CMP Media's TechWeb Network Launches Managing Offshore

The Essential Guide for In-Depth Reports on Global Sourcing; Written for Global Sourcing Managers and Global Project Managers;

PRNewswire
MANHASSET, N.Y.
May 19, 2004

CMP Media's TechWeb Network today announced the launch of Managing Offshore, the first online publication targeted at solving the complex information needs of executives involved in global sourcing issues. Available by paid subscription only, Managing Offshore analyzes and provides reports on the global sourcing of services including application development, application maintenance, infrastructure, business process outsourcing, and call/contact centers.

Managing Offshore provides in-depth reports on topics such as on how to find the best global locations for companies, explorations of local markets, as well as on cost-reduction and moving jobs overseas. Each issue contains two main reports as well as content authored by notable experts. Managing Offshore will be published twelve times per year.

"Offshoring has morphed from being a tactical solution into a strategic imperative for success in today's economy," said Rusty Weston, founding editor, Managing Offshore and editor, InformationWeek Research for CMP Media. "Managing offshore business operations involves honing a complex set of skills unlike anything else in the corporate world. Managing Offshore provides readers with the information they need to succeed."

Managing Offshore is edited by Rusty Weston. Weston's background blends journalism and research in the fluid world of Information Technology. A 20 year veteran journalist, Weston also directs InformationWeek magazine's editorial studies, including the InformationWeek 500, Optimize Executive Reports and the nation's largest IT compensation study, among other products. Weston began fielding global studies in 1999, including the Global Information Security survey, one of the largest of its kind. InformationWeek Research data appears in some of the nation's most prestigious academic journals and has been cited by CNN and USA Today among other leading media. Until recently, Weston managed InformationWeek.com, which received the Jesse Neal Award in 2001, one of the nation's most prestigious journalism honors.

The May issue of Managing Offshore covers why global sourcing managers almost always select vendors that boast certifications in process disciplines and analyzes the rise of sourcing contracts known as hybrids that appeal to managers and vendors because they combine the best of fixed and variable pricing strategies. The publication's editors will also debut the Managing Offshore Index, featuring 20 of the largest and most influential companies in the burgeoning offshore outsourcing space.

In the coming months, Managing Offshore will spotlight groundbreaking market research and report on innovations in offshore relationships. Each month the publication will publish one or more columns by thought leaders in the realm of contract law, project management, change management, intercultural strategies and regulatory issues among other core areas of concern.

Subscription rates for Managing Offshore are $495 per year. To download a free copy of the May issue or to subscribe, go to www.ManagingOffshore.com.

Outsourcing Pipeline Now Online

Outsourcing Pipeline, part of TechWeb's series of topically focused websites devoted to providing business technology professionals with the news and information they need to be successful, is now available online at www.OutsourcingPipeline.com.

Led by veteran technology journalist Don St. John, Outsourcing Pipeline brings together the news and information that IT professionals need to manage all aspects of outsourcing as well as a comprehensive topic-focused Product Finder. Additionally, technology professionals interested in receiving a weekly e-mail newsletter can subscribe to the newsletter on the website.

For sponsorship opportunities associated with the TechWeb Network sites, contact Tracey Hagan at thagan@cmp.com or 215.321.7555 or visit the TechWeb Network's online media kit at http://www.techweb.com/mediakit.

About CMP's TechWeb Network

CMP Media's TechWeb (http://www.techweb.com/) 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 (http://www.cmp.com/) 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.

   Contact:
   Michael Grover
   CMP Media's TechWeb Network
   781.839.1213
   mgrover@cmp.com

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC

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