New Study Uncovers Key Segments Of Business Technology Buyers

NEW YORK and BOSTON, September 9, 1998 — IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQST) today announced that it will unveil the results of an unprecedented study of technology buyers in bi-coastal events on September 17. The study, entitled: "The Technology Buyers: A Study of Business Buyer Segmentation, Purchase Process and Information Sources," was underwritten by Ziff-Davis (NYSE: ZD) and International Data Group (IDG).

The study identifies:

The five key segments of business influencers;

The role each segment plays at each step of the typical purchase process for PCs, printers, software suites and networking products;

The information sources used for each step of the purchase process andhow critical each of these information sources is to each of the five segments.

"This study uncovered important findings that will be extremely useful to technology marketers," said Brian Sharples, President and Chief Executive Officer of IntelliQuest. "International Data Group and Ziff-Davis are to be commended for joining forces to fund an objective, comprehensive study of today's technology buyers."

IntelliQuest interviewed more than 2,200 individuals representative of the 25.8 million business influencers in the U.S. who are personally involved in the purchase of computer-related products. Names were drawn from IntelliQuest's Computer Industry Media Study (CIMS) v4.0 Business Influencer database.

Individuals interested in more information or attending the event should call The Technology Buyers Hotline at (800) 503-4099. Copies of the study's executive summary will be made available to the industry following the events.

About Ziff-Davis

Ziff-Davis is a leading integrated media and marketing company focused on computing and Internet-related technology, with principal platforms in print publishing, tradeshows and conferences, online content, market research and education. The Company provides global technology companies with marketing strategies for reaching key decision-makers.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.05 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions.

About IntelliQuest

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Atlanta, Silicon Valley, New York and London, IntelliQuest provides information-based marketing services to the technology industry.

For additional information contact:

Alys Creighton, IDG, 617-534-1237, alys_creighton@idg.com

Greg Jarboe , Ziff-Davis, (617) 225-3502, gjarboe@zd.com

Ursula Talley, IntelliQuest, (512) 329-213, utalley@intelliquest.com

Donna Ruane, The Portico Group, (781)-643-1018, druane@theporticogroup.com