Network World Creates ‘Renovator’ Awards to Honor Innovative Use of Technology; Winners Announced at Gala Awards Ceremony During NETWORLD+INTEROP

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MARCH 3, 2005 – Network World, Inc., the leading network IT media company, announced the creation of the 2005 Renovator Awards program to honor businesses and individuals that demonstrate a clever use of technology to realize a substantial return on investment (ROI) or to create a new business opportunity. The only industry-wide honor of its kind, 2005 Renovator Award entrants will be judged by a panel of industry experts that consist of analysts, researchers and columnists including:

– Lee Doyle, group VP, Network Infrastructure, IDC,

– Dan Golding, senior analyst, Burton Group,

– Johna Till Johnson, founder and chief research officer, Nemertes Research,

– Robert Whitely, analyst, Forrester Research,

– Jeff Wilson, principal analyst, Infonetics Research,

– Bob Brown, executive news editor, Network World and

– John Dix, editor-in-chief, Network World.

"Technology is still a huge differentiator for companies today," said John Dix, editor in chief, Network World. "Many companies have developed outstanding enterprise networks that enable them to react quickly to today's dynamic business environments. Our panel of experts will choose from these a 'Renie' winner who has proven the business case for a network-wide renovation demonstrated by its impact and payback."

Renovator Award finalists will be announced in April 2005 with top winners honored at an invitation-only, gala celebration in Las Vegas during the Networld+Interop Conference May 1-6, 2005. The winning company will be profiled in the May 9 edition of Network World.

More information on the Renovator Awards, sponsored by Juniper Networks (Nasdaq:JNPR), along with the application form and instructions, are available at www.nwfusion.com/renovator2005.html . All entries must be received by March 28, 2005.

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, Network World Fusion ( http://www.nwfusion.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, 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 & Expo(R), MacworldConference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), 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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