International Data Group Online and Print Media Win Five Gold Awards for Excellence Presented by Folio Magazine

FRAMINGHAM, MA — September 28, 2007 — International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, has been recognized for superior editorial and design with five gold, six silver, and one bronze award in the annual Folio competition. Network World won top honors for an editorial series in Technology/Computing/Telecom and Online Community, Computerworld took home a gold for a Full Issue in the Technology/Computing/Telecom category, Macworld earned the top honor for Best Single Article, and a gold went to PC World for a Full Issue in Consumer Technology/Computing.

The Eddie editorial awards and Ozzie design awards are based on how well publications fulfill their mission statements, the quality of their content and how the overall design and production supports their mission. A record of more than 3,000 entries was submitted in more than 100 categories.

"IDG publications and web sites earned a dozen Eddie and Ozzie awards placing us among the elite in the media industry," said Bob Carrigan, president, IDG Communications based in Framingham, MA. "I am very proud that journalists and designers across six brands have been singled out for excellent work.”

Six IDG publications or web sites received the following Eddie and Ozzie awards:

— Macworld: A gold for Best Single article for “Protect Your Mac” in the July 2006 issue and three silver awards for Full Issue in Consumer Technology/Computing, June 2007, Best Web Site, www.macworld.com, and Best Online Community.

–Network World: Two gold medals for Editorial Series: New Orleans in the August, 14 and 21, 2006 issues and Online Community, www.networkworld.com, and bronze for Full Issue Technology/Computing/Telecom, September 25, 2006

–PC World: Gold for Full Issue Consumer Technology/Computing February 2007 and a silver for Single Article “The 10 Biggest Security Risks You Don’t Know About” in the August 2006 issue.

— Computerworld: A gold for Full Issue in Technology/Computing/Telecom for January 8, 2007

— InfoWorld: A silver for Best Cover design in BtoB for its April 2, 2007 issue, InfoWorld’s last print edition ending 27 years of publishing.

— CIO: A silver for Single Article “I.T. Versus Terror” in the August 1, 2006 issue.

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 publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including 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, 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.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at idg.com.

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