IDG’s CIO Magazine Names Gary Beach Publisher

October 9, 1997–Framingham MA–IDG's CIO Communications Inc., the global

resource for CIOs, IT and business executives, today announced the appointment

of Gary Beach to publisher of CIO, the leading IT management magazine. In his

role as publisher, Mr. Beach will focus on creating new business opportunities

for the publication and related businesses.

"CIO Communications has just completed its first decade of publishing with

a record-breaking 10th anniversary issue," said Joseph L. Levy, president, CEO

and group publisher of CIO Communications. "With Gary's IT publishing expertise

and vast industry knowledge, CIO magazine is positioned to continue its

aggressive growth pattern well into the next decade."

A 10-year IDG veteran, Mr. Beach most recently served as senior vice

president of IDG. Previously, he served as CEO of IDG's Computerworld and

CEO of IDG's Network World. He has also held executive positions at the

McGraw-Hill publishing company. Mr. Beach is also widely recognized for his

role in founding Tech Corps, a national non-profit organization dedicated

to improving education through technology.

"Given the growth opportunities for CIO Communications, this is an

opportune time to have someone with Gary's talent join the organization,"

said IDG's president Kelly Conlin.

"I am excited about joining the CIO team to further educate the IT

community on the importance of reaching chief information officers and

other management executives with IT vision," said Mr. Beach. "CIO is a

'must read' for all boardroom executives. CIO's readers are now the key IT

decision makers at Fortune 1000 companies throughout the world, controlling

technology budgets, on average, of $34 million dollars."

Earlier this year CIO Communications announced plans to produce the

magazine in two targeted sections, offering readers more insight into the bottom

line benefits of Web/Net-based initiatives plus examples of partnerships between

CIOs and other executives in creating enterprisewide IT solutions. The

magazine successfully debuted its enhanced editorial concept this month.

CIO Communications, Inc. was formed in 1987 to help CIOs, IT executives and

other senior management executives succeed in their enterprises through the

use of information technology. The company publishes CIO magazine, produces the

award-winning Web site, and develops and produces CIO Executive

Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking

opportunities for business and government executives who want to enhance

their knowledge of technology, business management issues and innovative

products and services. The company is a subsidiary of International Data Group

(IDG), the leading global provider of information services on information