Network World and Experts Exchange Form Strategic Partnership

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JUNE 13, 2000-Network World Fusion (, networking's most active online community, today announced a strategic partnership with Experts Exchange, the largest knowledge sharing IT community on the Web ( As part of the agreement, Network World Fusion site visitors will have access to over 60,000 IT experts and a knowledge base of nearly two million searchable postings that can instantly answer questions through Experts Exchange's open community.


Experts Exchange allows IT professionals to access instant answers from the two million postings contained on the site. Experts Exchange's Previously Asked Questions Knowledge Base is one of the quickest and best ways to get real-world IT answers to IT questions. In addition, users will have access to more than 80 different technology-related topic areas, ranging from Windows 2000 and Network Security to LANs and Internetworking.

"Experts Exchange on Network World Fusion will enable Network executives, managers, engineers and other professionals to get fast answers to major problems that are affecting the performance of their corporate networks," said Charley Spektor, General Manager of Network World Fusion. "The Experts Exchange community further enhances the network information services we currently provide Network professionals."

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 (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About Experts Exchange, Inc.

Experts is the largest, most widely available Web-based source of technology answers for IT professionals. Experts Exchange, Inc. supports

an open community of 60,000 IT experts and provides its 350,000 members with nearly two million postings on information technology that are validated by its patented point-award process. Funded by J.P. Morgan Capital Corporation, the private equity investment unit of J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated [NYSE:JPM], Experts Exchange is freely available at and at leading Web sites such as AltaVista, PCsupport and Linuxcare.

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