IDG’s Computerworld Names Matt Sweeney Executive Vice President & Publisher

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 11, 2005 – Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," today announced the promotion of Matt Sweeney to the position of executive vice president and publisher. In this new role, Sweeney, who has served for the past two years as vice president and associate publisher at Computerworld, will continue to work directly with president and CEO Bob Carrigan in leading the company's print and online sales efforts nationally. Carrigan, who had been serving as acting publisher for the past year, will now focus on his role as president and CEO.

"Matt Sweeney's leadership of the sales team has been a key reason why Computerworld has had its best year in a decade," said Carrigan. "As Computerworld looks to continue to be the leader in delivering truly integrated marketing solutions for IT marketers, there's no one better suited to lead this charge than Matt."

Prior to coming to Computerworld, Sweeney held a number of executive positions in IT publishing, including national associate publisher of Ziff Davis's CIO Insight magazine, associate publisher east at PC Magazine, and publisher/vice president of sales at IDG's Macworld magazine. During his tenure as vice president and associate publisher at Computerworld, Sweeney's leadership has helped Computerworld regain its place atop the enterprise IT publishing space. Sweeney has become known as a vital resource for customers and trusted advisor on integrated marketing to IT. In his new role, in addition to driving the overall sales strategy for Computerworld's print and online products, he will take on the added responsibilities of overseeing Computerworld's production team and its IT Careers recruitment advertising division.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the 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 Web site, 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 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events 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(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R) 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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