IDG’S Network World Promotes John Dix to Editor in Chief

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.– 09/10/1999 — Network World , The Leader in Network Knowledge, today announced the promotion of editor John Dix to editor in chief. As editor in chief, he will take on the additional responsibilities for setting the strategy of the newsweekly. Dix will work closely with Network World 's former Editor in Chief, John Gallant, who has been promoted to editorial director and executive vice president, on further integrating Network World 's print, online and event offerings for Network IS professionals.

"John was on the team that launched the very first issue of Network World way back in January 1986," said Gallant, who joined the publication a month later. "His dedication to the original mission — helping network professionals build enterprise networks, keep up with technology and manage their careers and departments — has kept the publication focused and on track for all this time."

Dix also was responsible for turning a supplement series into the publication's Collaboration Magazine in the mid-1990s, which was focused on using technology to augment the efforts of business teams, and later evolved that into IntraNet Magazine, which served the then emerging intranet market.

He also developed the concept for the Network World 200, the publication's Fortune 500-like list of the biggest companies in the network market. Later Dix pushed to create a series of similar quarterly publications which eventually morphed into Network World 's current Signature Series, six bi-monthly special issues that today includes the Network World 200 issue, the Power Players issue (identifying the most influential people and companies in the business, and the Buzz issue (which identifies the hottest network technologies and debunks those that are more buzz than substance).

A known industry expert on network technology, Dix has served on the advisory boards of major industry trade shows such as Networld + Interop and ComNet. Dix frequently speaks at industry events and conferences as an authority on networking.

With 20 years of experience covering technology, Dix joined IDG in 1980 as an assistant editor of executive newsletters covering distributed data processing for International Data Corp.(IDC). He left IDC in 1984 to become the network editor at Computerworld. Dix graduated from New England College with a dual major in journalism and English.

About Network World

Network World , Inc. the leading network media company is shaping the future of enterprise network computing through its print publication, Network World , its online extension Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and its educational seminars and events nationwide. Network World , Inc. empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge required to meet their evolving business needs.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.35 billion, IDG is the leading global provide of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 290 computer newspapers and magazines and 700 book titles in 75 countries, led by Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World , PC World, Channel World, and the "…For Dummies" global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology 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 in 35 countries, and its research arm, International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.