IDG’S Solutions Integrator Expands Editorial Coverage Of E-Solutions Market

SAN MATEO, CA, July 7, 1999 — Solutions Integrator magazine today announced the launch of a new editorial section titled E-Solutions. The new dedicated section will debut in the September 1st, 1999 issue.

"With the majority of today's IT implementations having some Internet component, it's created a huge opportunity for those solutions integrators who can deliver 'e-business solutions'," said John Russell, vice president and editor-in-chief. "More and more we are seeing solutions integrators focusing on or adding an 'e' practice to their core competency. Building e-solutions represents an opportunity for solutions integrators to help their clients understand and succeed in the new Internet economy."

To address this growing opportunity for its readers, Solutions Integrator created the E-Solutions section to provide a credible, reliable source for information on all aspects of Web integration. The section will carry two dedicated columnists, a full-length feature article, market data and a news page in every issue.

Some of the scheduled features include a story on the new breed of Web integrators who are taking the IT services market by storm; packaged e-commerce applications; and "Webifying" legacy applications.

Every issue will provide information focusing on how solutions integrators can build and grow successful e-solution practices. Emphasis will be on reviewing best practices for the Web, case histories of e-solution deployments, and spotlighting the new products required to build e-solutions. There will also be a steady stream of Q&A sessions with the new breed of Web integrators currently building the "e-world".

This type of information on Web integration issues is not currently available in any single source. Solutions Integrator's new section is designed to fill that void and help solutions integrators build their e-solutions business. "As a professional services firm building value for our clients through Internet-centric business solutions, we have to stay on top of the business and technology issues involved in Web integration," said Ian Small, chief strategist, USWeb/CKS. "The new E-Solutions section of Solutions Integrator appears to offer a dedicated source of information on Web integration topics we need to know about, and as a subscriber I'm looking forward to receiving it."

About Solutions Integrator:

Solutions Integrator reaches 90,000 enterprise integrators whose primary business is providing complex IT solutions to middle market companies and divisions of Fortune 500 companies. The magazine covers complex technology integration issues including technology assessment and implementation, IT buying practices and plans, business strategies, vendor technology roadmaps and vertical industry opportunities.

In addition to Solutions Integrator, IDG currently publishes 30 channel publications in 25 countries, serves enterprise integrators through events such as IDC's Solutions Integrator Forum and provides channel-focused research services through its global research arm International Data Corp. (IDC). Solutions Integrator’s web site can be found at www.solutionsintegrator.com.

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 provider 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 the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, Channel World, and …For Dummies global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 240 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 45 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.