IDG’s Federal Computer Week Wins Approval of Magazine Format and Editorial Usefulness in Survey

FALLS CHRUCH, VA. – APRIL 21, 2000 –The results are out, the redesign of Federal Computer Week is a success.

FCW Government Technology Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week released the results of a recent survey on the redesign and editorial content of the weekly publication that provides news, technology and analysis to federal IT professionals.

Survey participants praised the convenience of size, organization of content, pointers to the Web and accessibility of information, on the redesign of the publication. Comparing the magazine to tabloid format, 73 percent found the magazine format more useful. When asked to identify the publication most useful in doing their jobs, four times as many named Federal Computer Week as any other government IT publication.

"The Federal Computer Week redesign provides readers with more news and analysis of events in the federal IT market," said Allan Holmes, editor of Federal Computer Week. "The survey reaffirms that FCW delivers the kind of information that federal IT professionals 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. is an International Data Group company that offers a suite of media products for the government IT community, including Federal Computer Week, the newsweekly for federal IT professionals; and, 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 the print professionals, FCW Government Technology Group also hosts special learning events, including the Government CIO Summit, a semi-annual, by-invitation-only conference for government CIOs and the Federal 100 Awards Gala, celebrating the 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 (, 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

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