IDG.net Launches Four New Technology Channels: Electronic Commerce, Year 2000 Issues, Intranets/Networking, And Enterprise World

BOSTON, Nov. 19 — IDG.net, the gateway site to IDG's online network of 200 Web sites worldwide, the largest network of technology specific sites around world, today announced the introduction of four new content channels: Electronic Commerce, Year 2000 Issues, Intranets/Networking, and Enterprise World. These new channels — serving technology professionals — are delivered to users through IDG.net's unique "Personal Page."

"These new technology channels provide comprehensive coverage of four key areas which are of intense interest to our readers. Drawing upon 200 IDG Web sites and the resources of our newswire, The IDG News Service, the new content areas will provide the deepest, richest, and most up-to-date look at these critical subject areas," said Mark Cappel, editor-in-chief of IDG.net.

The new channels will feature the most topical and current content on their subjects, culled continuously from IDG sites such as InfoWorld Electric, @Computerworld, Network World Fusion, CIO Online, and PC World Online. These latest technology channels bring the total to 19 available IDG.net personal channels, including Mac Focus, Careers & Management, Personalized News, and Home & Family Computing.

IDG.net's newest technology channels are accessible to IDG.net users through the site's unique "Personal Page." Users may add these channels to their choice of up to six personal content areas on the site — saving time by providing quick access to areas of special interest such as electronic commerce and Year 2000 issues.IDG.net's Personal Page is one of four key, time-saving services offered by IDG.net:

Personal Page — allows users to select six channels of interest, and modify the selections at any time;

Smart Search — a search engine designed to make finding technology information on a specific topic easier;

Learn About Products — a tool that puts reviews, news and case studies of any product category just one click away;

Global IT News — the Web's most comprehensive source of technology news, organized for easy access by region.

"IDG.net's objective is to put technology information into the hands of those who need it as quickly as possible," said Laurie Morgan, publisher of IDG.net. "IDG.net's personal channel set is expanding to ensure we drill down in the areas most useful to busy decision-makers. Personalization, editorial expertise, and technology combine to bring each user the content most relevant from our vast network of news and information."

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