Four Decades of CIO, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World Preserved in Searchable Google Magazine Archive

Framingham, MA – March 3, 2010 – Joining with Google in an ambitious project to digitize its publication archives, IDG Enterprise is enabling readers to access issues online of CIO, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World dating back to the late 1970s.

“The real value of this project to IDG is in having the content of our enterprise IT publications – going back decades – preserved for all time and accessible to researchers and historians around the world,” noted Matt Smith, senior VP, COO, IDG Enterprise.

Scanned and digitized by Google, the pages of each publication – including advertisements – have been compiled into a searchable archive available on Google Books. Each magazine issue contains an interactive table of contents with links to specific article pages. Users can also consult a tag cloud of common terms from the magazine that appears when they search the entire archive of a particular title.

Some microfilm issues of Computerworld have been posted dating back to 1967, when Computerworld debuted as the first IDG publication. The microfilm of the newspaper can be found on Google News Archives.

Google announced its initiative to archive magazines in December 2008, and IDG Enterprise titles now join over 90 other publications on the Google digital newsstand.

To access the archive, visit http://books.google.com and click on the “Magazines” link.

For more on IDG Enterprise media, go to http://www.idgenterprise.com/about.html

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. IDG’s media brands – including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and TechWorld – reach an audience of more than 200 million technology buyers in 90 countries.

Online, IDG’s network features more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. The IDG TechNetwork represents more than 275 independent Web sites in an ad network complementary to IDG’s media brands. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 700 technology-related events, including Macworld 2010, OpenSource World, E3 Expo, DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions.

IDG’s marketing services include lead generation with IDG Connect, custom publishing, social Web marketing with IDG Amplify ads and IDG Social Scout analysis and program development, and IDG Market Fusion research and content optimization.

IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events in IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. Over 1,000 IDC analysts in more than 110 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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