IDG late last week promoted CXO president Michael Friedenberg to CEO of all enterprise brands -- Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, CSO, IT World, and Industry Standard. Former Computerworld CEO Matt Sweeney now reports directly to IDG CEO Bob Carrigan, an IDG spokesman tells us.
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.