IDG’s InfoWorld Media Group Appoints John F. Murphy to Post of Associate Publisher

SAN MATEO, CA – JANUARY 7, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the leading knowledge source for technology experts within senior IT management through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced the appointment of John F. Murphy to the position of associate publisher, western region. Murphy joins IDG's InfoWorld Media Group following a track record of success at CMP Media LLC. Murphy will report directly to InfoWorld Media Group's Executive Vice-President and Publisher, Thomas C. Rousseau, and will be responsible for all display advertising operations in the Western United States. Murphy joins the sales management group that includes Tom Grimshaw, Associate Publisher for the Eastern region, and Marc Calvanico, Associate Publisher, Sales Development.


"I'm very pleased to have John join our management team," said Robert G. Magnuson, InfoWorld's President and CEO. "Bringing on board an executive of John's caliber will help round out a highly talented management team and contribute to InfoWorld Media Group's success as the number one media source for senior IT technology experts." "John possesses a wealth of strategic expertise in the IT sector that will introduce a strong dimension to our sales operations," stated Thomas C. Rousseau, InfoWorld Media Group's Publisher. "I'm very enthusiastic about bringing him on board to drive InfoWorld's mission to help our customers achieve success with powerful, integrated marketing programs."

John F. Murphy

John has over twelve years of expertise with a track record in managing successful sales teams. Prior to joining the InfoWorld Media Group, John held senior management positions at CMP Media LLC, most recently as Western Regional Director for InformationWeek.

About IDG's InfoWorld Media Group

Only InfoWorld Media Group provides cutting-edge coverage and evaluations of IT products, technology and services for technology experts in senior IT management. InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior technology experts – who drive their enterprises' technology purchases – through integrated online, print, research and events channels. InfoWorld also provides specialized IT coverage for the Chief Technology Officer, the senior-most company executives who possess deep technology expertise and experience.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key IT products and technologies is supported by original research done in InfoWorld's $23 million, dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test center. Since 1978, InfoWorld has performed the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products. To learn more about InfoWorld, go to

InfoWorld Media Group is a division 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 (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at