Launches Comprehensive Online Source for Top Networld + InterOp News

Boston, MA, October 20, 1998- International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information company, announced today that, the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world, has unveiled a new online resource offering 24-hour coverage of Network + InterOp.

"Leveraging’s 240 leading online publications, including among others the CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World brands, we are better positioned than any other online resource to deliver comprehensive networking industry coverage and breaking N+I news," said Laurie Morgan, president "Combining our resources with the Web's flexibility, we can quickly create a resource like this to serve the needs of a show community."

The N+I microsite is the first in a series of initiatives leveraging the vast array of content on the IDG Online Network, and the flexibility of the Web, to serve diverse technology information needs.’s new specialty microsite ( will provide around the clock N+I updates and direct links to’s 240 Web sites. Special features include a Top Stories section, N+I company and product features, "How Tos" and tutorials and links to other N+I-related sites.

About is the IDG Online Network, the world's largest network of technology specific Web sites. Accessible to readers via the Web site, comprises more than 240 IDG Web sites in 55 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World product families. 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. is powered by the world's only global IT news organization which has 2,000 journalists in 75 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

Through its Global Web Advertising Network, provides technology advertisers an easy process for executing campaigns across any combination of IDG Web sites, in multiple regions of the world, providing the broadest reach to the most influential technology buyers on the Web today. IDG's 240 online communities offer the highest degree of targeting, because they attract loyal, engaged IT buyers with well-defined information needs.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people world wide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.05 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 290 computer newspapers and magazines and 700 book titles in 75 countries, led by Computerworld/Infoworld, Macworld,Network World, PC World, Channel World, and the …"For Dummies" global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 225 targeted web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and its research arm, International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries world wide. Company information is available at