Network World Expands Coverage in 2003 With New ‘Extended Enterprise’ Issue

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – NOVEMBER 5, 2002 – Network World, the Leader in Network Knowledge, announced 6 its Signature Series line-up for 2003. Published bi-monthly in Network World, this award-winning, high-profile series provides a comprehensive exploration of the most important issues facing Network IT Executives today. New to the series in 2003, The Extended Enterprise Issue (Feb. 17) will examine the challenges Network IT Executives face when building, managing and securing today's extended enterprises that must provide instant, seamless information access to partners, suppliers, customers, mobile and remote workers. Network IT Executives are developing new technology solutions that enable and leverage these extended enterprises while grappling with implementing new business processes, legal issues, cutting costs and staying competitive in a global market.


Planned topics for this issue are best practices for building business-to-business infrastructures; the latest trends in customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), sales force automation (SFA) and other enterprise software; and, must-implement security tools. The Extended Enterprise Issue will also profile the winner of the Enterprise Innovator Award which honors companies that demonstrate innovation and skill in extending their enterprise networks to meet the growing demands of their business.

"Network IT Executives are building up the software and hardware infrastructures that make it possible for enterprises to extend access to corporate information resources easily and securely. As a result, companies will more effectively provide customers, business partners, suppliers and remote employees immediate access to data needed to make quick, effective decisions in the increasingly competitive business environment," stated Beth Schultz, executive editor, Network World. "This issue is designed to deliver information they need to make it all happen."

Other issues in the 2003 Signature Series lineup are:

The Network World 200 Issue (April 21)

Features the NW200, a one-of-a-kind ranking of the 200 largest North American network companies by revenue, profit, growth and other measures, plus a look at "10 start-ups to watch" – an insider's guide to tomorrow's network stars.

The You Issue (July 21)

Examines the latest job and career trends, and explores what makes Network IT Executives tick while at work and at play. Also featured are two closely followed annual reader surveys: one on Network IT salaries and another on top concerns facing Network IT Executives.

The Buzz Issue (Sept. 29)

Explores the most talked-about technologies and ideas, providing real information and answers on changes in the networked world. Also features "In the Spin Cycle ", a look at emerging technologies that promise to make a big impact on enterprise networks.

The Best Issue (Nov. 10)

Showcases the best new products, network practices and management strategies for Network IT Executives today. Highlights include profiles of the User Excellence Award winners – user organizations that have improved their businesses by putting network technology to work in particularly innovative or effective ways; and, snapshots of the Best of the Test Award winners – products and services that are the cream of the crop according to our rigorous hands-on testers.

The Power Issue (Dec. 22/29)

Provides an annual guide to the most powerful companies, people, technologies and trends in the network industry. Highlights include the 10 most powerful companies, the 50 most powerful people, and results of an annual reader survey on which network companies and CEOs are gaining stature and at whose expense.

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