Doug Dineley, InfoWorld

Doug Dineley - Executive Editor, InfoWorld Test Center
August 2007

 

The online effect

InfoWorld's online-only approach hasn't changed overall coverage, except for what Doug calls "the online effect" that pushes reviews "toward more timeliness," and "more previews of high-profile products." Example: Lotus Notes and Domino 8. Doug expects about 200 reviews this year, down from 300 as maturing product categories "go by the wayside," (i.e. host-based intrusion prevention.) In their place, look for more SOA, virtualization, open source, green IT, enterprise data protection.

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Peter Whitehead, Financial Times

Peter Whitehead, digital business editor
Financial Times
July 2007

 

FT Readership

Circ U.S: 150K; Global: 450K to 500K, catering to a "niche, dedicated and active audience."

Digital Business

Digital Business is FT's regular supplement on information technology. Published with the global edition 16 times a year, Peter describes it as a "chance for FT to dig deeper into a subject that is vital to a large number of our business readers." The focus is not the technology itself but on "IT as used by business… to make money, save money, stay out of jail, those sorts of things." There is an associated podcast published a week before each print issue, and extra material published online as well.

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Deni Connor, Network World

Deni Connor, Senior Editor
Network World
July 2007

 

 

 

 

A dimension of empathy

Having been in marketing for 17 years before deciding to work for LAN Times (which was owned by Novell circa 1988), Deni has seen “a complete revolution of the circle.” While many thought “mainframes were going away… most business still rely on mainframe for critical apps.” Even though she’s been around a long time, she is very approachable and constantly interested in learning as much as she can about the evolving tech landscape.

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Rob Preston, InformationWeek

Rob Preston, EIC
InformationWeek
July 2007

 

"Long-term" changes

In spite of the early summer layoffs at CMP, InformationWeek's staff grew, up five or six full-time editors and ditto for technical feature writers. Rob says the changes both in staffing and restructuring position InformationWeek for "long term growth… for online and events, as well as print. Now we can get back to just producing good product."

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Jim Rapoza, eWeek

Jim Rapoza, chief technology analyst
eWeek
July 2007

 

 

The new Ziff Davis

 

In the wake of the sale to Insight Venture Partners, the remaining eWeek staffers are enjoying a boost in morale, according to Jim. Debt free and with the promise of investment from the new owners, things are looking up. Expect the staff to grow and note the following changes already in place:

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Victoria Murphy Barret, Forbes

Victoria Murphy Barret, associate editor
Forbes Magazine
June 2007

 

The Beat

Victoria likes to call it "software in Silicon Valley" (with a basic emphasis on enterprise). She writes often in the first- and second-person - a highly voiced style. She averages about 20 articles a year but the total varies by story length and amount of reporting needed. She also writes a regular monthly column that "looks more at start-ups," and you'll also find her frequently on Forbes on Fox.

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Dan Goodin, The Register

Dan Goodin, reporter
The Register
May 2007

 

On the move in the U.S.

The Register, based in the UK, boasts 2.2 million readers in the U.S., according to "independently verified" company figures. Compare that to eWeek's 1.8 million, Computerworld's 1.4 million or InfoWorld's 1.2 million. To continue the momentum, The Register is building out its San Francisco operations with plans to hire seven Bay Area reporters; Dan was one, Austin Modine joined in March and #3 starts June 1st..

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Jason Pontin, Technology Review

Jason Pontin, EIC and Publisher
Technology Review
 
Freelance columnist
The New York Times Circuits section

May 2007

 

The new Technology Review

Jason enjoys the challenge of holding both the editor and publisher titles at the oldest technology magazine in the world (1899). His responsibilities include print circulation, web sites, advertising, events, list rental, and webinars, staffing, you name it. "They asked me to make them proud… meet budgets… and to sketch out what a modern publishing company might look like," so he "turned it upside down." He halved the frequency of the print publication, and allowed it to "focus on what print does best: images and longer format investigative stories." They also launched a daily news website publishing three to five stories a day, including video, blogs, vlogs, mobile and recently launched text to speech (podcast) that allows all TR stories to be heard on mobile devices and PCs.

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Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld

Jaikumar Vijayan, senior editor
Computerworld
April 2007
 

The Beat

Information security and data privacy: Breaches, securing enterprise data, regulations and legislation. While security used to be "virus and worms," the focus today has changed to an information risk and operational risk standpoint, says Jai.

 

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