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CMP reorganizes; closes titles to focus on online assets.

CMP Technology (Manhasset, NY) has entered into a broad range of changes to its portfolio of print and media assets, part of the company's "ongoing strategic transformation into media company." The changes include the closing of three print publications and a new focus on online assets.

CMP's Business Technology unit will cease publication of both "Network Computing" and "Optimize" magazines and integrate editorial and circulation into "InformationWeek" magazine. "Network Computing" was launched in 1990 and is published six times a year for professionals who approve and purchase computer equipment and software used in a network environment. It has a controlled circulation of 220,000. "Optimize" has a controlled circulation of 70,000 and is published monthly for CIOs, CTOs and related IT executives responsible for IT expenditures. It was launched in 2001.

"InformationWeek" for launch three monthly demographic editions: "For IT, By IT," "For CIOs, By CIOs" and "Strategic Security." Also, InformationWeek.com will become the news arm of CMP's TechWeb Network while TechWeb will launch bMighty.com, a new web site for small and mid-sized companies, in August. In addition, the unit's Web 2.0 Expo, launched this year in partnership with O'Reilly Media (San Francisco, CA), will be expanding to Berlin in November, and the Interop show will expand to Berlin, Moscow and Tokyo.

CMP's Electronics unit will continue to shift news-gathering and content production resources to the online edition of "EETimes" while the company's Call Center Market unit will cease print publication of "Call Center" magazine. Currrently, the title has a controlled circulation of 60,000, including over 9000 qualified online-only subscribers.

CMP's Software Development unit, which includes "Dr. Dobb's" and the SD West Conference, will cease publication of "SysAdmin" magazine with an August issue. Launched in 1992, the monthly magazine was distributed to systems and network administrators of Unix and Linux operating systems.
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