronica's editorial mission is to provide insight into breaking technology news and vital business solutions through high-profile interviews with regional visionaries, product reviews, and comprehensive coverage of the trends shaping the Egyptian IT landscape. Led by Managing Editor Mirette Mabrouk, Electronica's team is comprised of Editor Radwa Al Shafaie and Manager of Sales and Marketing Shaheer Hosny.

With a heavy emphasis on case studies, and interviews with prominent industry leaders and regional business executives, readers will gain access to the timely, in-depth information they need to make strategic IT business decisions. The first issue includes articles on computer education in Egyptian schools, newly launched websites, recently released products such as digital cameras and laptop computers, and the telecommunications and mobile phone industry. Future issues will include feature articles on best websites, health tips for computer users, and various other how-to stories and tips for IT executives in Egypt.

With the launch of Electronica, the Computerworld/InfoWorld product line is published in 55 countries including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and the United States.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.01 billion, IDG 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 (, a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at


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