Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Transcon information magazines
acquired by IT World Canada

[UPDATE: A very good summary of Transcon's entry into and exit from, the world of IT publishing, is provided on Mastheadonline (sub req'd).]

IT World Canada, a division of technology publishing giant International Data Group (IDG), has announced that is has acquired all the assets of Transcontinental Media's information technology division.

The Transcon titles moving under the IT World banner are Computing Canada, Communications and Networking, Computer Dealer News, Direction Informatique, Technology in Government, Edge, Guide d'Acheteur and Québec Vert, plus the related internet portal itbusiness.ca.

These are now part of a stable of technology print magazines such as CIO Canada, Network World Canada, ComputerWorld Canada, CIO Governments' Review, and IT Focus. IT World Canada also operates a network of IT trade and consumer shows. It operates events like the Lac Carling Congress and a series of executive breakfasts for IT executives.

Parent company IDG publishes more than 300 titles worldwide, in 49 countries.

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