InfoWorld’s New CTO First Mover Supplement Helps CTOs Drive e-Business Through Technology

SAN MATEO, CA. – MAY 15, 2000 — InfoWorld today announced CTO FirstMover, a special supplement designed to help CTOs compete more effectively in the Internet economy by putting business goals into practice using technology. The first edition of CTO FirstMover, available in the May 15 issue of InfoWorld, will focus on balancing opportunities and risk for companies doing business on the Internet. Publication of CTO FirstMover coincides with the first-ever CTO Forum, an exclusive invitation-only gathering of 150 of the top CTOs in the industry created by InfoWorld.

"CTOs are emerging as the new force in corporate America, shaping and defining the digital economy," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief of InfoWorld and CTO FirstMover. "By helping put technology in the context of business goals, CTO FirstMover reflects the CTO's entrepreneurial view of business and no-nonsense approach to technology." The CTO FirstMover supplement includes a complete package of news, opinions, and analysis synthesized in a crisp format tailored for executives with too many demands on their time.

Each issue of CTO FirstMover will include:

— Fast Forward — a series of briefs on emerging technologies, hot jobs, CTO insights, and e-business trends.

— Cover Story — an in-depth feature on critical topics related to converging business and technology issues.

— Strategies & Tactics — concise interpretation and analysis on a variety of business, technology, and management issues affecting CTOs.

— Markets — an examination of the competitive e-business landscape, including issues and challenges, specific to key vertical industries.

— Pulse – original InfoWorld research facts and figures that highlight CTO-specific issues and e-business trends.

— From the Front Lines — a column by Michael Vizard, editor in chief of CTO FirstMover.

CTO FirstMover will be published quarterly. Online, CTO Zone will be available at www.infoworld.com and will include trend analysis, interviews, case studies, and features stories that pertain directly to CTOs. CTO Zone will also serve as a platform for the community of CTOs to exchange experiences and insights among their peers.

About InfoWorld

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, InfoWorld Media Group publishes InfoWorld and InfoWorld.com. InfoWorld defines technology for business and focuses on editorial coverage of key technologies, products and trends to assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage. InfoWorld's $21 million dollar dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test bed — the InfoWorld Test Center — conducts the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products as well as provides in-depth analysis and the business ROI of the technology and implementation.

InfoWorld Media Group also publishes InfoWorld.com, defining technology for business on the web, features daily technology news, product reviews, opinions, interactive discussion forums, along with a weekly e-mail newsletter (the InfoWorld Scoop) and a complete archive of InfoWorld's print edition.

InfoWorld Media Group is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 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 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.