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BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 25, 2000 – Targeting Web developers and senior IT professionals,, the IDG Online Network, today announced the launch of Web Solutions World ( As part of the Net Plus Program, Web Solutions World is a global, customized online information network with the tagline, “The Better Way to Build Your Business.”


Through Web Solutions World, readers gain access to non-biased, third party information on leading edge Web solutions, regulatory issues and Internet culture to help them make critical business and technology purchase decisions integral to evolving their enterprise. Web Solutions World features aggregated daily content from’s worldwide network of online sites and publications, including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World Fusion, PC World and

“Today’s Web developers, IT professionals and senior business executives require a single resource of non-biased information that cuts through to the most tangible, relevant issues impacting key Web-focused purchase and partner decisions. With Web Solutions World, we have created that resource,” said Jeff Julian, president and publisher, “Utilizing our network of resources and industry expertise, readers can take advantage of IDG’s research, analysis and insight on breaking news and trends on topics such as XML implementation, emerging ASP models, Web-based workflow solutions, and distributed operations management.”’s Net Plus Programs provide companies with effective, targeted vehicles that effectively leverage the Internet and bridges online and offline marketing programs. Sponsors of Web Solutions World benefit from logo-based branding in IDG print and online publications; banner advertising across; e-mail newsletter message delivery to subscribers; online partner pages and hot links to the sponsor company’s website; and comprehensive reporting of campaign metrics. Current sponsors include Microsoft, Compaq, Aladdin, Visual Insights, SurfControl and Webridge.

In addition to reader polls and forums focusing on questions such as, “What improvements does your e-commerce site need most?,” and “Will spam email ever go away?,” Web Solutions World features daily news feeds organized into the following channels: Top News, Connectivity, e-Commerce, Applications, and Systems. For a limited time, readers who sign up for the Web Solutions World e-mail newsletter are automatically entered to win a Compaq iPac Personal Audio Player.

About is the IDG Online Network, the world's largest network of technology specific Web sites. Accessible to readers via the Web site, comprises more than 270 IDG Web sites in 70 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Network World, CIO and PC World product families. serves the needs of technology decision-makers across the globe by providing local content, personalization, search, product information and up-to-the-hour technology news and analysis. is powered by the world's only global IT news organization, which has 2,000 journalists in 80 countries reporting from every continent in the world.

Through its Global Web Advertising Network, provides technology advertisers an easy process for executing campaigns across any combination of IDG Web sites, in multiple regions of the world, providing the broadest reach to the most influential technology buyers on the Web today. IDG's 270 online communities offer the highest degree of targeting because they attract loyal, engaged IT buyers with well-defined information needs. is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

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