IDG Launches Network World in Japan

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 18, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced the launch of Network World in Japan. As the leading source of information for networking strategy, technology and products, this monthly publication will provide readers with the most comprehensive networking and information technology news and trends, and in-depth analysis on the design and integration of network infrastructures, applications and communication systems. The June debut issue will address many challenges related to networking in Japan and will provide tips and case studies on how to overcome them.


Led by seasoned Editor in Chief Satoshi Yoshida, Network World targets technology-savvy readers of all levels, from the IT professional and corporate decision-maker, to the early-adopter. The premier issue will feature articles such as: "Designing and Building the Broadband Ethernet & IP-VPN," "Testing the Wireless LAN: the Thoughtful Examination of 802.11a," and "The Large Size of Voice & Data Integrated Systems Underlining 2002 FIFA™ World Cup." In conjunction with the magazine's launch, Network World will also roll out a companion web site, and will participate in the Network+Interop 2002 Tokyo in early July.

"With IT and network spending in Japan predicted to reach 7.9 trillion yen by 2005 according to IDC, Network World is well positioned to become an indispensable resource for IT professionals looking for networking information needed to make decisions that improve efficiency and increase profit levels," said Publisher Naohito Kato.

With a projected circulation of 40,000, Network World's monthly features include employment management tips for network professionals, wireless LAN introduction, troubleshooting tips, security measures and case studies focused on introducing a network system at small and large corporations. The publication's much-anticipated test center section will be devoted to covering performance comparisons of various networking products and services. Additionally, Network World will highlight key industry professionals sharing their views and advice on critical network challenges.

According to a recent IDC report, Japan has surpassed the United States as the world's dominant information economy, with more than 47.8 percent of its population now connected to the Internet. With the introduction of Network World, IDG solidifies its position as the leading provider of technology resources for this growing market. With seven publications and web sites, more than fifty journalists and numerous conferences and events in Japan, IDG touts a growing portfolio of trusted information resources designed specifically for the Japanese IT community. Network World joins an established cadre of IDG publications in Japan, including CIO, Java World, Sun World, LinuxWorld, Windows2000 World, Enterprise Servers World and Computer Graphics World.

About 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


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