International Data Group Publications Win Four Gold Awards for Excellence Presented by Folio: Magazine

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 27, 2006 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, has been recognized for superior editorial and design with four gold, two silver, and three bronze awards in the annual Folio: competition. Macworld took home a gold for best Technology/Computing magazine as well as a gold for Best Feature Design. Computerworld earned the top honor for business-to-business editorial in Technology/Computing and InfoWorld received a gold for Best Cover design in the business-to-business category.

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. Publications and web sites were recognized in 84 categories.

"IDG publications earned nine awards placing us among the elite in the media world in the Folio: program," said Bob Carrigan, president, IDG Communications. "This honor recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of journalists and designers across our company.”

Five IDG publications received the following Eddie and Ozzie awards:

— Macworld: A gold for the May 2006 issue in the consumer Technology/Computing category and a gold for Best Feature Design for “Tiger Secrets Declassified” in the October 2005 issue

— Computerworld: A gold for best b-to-b editorial in the Technology/Computing category

— InfoWorld: A gold for Best Cover design

— CIO: A bronze in the Feature Design category for “Federal IT Flunks Out” in the May 15, 2006 issue

— PC World: A silver for editorial excellence in the consumer Technology/Computing category for the November 2005 “All Security” issue, a silver and a bronze for best use of Digital Imagery for “Get More Out of Your PC” in the March 2006 issue and “The Best (And Worst) ISPs” in the June 2005 issue, along with a bronze for best Media Kit design

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. 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 online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. 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 330 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 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 http://www.idg.com.

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