LinuxWorld.com Migrates Content, Forums to ITworld.com

SOUTHBORO, MA – MARCH 15, 2001 – In a move reflecting the rapid adoption of Linux across the enterprise, ITworld.com, the premier Web resource for enterprise IT professionals, today announced it is migrating LinuxWorld.com into ITworld.com beginning next month. This move enables LinuxWorld.com visitors to take advantage of the unique navigation structure of ITworld.com and access a broader base of related content, and allows LinuxWorld.com to reach a wider audience of enterprise IT professionals.

 

"This is an important move as it exposes a broader enterprise audience to LinuxWorld.com's highly acclaimed content, forums and respected columnists," said Bill Reinstein, CEO, ITworld.com. "ITworld.com has more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month, and this step enables us to maximize the efficiency of our unique taxonomy-driven navigation system, allowing even more enterprise IT professionals to access a broader base of Linux-related information."

LinuxWorld.com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Badertscher and Senior Editor John Pancharian will continue to guide Linux content development and community building on ITworld.com. Top LinuxWorld.com columnists including Nick Petreley, Joe Barr and Richard Sharpe will continue their roles offering insightful, knowledgeable commentary to the rapidly growing Linux community, and through this migration, now reach a wider enterprise audience as a featured microsite within ITworld.com. ITworld.com has already migrated all Linux, Java, and Unix-related forums and newsletters to the ITworld.com infrastructure, with Linux-related newsletters among the most widely read with over 120,000 subscribers.

This migration only relates to content on LinuxWorld.com, and does not reflect any changes to the highly successful LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series, produced by IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com), a separate IDG business unit,. LinuxWorld Conference and Expo is dedicated to Linux users, software developers and business leaders. The next event will take place August 27 – 30, 2001 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. This four-day event features an in-depth technical and education-rich conference program and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the hottest Linux products and developments. More information is available at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com.

Through its partnerships with IDG's leading enterprise IT publications – CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World – ITworld.com delivers an impressive array of news, engaging broadband content, and information relating to all areas of technology. In addition to its own original news and analysis, ITworld.com content is licensed from these partners, analyzed and categorized according to an exclusive IT taxonomy. This revolutionary taxonomy structure enables visitors to quickly drill down to find the most directly relevant information available.

In addition to its award-winning editorial content, ITworld.com offers a wide range of resources and services, including webcast programs; eNewsletters; expert advice; forums; vendor white papers; career advice and employment listings; and a training center.

About ITworld.com

By bringing together the deepest and most-trusted IT content and integrating it with a dynamic Web-navigation framework, ITworld.com has become the premier Web resource for enterprise IT professionals. ITworld.com delivers award-winning, unique editorial, an impressive array of news, webcasts, services, and information relating to all areas of technology — as well as content from IDG's powerhouse enterprise IT publishers: CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World. Ranked among the top ten Internet media properties by Advertising Age's BtoB, and named a "Hot Site" by USA Today, ITworld.com's family of sites includes ITcareers.com, JavaWorld and LinuxWorld.com. Pioneering the next generation of IT information delivery, ITworld.com is "changing the way you view IT."

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, ASPWorld Conference & Expo, and Internet Commerce Expo (ICe). IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

ITworld.com and IDG World Expo are business units 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. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries.

ITworld.com, the ITworld.com logo, and 'changing the way you view IT' are trademarks of ITworld.com, Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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