IDG’s Computerworld to Commemorate 35 Years of Print Publication; Anniversary Issue to Celebrate ’35 Years of High-Tech Innovation’

FRAMINGHAM, MA -JULY 30, 2002 – IDG's Computerworld, the most trusted resource covering the information technology (IT) industry, today announced plans to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its print publication. To mark this milestone, Computerworld will publish a commemorative issue focused on "35 Years of High-Tech Innovation," which will be available on September 30, 2002 in print and online at Computerworld.com.

 

The 35th anniversary issue will chronicle the history of technology-driven innovation during the weekly newspaper's tenure as a leading source for IT leaders. Stories in this special issue will highlight influential projects that shaped the IT industry and fundamentally changed the course of business. The issue will also look forward, offering predictions from a wide swath of industry leaders and luminaries on the technology advances likely to influence the future of business.

"The history of Computerworld is truly history of information technology, and IT executives have relied on us from the earliest stages of their careers," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Our publication has evolved with the industry through all of its twists and turns. We've applauded IT successes, but we've also detailed the lessons learned from failures. Most importantly, we've been–and will continue to be–a trusted source of useful information for IT executives who need perspective, analysis and balanced coverage of technology."

In the issue, Computerworld will laud 35 innovative technologies and applications that have had a significant impact on business practices since 1967. In addition, Computerworld will interview IT movers and shakers to gain their insight on where the industry is headed. The souvenir issue will also feature a multi-page IT timeline to guide readers and Web site visitors through significant technology events from 1967 to 2002. The timeline will document key dates and developments in the IT industry, from the early stages of the technology revolution to the latest in cutting-edge innovations.

"The anniversary issue will demonstrates the breadth of vision that Computerworld offers the IT industry," said Martin Taylor, president of Computerworld. "We've built Computerworld into an indispensable resource for executives making technology-related decisions, and the print publication is the cornerstone of what has evolved into a media company that truly integrates print, online and events. During the next 35 years, we expect to change with the industry while continuing to serve IT leaders as their most valuable source of information."

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the only integrated media company focused exclusively on the information needs of IT Leaders — those who manage and implement technology in Global 2000 organizations. The company's flagship weekly newspaper — along with its Computerworld.com Web site and conference series for IT Leaders — form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) worldwide IT media network. Publishing since 1967, Computerworld has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper, and was named to the "Media Power 50" in 2002 by Crain Communications' BtoB Magazine. Winner of more than 70 print and online editorial awards since 1998, Computerworld has a newspaper circulation of 202,000, a total print audience of 1,539,000 (according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.8.0), and an online audience of 800,000 unique monthly visitors (according to DoubleClick). Breaking news and resources for IT Leaders are available at www.computerworld.com.

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.