Netword World Fusion Rated Top High-Tech Web Site In New Media 50 Report On Publishing Industry

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MAY 22, 2001 – Network World Inc., the leading network news publication for IT professionals, announced today that Network World Fusion (, its online companion, was rated the top high-tech Web site in Min Magazine's first annual review of "Publishing's Top People, Places & Things Online." Network World ranked #17 overall among a who's who in publishing and was recognized in Min's New Media 50 report for its seasoned editorial approach to B2B Web content and its innovative reference section that brings IT professionals quickly up to speed on more than 40 important industry topics. Min magazine, a resource for advertising-agency media buyers and magazine management and executives, is published twice a year by PBI Media, LLC.


Network World's newsletters were also acknowledged as a successful way of reaching its specialized IT audience by publishing 44 micro-targeted newsletters. Network World distributes 5.5 million email newsletters each month.

According to Min Magazine, NWFusion not only pioneered some key elements of online strategy, but its people have been thinking longer and harder about how to move readers between print and online platforms more than almost anyone else. Min Magazine noted that everything from primers and tutorials to relevant archived articles, the latest news pertaining to the subject or a host of resource links are kept in one place. The site is refreshed constantly and quick to send readers anywhere else they need to go online to find the material that they need. Min Magazine went on to state that this is the difference between many of today's content providers and what publishers need to become tomorrow – true service providers.

"There are a number of Internet destinations that specialize in technology content, but no site offers the amount of content and overall depth of resources as Network World Fusion," said Alonna Doucette, vice president of online development. "We are thrilled to earn such accolades from this well-respected publication, as it validates our successful business model and our ability to help IT professionals get their jobs done."

About Network World Fusion

Network World Fusion extensive array of news, information, forums and more attracts the best and brightest IT professionals in the network industry today. Network World Fusion is the largest targeted network community on the Web, with more reported traffic than other industry sites.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division 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 (, 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