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07/24/2006

Computerworld Named Magazine of the Year, Best Overall Web Publication; ASBPE honors Computerworld with 13 awards at National Editorial Conference Dinner

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 24, 2006 – The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Computerworld as the best business-to-business publication with its 2006 ASBPE Magazine of the Year. Computerworld, rated by IntelliQuest as the most widely-read enterprise IT publication, received this honor for the second time in three years. Computerworld.com also received the gold in the best "Overall Web Publication" category bringing its total awards tally to 13 for the event.

The awards were announced on July 20 at the 28th annual Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet in Chicago at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Lakefront. ASBPE received more than 100 nominations for this year's Magazine of the Year program, from which 20 finalists were selected. Computerworld, named a finalist in the 80,000-and-over circulation division. The judges recognized Computerworld as "packed with so much useful information," and containing "relevant, useful graphics." There's "never a fluffy issue," they said, adding that what Computerworld does is "difficult for any monthly magazine, and they do it weekly."

"This award is further validation of the success Computerworld has enjoyed as a result of strategic investments not only in our print publication, but also in our computerworld.com website and our conference series," said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. "While other publications may see investments in these areas as a threat to print, Computerworld has used this strategy to reinforce its position as IT management's leading source for news and opinion. Our unique approach to print and online content delivery is succeeding."

Magazine of the Year Criteria

Up to six judges evaluated three consecutive issues of the magazine to gauge consistency in quality. Judges are not journalism celebrities, but are "in the trenches" journalists. Judges used the following criteria:

— Writing, reporting and editing

— Usefulness to the reader

— Editorial organization

— Interaction with readers

— Layout and design

About ASBPE

Founded in 1964, ASBPE, Wheaton, Ill, ( www.asbpe.org ) is the nation's only professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed by business, trade, association, and professional print magazines and newsletters and their associated digital/Internet publications. The Society helps editors develop editorial and publishing management skills that will enhance their performance with the highest ethical standards, the editorial excellence of their publications, and that will prepare them to play larger roles in their publishing organization.

ASBPE has more than 700 members and chapters in 13 cities–Atlanta, Boston/New England, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, New York, Northern Michigan, San Francisco, Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), and Washington, D.C.–which host meetings to provide face-to-face professional guidance, networking, and educational presentations to editors at the local level.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com .

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including 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), Macworld Conference & Expo, 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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