Over the past 50 years, IDG has grown into a multi-billion dollar company, reaching technology audiences in 97 countries.

Major Milestones

1964: International Data Corporation (IDC) is founded by Patrick J. McGovern

1967: Computerworld, the first publication for International Data Group (IDG) is launched

1969: IDC U.K., IDC’s first international office, is established

1972: IDG’s first international title, Shukan Computers, is launched in Japan

1980: IDG enters China with Computerworld China

1984: Macworld (U.S.) is launched the same week as the Macintosh computer

1988: IDG becomes the first U.S. company to publish in the Soviet Union (PC World U.S.S.R.)

1990: DEMO conference debuts in U.S.

1992: PC World Vietnam, the country’s first computer publication, debuts

1998: Hearst Magazines and IDG publish Cosmopolitan in China

2000: Pat McGovern and Lore Harp McGovern commit $350 million to MIT to establish the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

2001: IDG named to Fortune magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For”

2005: IDC’s Manufacturing Insights and Energy Insights companies debut

2006: IDG Connect, with a database of more than six-million readers, website visitors and event attendees, becomes available to marketers looking to sell to buyers in various technology categories

2007: InfoWorld U.S. ceases print publication and goes online only, signaling IDG’s move to a Web-centric strategy

2008: IDG launches the IDG TechNetwork, an advertising network that aggregates high-quality independent IT sites and represents them to technology marketers who are eager to reach buyers with specific tech interests

2009: IDG announces innovative social media marketing programs IDG Amplify and IDG Social Scout

2011: IDG launches TechMedia Exchange, the industry’s first private ad exchange

2014: IDG Founder and Chairman Pat McGovern dies Ted Bloom named President and CFO of IDG