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It's harder than ever to find someone to review your IT product. Labs are folding left and right, but eWeek Labs is still standing tall.
IDG has combined CXO Media and Network World into a single organization called CXO Media Network World. Michael Friedenberg is CEO and president of the new group; Network World's John Gallant is executive VP and GM. The new organization, in part, is modeled after IDG's PCW Communications, which houses PC World and MacWorld under one corporate roof.
No layoffs have resulted, though IDG seeks to develop "shared services" that may produce a few down the line.
Ashlee Vance, enterprise tech reporter
The New York Times
At last! A major title invests in enterprise editorial! The New York Times this fall hired Ashlee Vance and assigned him to the long-ignored enterprise technology beat.
Perhaps predictably, Forrester Research CEO George Colony sees tech spending holding up fairly well in the recession.
The afternoon sun pours through the south-facing window of Fortune assistant managing editor Jim Aley, and not even a jumbo floor fan can keep him from feeling the heat. Perhaps it's fitting: Aley's job is to publish fresh, compelling tech stories twice a month in a world where hundreds of competitors blog and Tweet around the clock. Can PR pros help him?
Former InfoWorld Test Center analyst Mario Apicella has joined former IDG colleague Deni Connor's independent analyst firm, Storage Strategies Now (SSG-Now), as director of its Technology and Validation Service. In this capacity, Apicella will will test networked storage products under contract for SSG-Now clients. Instead of testing products for InfoWorld readers, Apicella now will report his findings privately, to vendors, to guide their product development and marketing strategies.
"We aren't going to comment on management changes -- we never do," says a Forbes spokeswoman in response to last week's Valleywag rumor that Forbes.com and Forbes magazine will become a single organization with Forbes.com CEO Jim Spanfeller at the top.