Corporate Profile

IDG Global Solutions (IGS) is the centralised services division of International Data Group (IDG), the world's largest technology, media, events and research company.
Established in 1994, IGS was created to connect Technology Marketers with Purchasing Decision Makers across the globe. Now, by providing a dedicated centre of excellence for marketing departments in 90 international markets, it reaches 270 million Technology Buyers worldwide.



International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. Since its founding in 1964, IDG has been committed to helping people acquire and use technology successfully. As a result, IDG brands have become the trusted source for advice and insight into technology news and trends around the world.

Over the past 47 years, IDG has grown into a multi-billion dollar company, reaching technology audiences in more than 90 countries. In 2010, IDG had revenues of $3.16 billion and approximately 13,150 employees worldwide.

IDG's diverse products and services portfolio spans six key areas: online media, events and conferences, print publishing, lead-generation services, global marketing solutions and market research.

Online Media

The company’s global online network includes more than 460 Web sites on business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games. To ensure its audiences have access to a constant stream of real-time information and analysis, IDG’s online network is supported by more than 2,000 journalists worldwide along with the IDG News Service, a 24-hour global news organization with correspondents in bureaus around the world. The IDG TechNetwork is an online network of more than 250 independent technology Web sites complementary to IDG’s media brands. Having built the broadest network of technology content online, IDG reaches more technology buyers worldwide than any other media company.

Events and Conferences

IDG has the world's most comprehensive portfolio of technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events, producing more than 750 events in over 55 countries.

From intimate roundtables through to multi stream conferences and world leading expos, IDG's events meet the ever-changing needs of technology professionals across a wide range of industries and disciplines by delivering relevant and useful content to this critical audience. From the huge tradeshows of Macworld or LinuxWorld Expo to the conferences and awards of our ComputerWorld or CIO brands – IDG has the most unrivalled reach and expertise in the technology industry, globally.

Print Media

With approximately 200 magazines and newspapers in the IDG world family, more than 200 million people around the world read one or more of IDG's publications and view their Web sites each month. IDG's major global brands include Channel World, CIO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Techworld, Macworld, Network World and PC World. Whether delivered online or in print, IDG’s media brands provide the high-quality information audiences need to make technology purchasing decisions in ever-changing markets.

Lead Generation Solutions

With demand for online advertising and lead generation increasing worldwide, IDG is uniquely capable of bringing these services to global marketers. IDG Connect provides technology companies with access to an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers and business decision makers. IDG Market Fusion offers unique insights into IT buyers and their interactions with online information, assessing their readiness to make a technology purchase. IDG Amplify is the first social media marketing service in technology media, enabling marketers to spark dialogue about their products within online communities.


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