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CIO.com Enhances Design and Functionality for a Consistent Visitor and Advertiser Experience Across Smartphones, Tablets and Desktops

Site Redesign Incorporates Responsive Design Technology While Maintaining Award-Winning Content

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 -- IDG Enterprise -- the leading enterprise technology media company composed of Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld -- reveals an enhanced design and greater functionality for CIO.com. The award-winning site incorporates responsive design technology to scale editorial and advertising content to the user's screen size, whether they are accessing CIO.com with a smartphone, tablet or desktop.

"Technology decision-makers are mobile and want the flexibility to search for information no matter what tools they have access to at that moment," said Matthew Yorke, CEO, IDG Enterprise. "This consistent experience allows our visitors to get the information they need from CIO.com to keep their businesses agile, no matter when or where a question arises."

Website Enhancements Include:

  • CIO.com enhanced through use of responsive design, including HTML5 and CSS3, to ensure usability and consistency for visitors using smartphones, tablets or desktops.
  • High-quality content remains the key focus, while further showcasing the author. Additionally, hand-curated content pages will be incorporated on trending technologies such as Healthcare and Consumer Tech.
  • Visually enticing design with more prominent graphics and less pagination for a smoother reading experience, while maintaining ad impression impact.
  • Increased integration of social sharing tools for enhanced community building.
  • New navigation tools to optimize reader time-onsite, including lists showing what's trending at the moment, a drop-down menu showcasing what other visitors are reading, and the top stories as selected by CIO editors.
  • Single, searchable "Resource Library" supporting all types of lead-generation content.
  • Shared functionality across IDG Enterprise sites for seamless execution of banner ads, lead generation and native advertising, making promotions more effective.

CIO.com's editorial voice, content and design remains unique to the brand, while functionality has been aligned across IDG Enterprise sites including back-end capabilities enhancing search functionality and digital asset management for displaying more images and video content. Navigation has migrated to a menu icon, next to the website logo, where visitors can navigate to key sections. Ads and promotional units are highlighted in a "deconstructed" right rail optimizing effectiveness and native advertising will be threaded intuitively throughout the site.

"The recent changes support the goals of CIO.com in that it is now more of a community for our readers to engage with our award-winning content as well as with their peers & industry leaders socially," said Brian Carlson, editorial director/editor in chief, CIO.com. "The new site emphasizes our trusted, expert writers who our audience looks to when investigating technologies for their day-to-day needs."

About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, CSO, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. IDG's DEMO conferences provide a platform for today's most innovative and eye-opening technologies to publically launch their solutions.

Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com
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