IDG.net Is 24-Hour Source For Top Comdex News

BOSTON, Nov. 18 — International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading information technology (IT) media, research and exposition company announced today that IDG.net, its gateway site to the IDG Online Network, the largest network of technology specific sites around world, is offering special, around the clock show coverage of Comdex '97 for Internet users worldwide (http://www.idg.net/comdex).

"IDG's Web publications include the world's leading online brands such as Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World," commented IDG.net publisher Laurie Morgan. "IDG.net's Show Special, therefore, is able to provide the Internet's one-stop source for breaking news and information on Comdex '97."

IDG.net reached a milestone earlier today, announcing that the online network now provides quick access to more than 200 IDG Web publications worldwide, providing trusted, branded content for IT decision makers. IDG.net offers advanced features including a Personal Page with six personal channel options for customization of news retrieval, global IT news from around the world available in multiple languages, and smart search capability searchable by region — North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia — or the entire network of 200 IDG sites.

Internet users who want up-to-the-minute Comdex news should bookmark the page http://www.idg.net/comdex. For more information contact Heidi Creighton at 617-534-1237 or email Heidi_Creighton@idg.com.

About IDG.net

IDG.net (http://www.idg.net) is the gateway site to the IDG Online Network, the largest network of technology specific sites around world. IDG.net comprises more than 200 IDG Web sites in 52 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World product families. IDG.net serves the needs of technology decision-makers across the globe by providing local content, personalization, search, product information and up- to-the-hour technology news and analysis, supported by the world's only global IT news organization — 2,000 journalists in 75 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $1.7 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 285 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and …For Dummies 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 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions in 35 countries and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.