International Data Group Honored in Boston Business Journal’s Fifth Annual ”Best Places to Work” ; IDG Recognized for Fourth Consecutive Year

BOSTON, MA – June 11, 2008 – The Boston Business Journal has named IDG, the world’s largest technology media, event, and market research company, as one of the 2008 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts. The results are based on surveys of employees at each company that ask them about work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management compensation and benefits. This year’s top ranking firms were chosen from 392 nominations, making it the largest program in the event’s six year history.

IDG made the top 20 in the large company category and has been named to the “Best Places to Work” list for four straight years.

“For 43 years in Massachusetts, IDG has focused on creating a workplace environment that attracts and retains the best employees,” said Patrick McGovern, chairman and founder of IDG. “The Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work honor is an important validation of IDG’s efforts to continuously enhance the workplace environment that our employees experience.” IDG employs approximately 900 people in Massachusetts.

“The Best Places to Work are companies that invest in their employees, foster a positive work setting and exhibit a team oriented environment,” said Mike Olivieri, BBJ publisher.

“These leaders understand that employees are the foundation of the company, and the engine that drives the business forward. It creates a tangible difference with the competition.”

The top 20 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — will be listed in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal to be published on June 13, 2008.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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