IDG World Expo Announces Internet Commerce Expo –ICe– `Best of’ Award Winners at San Francisco Conference

SAN FRANCISCO — 10/21/99 — IDG World Expo, the world's leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, today announced the winners of the Internet Commerce Expo (ICe) "Best of" Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony held on the exhibition floor at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Winners were announced in the following categories:

— Information Providers/Integrators – WebVision

— Network Infrastructure – Computer Associates International Inc.

— Service Providers – WareNet

— Web Tools – Digital Bridge

— Electronic Commerce Software & Services – MOAI Technologies

— Internet Security – iPivot

— Honorable Mention for "Best of" award – MapQuest.com

— "Best of" overall show award — Xpedior

"We're honored to award these eight Internet commerce leaders with an ICe "Best of" Award," said Charlie Greco, president of IDG World Expo. "ICe San Francisco has been the launching pad for a number of significant new Internet Commerce-related ventures, products and services. Congratulations to all the winners for being voted as among the best."

About Internet Commerce Expo (ICe)

The ICe conference and exposition will showcase eBusiness applications, tools, solutions and new business requirements. ICe attracts an audience ranging from Fortune 500 executives and senior business managers to system administrators and Webmasters. Internet Commerce Expo, owned and managed by IDG World Expo, is expected to draw thousands of high-level attendees including business professionals and systems administrators. The official conference program sponsor is Scient Corporation. For additional conference information, please call 1-800-667-4423 or visit www.iceexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 700 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net, which comprises more than 240 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit IDG's Web site at www.idg.com.