New Online Community Will Help IT Decision Makers Transform Education

Educational IT will focus on how IT decision makers in K-12 and higher education can best implement new technologies for education, administration, and business

May 3, 2012

NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM today launched Educational IT (, an online community for IT decision makers committed to deploying technology to K-12 schools and higher education, making their institutions more effective at teaching and doing business.

The site is a leading provider of information and analysis on the future of educational IT amid changes brought on by the convergence of multiple technological and social forces. It is a community that engages insightful voices and opinions to shed light on the important issues surrounding the impact of technology on learning institutions, and a vehicle for IT decision makers to seek the advice and guidance of their peers. Daily blogs and busy message boards will be complemented by regular live chats and Webcasts about technical, managerial, and cultural issues that engage IT decision makers implementing mobile strategies, social media, enterprise hardware and software, social media, and other advanced technologies.

Experienced technology journalist and marketer Mitch Wagner has been named editor in chief. Over more than 20 years, Wagner has written about the use of technology at the enterprise level, IT management, emerging technologies, Apple, and Google. He has managed successful social media marketing and blogging campaigns. His experience includes work with The CMO Site, Computerworld, and InformationWeek.

"The Educational IT site isn't just about technology. Rather, it's about technology changing the fundamental nature of education, with IT decision makers shouldering the important responsibility to lead that change," says Wagner. "IT decision makers can look to each other for the best guidance, and the Educational IT site is the community to pull them together."

The site is published by UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM.

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About Educational IT
Founded in May 2012, Educational IT ( is an online community for IT decision makers responsible for implementing technologies, policies, and strategies to address the educational, administrative, and business requirements of K-12 and higher education. The site features daily blogs, message boards, and live chats to help to advance the discussion around the many issues generated by Educational IT.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM ( is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than two dozen successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and professional information – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM plc, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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