Network World Announces Prominent Addition to Leadership Team

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – September 14, 2005 – Network World, Inc., the leading Network IT media company, announced the addition of Michael Siggins, a 14-year industry veteran to its team. Reporting to Evilee Thibeault, CEO and John Gallant, president and editorial director, Siggins is chartered with providing turnkey solutions to network IT vendors that will enhance communications with their customers and prospects through a portfolio of custom magazines, Webzines and newsletters.

"Our customers need to communicate with and nurture their customers and prospects in different ways in order to educate them and provide deeper value," said Evilee Thibeault, CEO and publisher, Network World. "With Network World's expertise in media, it makes sense that our customers look to us to design programs and products to notch-up their communications."

Siggins adds significant value to the Network World team. His breadth of experience in working with various content providers creates media products that command attention and communicate value. Under Siggins' leadership, Network World is positioned to provide the full gamut of custom media services, from production to editorial to distribution.

Siggins has more than 14 years experience in the media industry spanning all aspects of publication and media management. Most recently Group Director for CXO Media Custom Publishing, Siggins began his career in graphic design. Siggins has been tapped for his expertise by national television. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, 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 (http://www.networkworld.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO CMO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & ExpoR, MacworldConference & ExpoR, DEMOR, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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