InfoWorld Media Group Donates Office Space for TECH CORPS California Headquarters

SAN MATEO, CA – MAY 21, 2001 – InfoWorld Media Group, a leading provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, events and research channels, strengthens its commitment to technology and the community by donating office space and supplies to TECH CORPS California. The California chapter of TECH CORPS, a national non-profit organization, connects volunteer IT professionals with K-12 educators to help schools solve technology problems and meet technology goals.

 

"One of our goals at InfoWorld Media Group is to bring cohesion to the IT community. By working with TECH CORPS California, we hope both to improve educational programs in our community, and to show our readers that they can contribute their skills and expertise in a meaningful way," said Robert G. Magnuson, president and CEO of InfoWorld Media Group. "Our goals are very aligned with those of TECH CORPS, and we are happy to be able to donate office space and supplies to help them achieve their objectives."

"TECH CORPS California establishes programs that increase the level of volunteerism in the tech community and have a positive impact on the way educators utilize technology in their schools and classrooms," said Bill Maguire, state program director, TECH CORPS. "InfoWorld's help makes it possible for us to replicate our programs in more and more communities throughout California. We are grateful for their generosity and desire to bring technology to the community."

The TECH CORPS California Managed Volunteer Programs provide educators and technology coordinators from California's K-12 schools with volunteers who are able to help educators and technology coordinators complete technology-related projects. Working to assist schools one project at a time, TECH CORPS California's volunteer programs provide busy IT professionals with the opportunity to use their technology skills and contribute to their local schools. TECH CORPS California volunteers and participating educators commit to work with one another over the course of a two- to three-month project designed to work within their schedules. Technology professionals and school officials who would like to learn more about TECH CORPS California's programs can register on the TECH CORPS website (www.techcorps.org) or contact Dory Jensen (djensen@techcorps.org).

About TECH CORPS

Founded in 1995, TECH CORPS (www.techcorps.org) is a national non-profit organization funded through corporate contributions. TECH CORPS' mission is implemented through the organization's more than 30 state chapters. Managed by state program directors and governed by boards and committees composed of state education and business leaders, TECH CORPS' chapters couple the expertise and enthusiasm of committed teachers, principals and school district officials with the volunteer contributions of technology-literate members of the community. TECH CORPS' services are offered free of charge to schools.

Established in October 2000, TECH CORPS California will implement a managed volunteer program designed to provide hands-on technological support to California schools. In addition, TECH CORPS California will offer webTeacher (www.webteacher.org) and techs4schools (www.techs4schools.org), TECH CORPS' training and online technical support programs.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, events and research channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key technologies, products and trends that assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage is substantiated by original research conducted 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 www.infoworld.com.

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., InfoWorld Media Group is a wholly owned independent business unit 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 IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), 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 www.idg.com.

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