IDG Contributor Network Provides Peer Perspective from 100+ Tech Experts
IDG Enterprise Invites Technology Experts to Share Experiences through the IDG Contributor Network, Uniting Peer Voice with Award-Winning Technology Content
Framingham, Mass.—March 31, 2015—IDG Enterprise—the leading enterprise technology media company composed of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World—has accepted more than 100 technology experts into the IDG Contributor Network. Launched in June 2014, the IDG Contributor Network provides a platform for technology and security practitioners and experts to share their expertise on the most pressing technology topics—both broad and niche—with their peers through blog posts on IDG Enterprise’s branded sites.
Technology decision-makers often reference peers as a top source of information. This was reconfirmed in the 2014 IDG Enterprise Role & Influence study, highlighting that peers and technology content sites are the top information resources relied on by IT leaders to help them be effective in their role. The IDG Contributor Network unites these two tremendous resources and encourages individuals working in the IT trenches, analysts, researchers, authors, professors and other experts to share their knowledge.
“Technology is transforming business at a breakneck speed. By adding this opportunity for peer voices to our established sites, the IDG Contributor Network provides unique perspectives on technology and leadership issues. We have been very impressed with the blog posts shared by our contributors,” said Joyce Carpenter, director of the IDG Contributor Network, IDG US Media. “As we look to expand the number of contributors to make the IDG Contributor Network one of the largest and most robust communities of tech writers, we encourage individuals who have technology expertise to share to apply.”
Built on IDG Communications’ content management system, Apollo, contributors are able to post blogs with ease. The flexibility, built in taxonomy and multimedia capabilities has enabled contributors with and without publishing platform experience a seamless integration to sharing their expertise. Additionally, contributors receive kick-off training and monthly tips from Carpenter and are assigned an editor to review posts.
- Oliver Brdiczka, principal data scientist at Vectra Networks; Decoding the Insider Threat
- Joydip Kanjilal, Microsoft most valuable professional in ASP.Net; Microsoft Coder
- Mark MacCarthy, vice president for public policy at the Software & Information Industry Association; Tech Policy Perspectives
- Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO at Damo Consulting Inc.; Healthcare Technology Trends
- Paul Raines, chief information security officer for the United Nations Development Programme;
Blog: Global CISO
- See the latest IDG Contributor Network posts by following @IDGCN
“One element that has played into the success of the program is peer-based, unbiased commentary. This guideline will continue to be important as we enhance our position as the relied-upon location for both technology expertise, news and leadership insights as well as peer insights,” Carpenter continued.
Technology experts with strong writing skills and a unique perspective are encouraged to apply. Strict guidelines have been established to ensure that content is not promotional, or attempting to sell products or services to readers. Applications are vetted according to these guidelines.
Traits of successful contributors are:
- Unique insight and expertise in technology
- Strong writing and grammar skills
- Ability to commit to a regular frequency for contributing blogs
- Willingness to share your posts with your social networks
Types of content not accepted:
- Promotional or biased content
- Non-enterprise related content
Technology vendors are invited to share their insights through the BrandPost program. Providing a similar user experience as the IDG Enterprise editorial blogs, this native advertising approach allows technology vendors to share expertise with IT decision-makers visiting our websites. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier high-tech B2B media, data and services company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. IDG’s DEMO conferences provide a platform for today’s most innovative and eye-opening technologies to publically launch their solutions.
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