CMP's TechWeb Network Launches New Pipeline Sites for Linux, Server and Networking

Linux Pipeline, Server Pipeline and Networking Pipeline Offer a One Stop Portal for IT Professionals

Dec 17, 2003

CMP Media's TechWeb Network today announced the launch of three new content sites targeted at IT professionals, managers, and executives interested in Linux, Servers and Networking. Linux Pipeline, Server Pipeline and Networking Pipeline are part of a series of topically focused websites.

"Business technology readers are almost always in need of comprehensive information on one thing or another, and one of our collections of sites will ultimately meet that need," said Mike Azzara, vice president, group director of Internet business, CMP Media. "We leverage the expertise that we have developed from CMP's outstanding journalists and combine the content from our print publications and online sites to deliver IT professionals with all the information we have on a specific topic. We are excited to deliver additional sites in the upcoming year."

Linux Pipeline

Linux Pipeline ( offers intelligence, hands-on experience and insights into harnessing Linux and open-source applications in the enterprise. The website includes articles, columns, reviews, tutorials, and news that help enterprises thread this needle by finding or building the right applications to solve problems and show ROI.

The Linux Pipeline editorial team brings strong operating system, development, and software knowledge to the table. Technologists' Scot Finnie and Mitch Wagner have strong review and reporting backgrounds. They are co-editors to the site and work closely with Network Computing's contributing editor Don MacVittie. See for editorial contact information.

Server Pipeline

Server Pipeline ( provides the explanatory and contextual information IT professionals need to select, install, and optimize the best and most cost-effective server technology for their infrastructure.

Server Pipeline combines original reporting with news, features, how-to's, and other information from across CMP Media's network of publications to help IT decision makers understand server technologies and options and how to make the most of them. Server Pipeline provides essential insight into the latest and greatest products, what's coming next in chip technology, what to look for in a server, as well the appropriate uses for different server types.

With more than 15 years experience in technology journalism covering the front lines of how IT is bought and sold, Jennifer D. Bosavage will server as editor of the site. See for editorial contact information.

Networking Pipeline

Networking Pipeline ( is the source for the networking news needs of the business technology buyer. The website provides a unique mix of breaking news, pertinent analysis and real-world experiences tailored for the enterprise networking professional.

Networking Pipeline will deliver news and information about what matters most in networking, including breaking news reports combined with analysis that explains why the news matters; opinions from industry thought leaders; and actual user experiences and proven best practices from the front lines to the backbones.

Paul Kapustka, a premier network computing reporter and analyst, is the editor for the site. See for editorial contact information.

Technology professionals interested in receiving weekly e-mail newsletters on one or all of the Pipeline topics can subscribe to the newsletters on each Pipeline website. Additionally, each website will feature a comprehensive topic-focused Product Finder that organizes and filters Web-based content relevant to each technology topic. Divided into discrete product segments, CMP editorial experts shape the content with input from vendors and users.

The three new sites will each have original editorial content and will also leverage the knowledge and content of the extended CMP Media family of publications, including InformationWeek, CRN, Network Computing, InternetWeek, TechWeb, VARBusiness, and others. Existing Pipeline websites include, and Additional topically focused sites on utility computing, small business and compliance are planned for the first quarter of 2004.

For sponsorship opportunities associated with these and other TechWeb Network sites, contact Tracey Hagan at or 215.321.7555.

About CMP's TechWeb Network

CMP Media's TechWeb ( is the network for Business Technology professionals with purchasing power. With up-to-the-minute IT-related news and information, TechWeb continues assisting business technology professionals make timely, well-informed buying decisions. CMP's news and information is created and managed by a team of experienced and talented journalists that know the IT industry inside and out. TechWeb debuted in 1994 as the first online news source for IT news and information on the Web.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

   Michael Grover
   CMP Media's TechWeb Network


CONTACT: Michael Grover of CMP Media's TechWeb Network, +1-781-839-1213,

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