New Online Community to Help IT Pros Deploy Wide Area Networks

UBM TechWeb's Intelligent WAN connects network managers who run enterprise WANs

May 16, 2012

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM today launched Intelligent WAN, an online community for network managers who run wide area networks (WANs) bridging multiple locations with vital business information.

The site is a leading provider of information and analysis on the future of WANs, including application optimization and prioritization, perimeter security, MPLS IP networking, and MPLS VPNs. It is a community that engages insightful voices and opinions to shed light on the important issues surrounding wide area networking, 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.

Experienced technology journalist and marketer Mitch Wagner has been named editor in chief. In more than 20 years experience, 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, Educational IT, Computerworld, and InformationWeek.

"Wide area networks are the nervous system that businesses need to remain competitive – or even survive – in a global economy. That places network managers in a vital role in their organizations," says Wagner. "These IT professionals can look to each other for the best guidance on the important work they do, and Intelligent WAN is the platform to bring them together."

The site is published by UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM.

Click here to access Intelligent WAN.

Amy Averbook
UBM DeusM Marketing Director
(917) 743-2693

About Intelligent WAN

Founded in May 2012, Intelligent WAN ( is an online community for network managers implementing enterprise wide area networks (WANs). The site features daily blogs, message boards, and live chats to help to advance the discussion around the many issues generated by WANs.

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