IDG Media Pvt Lts has launched a specialist magazine for IT Managers working on the Windows platform. Titled ‘Windows World’, the magazine would be published once every two months with a targeted, qualified controlled circulation of 20,000 copies. The magazine will provide comprehensive information on the management and deployment of Microsoft operating systems, applications and related topics.
N Bringi Dev, President, IDG Media, said, “Our close interaction with the enterprise IT user community revealed a gap in the information needs of IT managers and professionals. With ‘Windows World’ we not only close that gap, but set a new benchmark with a truly international publication. ‘Windows World’, together with ‘CIO’, now allows IDG to cover the Indian enterprise IT space comprehensively.”
Speaking at the launch, Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, Microsoft India, said, “This initiative by IDG India is highly commendable. With its high editorial standards and international leverage, we are confident that ‘Windows World’ will benefit not only the users of Microsoft Windows-based products, but the community of IT professionals as a whole.”
Commenting on the editorial focus of ‘Windows World’, Vijay Ramachandran, Editor-in-Chief, IDG Media, said, “Our brief was clear – to be an independent and accurate source of information that would better equip IT professionals to manage systems and applications based on the Windows platform. The magazine features various sections that meet all information needs of IT professionals – product launches, implementation case studies, expert opinion and how-tos. We have also simultaneously launched the ‘Windows World’ website www.windowsworld.in, which is a rich repository of supplementary information and resources such as patches, tools and software that every IT professional can use at work.”
‘Windows World’ has also found support from many vendor organisations such as AMD, APC, EMC, Emerson, HP, LG, Tyco and Wipro, to name a few, who have participated as advertisers in the inaugural issue.