The Information technology market looks dramatically different today than it did when we started IDG in 1964. At that time, the United States accounted for nearly 80% of all IT spending. Today, it accounts for 40%, and the Internet is only accelerating that globalization.
For more than 37 years, IDG identified technology market changes
and trends first. The result is the most dynamic, most trusted worldwide family of publications, Web sites, research services and events in the industry. Resources that provide you with the most efficient access to technology buyers anywhere, buyers throughout the world that depend on IDG's timely and relevant information services. We've taken the lead in the largest and fastest growing markets and created globally branded product lines that reach more than 90 million buyers in 85 countries representing 95% of worldwide IT spending.
As the industry continues to evolve and new technologies emerge, one thing will remain the same. We'll continue our corporate commitment to a global marketing partnership with you. We look forward to helping you extend and strengthen your connection with IT buyers worldwide.
Patrick J. McGovern
Chairman of the Board
International Data Group