IDG’s Computerworld Names Don Tennant Editor in Chief; Martha Connors Appointed Vice President, General Manager, Computerworld.com
FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 1, 2004 – Computerworld, “The Voice of IT Management,” today announced two key executive appointments, signaling continued growth in its print and online publishing businesses.
Veteran technology journalist Don Tennant, who has led Computerworld’s news team for the past four and a half years, has been promoted to editor in chief. Prior to joining Computerworld U.S., Tennant spent eight years as editor in chief of Computerworld Hong Kong. Tennant replaces Maryfran Johnson, who leaves Computerworld to launch a startup venture.
“We thank Maryfran for her long tenure of outstanding service, including her five years as editor in chief. She and Don Tennant have led a stellar editorial team that brought home the 2004 Magazine of the Year award from the Association of Business Publication Editors, along with nearly two dozen other honors,” said Bob Carrigan, publisher and CEO of Computerworld. “Don is the right leader to continue building on our position as one of the top media companies.”
As vice president and general manager for Computerworld’s web site, Computerworld.com, Martha Connors will be charged with building on the success of the top-tier enterprise IT site, which has been honored as one of BtoB Magazine’s Media Power 50 and has achieved 31% revenue growth over 2003. Previously chief operating officer and executive vice president for Technology Review, Connors will be charged with increasing Computerworld.com’s audience, currently averaging 1 million unique visitors per month. She will also be responsible for creating new advertising and sponsorship offerings and innovative information services to deliver increasing value to enterprise IT readers.
“These are exciting times for Computerworld, as independent analysts and associations continue to recognize the quality and substance of our brand, editorial content, and people,” Carrigan continued. “We are also seeing tremendous growth in our Strategic Programs & Events group, which manages Storage Networking World®, Computerworld Honors Program®, Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference®, and Mobile & Wireless World®. This year we launched several new events, including Enterprise Management World®, Business Intelligence Perspectives®, and the Computerworld IT Executive Summit Series.
“Computerworld remains a powerful, forward-looking brand, even after 37 years, and we welcome the energy and vitality these new leaders will bring,” Carrigan concluded.
Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” is the most trusted source for critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld’s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com website, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for “Best News Coverage.” In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management with a guaranteed rate base of 180,000, a total print audience of 1,869,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS v.10.0), and an online audience of over one million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).
Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.
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