IDG’s Networking Italia Marks 10th Anniversary with Special Issue and Reader Awards

BOSTON, MA — NOVEMBER 2, 2000 — International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information services company, today announced that, with its October 2000 issue, Networking Italia enters its 10th year in publication. To celebrate, the magazine will give out awards to its most loyal readers and publish a special issue that features a forecast of the top 10 trends in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), along with a historical perspective of similar predictions the editors of Networking Italia have made over the past decade.


The publication is dedicated to covering the news and trends shaping the Internet, networking and telecommunications industries. Networking Italia's mission is to help readers choose the most appropriate solutions, services and communication technologies to expand their company's business. Its companion website, Networking Online (, features exclusive content including market news and product information.

"IDG congratulates Networking Italia's talented staff on achieving this important milestone in the publication's history," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "Throughout the last decade, we have seen Networking Italia evolve to its current position as the country's leading Internet, networking and communications publication – a testament to its commitment to reporting on and analyzing the trends that are having the greatest impact on its readers."

"The advent of the Internet and the liberalization of telecommunications services are changing the nature of our industry," said Alessandro Degli Occhi, editor, Networking Italia. "For the past 10 years, we have been reporting on and analyzing these changes and the impact they will have on the corporate enterprise. Our mission is to help business and technology managers understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of new technologies to increase the competitive advantage of their organizations."

In conjunction with its special anniversary issue, Networking Italia will issue three awards recognizing its most loyal readers: Most Faithful Subscriber, Most Critical Reader, and the Collector's Prize – an award for the reader who possesses the oldest issue of Networking Italia.

About International Data Group

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 $2.56 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO and For Dummies(R) global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at