IDG Launches tecChannel Compact in Germany

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 14, 2002 – Evolving from the success of its, the German publication and webzine for technically oriented computer professionals, International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced a launch in Germany of tecChannel Compact, a new concept combining a computer specialist book with an information technology magazine. The June 7 debut issue is available on newsstands and online at, and is devoted to covering the topic of Linux professional use in Germany.


tecChannel Compact targets technology-savvy readers, early adopters, and opinion leaders who are seeking extremely in-depth and detailed articles on the issues and trends that IT professionals in Germany face. Led by Editor in Chief Frank Klinkenberg and Publisher Stefan Scherzer, the premier issue includes articles on the developments and trends in hardware and software, the Internet and operating systems, as well as technical background information and product test results compiled from the tecChannel test lab.

"For more than a year, has been the number one special interest site according to the renowned Germany media analyst magazine w&v," said Frank Klinkenberg, editor in chief and associate publisher. "Due to the overwhelming interest in our website, which has climbed steadily since its launch, and the recent launch of our tecChannel magazine, we wanted to extend the tecChannel brand one step further to provide our readers a more technical reference format. Within the framework of IDG's strategy of providing the most targeted information, this new compendium is a systematic addition to our high-quality portfolio of products."

With a circulation of 25,000, the premiere issue of tecChannelCompact has 240 pages and features: references, glossaries, and webcodes and links, which allow readers to type into a special field on the website to download relevant scripts, listings, and tools, or to find out more information on topics related to what they are reading in the publication. The newsstand price per issue is 9,90 euro; the price per issue for online orders is 8,90 euro; and the price per issue for subscribers of the magazine and newsletter is 7,90 euro. For more information on this new product, please contact Editor in Chief Frank Klinkenberg at

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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