IDG’s FCW.COM is Easier to Navigate

FALLS CHURCH, VA – APRIL 26, 2000 – The results are out the redesign of FCW.COM is a success.

FCW Government Technology Group Inc., publisher of Federal Computer Week, released the results of a recent survey of Federal Computer Week readers on the redesign of FCW.COM, the complete online resource for public sector IT professionals.

Survey participants praised the organization of the new Web site, the ease of finding information quickly within it and the degree of its integration with Federal Computer Week. Ninety-nine percent of Web site users said they could quickly find what they were looking for on FCW.COM. Comparing the new design to the old, 55 percent of users found FCW.COM more useful, and none found it less useful.

“Providing daily news coverage of the federal IT market has become even more important in the fast-paced IT market and given the faster paced procurement cycles, said Allan Holmes, editor of Federal Computer Week. “It is gratifying to know our readers can easily and quickly navigate the new site to find the information they need to do their jobs.”

The survey was conducted by Decision Data Collection of McLean, Va. and consisted of 209 interviews with government subscribers to Federal Computer Week. Sixty percent of those interviewed are in federal civil agencies, and 40 percent are in the Department of Defense.

FCW Government Technology Group Inc., an International Data Group company, offers a suite of media products for the government IT community, including Federal Computer Week, the news weekly for federal IT professionals; and civic.com, the monthly news and features magazine for state and local IT professionals. On the Web, FCW publishes FCW.COM, the complete online resource for public sector IT professionals. To compliment these publications, FCW produces special learning events, including the semi-annual Government CIO Summit and the annual GovTech Conference and Exposition. FCW also hosts the Federal 100 Awards gala, celebrating each year those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the federal IT arena.

FCW Government Technology Group Inc. 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 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 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 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.