IDG’s Network World Announces Network Fusion Focus Direct-Request Email Newsletter Subscriptions Reach 50,000

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (April 13, 1998) — Network World, the leading newsweekly of enterprise network computing, today announced that its free Network World Fusion Focus series has attracted over 50,000 subscription requests in just one month. The Network World Fusion Focus e-mail newsletters, developed exclusively for network IS professionals, became available for subscription request March 1, 1998, and is delivered to subscribers twice weekly.

Unlike other e-mail newsletters, the Network World Fusion Focus series is sent only to those qualified Network World and Network World Fusion ( online readers who directly request them. Recipients are highly qualified Network IS professionals who need comprehensive news and analysis on specific topics.

"We’re happy to report we’ve been inundated with requests for Network World Fusion Focus," said Colin Ungaro, president and CEO, Network World, Inc. "It isn’t surprising since our audience knows they can depend on Network World for all the news and analysis they need to stay current on industry trends, technologies, and strategies. In addition, our advertisers know they are reaching a highly targeted audience with all our products. Each Network World Fusion Focus newsletter reaches Network IS professionals who are interested in a very particular technology or topic, and have proactively requested the service. We’ve addressed a very big need in the industry and the subscription numbers prove it," said Ungaro.

The Network World Fusion Focus series includes eight newsletters each focused on a different area or technology. The topics and titles include: NetFlash daily news, frame relay, Web application development, Windows NT, high-speed LANs, Groupware and messaging, network/systems management, and Career Advisor. The newsletters are authored by well-respected industry experts and include links, provided by Network World editors, to a variety of directly related materials on Network World Fusion and the World Wide Web.


Network World Fusion Focus newsletters are available immediately, and qualified readers can subscribe online at Vendors interested in sponsoring newsletters should contact Director of Online Services Ann Roskey at (508) 820-7503 or Current sponsors include Attachmate Corporation, CheckPoint, Cisco, Compaq Computer Corporation, Computer Associates, Information Builders, Lotus, Paradyne, Plaintree Systems, and Tivoli Systems.


Network World Fusion ( is an information resource for Network IS professionals on the Web. The online extension to the print newsweekly, Network World, Network World Fusion is a fully registered site that provides members with news and information as well as a community of network professionals with which to share ideas and gain insight.


Network World ( is the industry's only newsweekly shaping the future of network computing in the enterprise. Through its publishing, education, software and online products and services, Network World empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge to deliver the open applications and infrastructure required to meet their evolving business needs.


Network World is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

Network World Fusion Contact: Ann Roskey, Director of Online Services, Network World, (508) 820-7503

Editorial Contact: Samantha Leggat, Network World, (508) 820-7528,