Drew Douglas or Lisa WahrmundCorporate Technology Communications(312) 832-9300ddouglas@ctcomm.comlwahrmund@ctcomm.com
Editorial Content and E-commerce Offerings Expand
as Online Community Swells to More Than 750,000 Registered Members

LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 14, 2000—TechRepublic (www.techrepublic.com), the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals, announced today that its award-winning site has registered more than three quarters of a million members, making it one of the largest online communities for IT professionals.

“This has been another record-breaking quarter for TechRepublic,” said Max Smith, president and chief operating officer of TechRepublic. “We continue to attract the best and brightest IT pros to our site by giving them what they can’t find anywhere else—thriving communities where they can interact with their peers, obtain useful information, and take advantage of an expanding array of e-commerce opportunities.”

From the help desk to the CIO, TechRepublic has established a rich network of communities of IT professionals. In May, the site was expanded to include a community specifically dedicated to IT consultants. TechRepublic’s membership base now reflects approximately 8 percent of the information technology population in the United States. The site is also attracting a growing segment of the international IT profession. International membership consists of IT pros from Australia, Brazil, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and more than 220 countries from around the world. Added Smith, “TechRepublic really does represent where the IT world is coming together.”

Other site statistics reflect just how popular the TechRepublic site has become. In July alone, a record 7.5 million page views were achieved. Importantly, TechRepublic’s members are not only coming to the site, they are spending increasing amounts of time there interacting with their peers, engaging in informative content, benefiting from tools and services that allow them to manage their demanding professional lives, and transacting in a rapidly growing online marketplace. TechRepublic members now spend an average of almost one-hour per month on the site.

According to Smith, the growth in membership is directly linked to the growth and expansion of the TechRepublic site itself. Since the Gartner acquisition of TechRepublic in March, TechRepublic has added Gartner’s in-depth research and analysis, including access to select reports, to benefit TechRepublic members. “We continue to expand our editorial staff, as well as our product and service offering, to better meet the unique needs of our members. As we move forward with our growth and expansion strategy, I am certain that our site will become an even greater value to IT pros everywhere.”

About TechRepublic
TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals. TechRepublic was acquired by Gartner Group, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) in March 2000. With the Gartner relationship, TechRepublic provides its members the largest and most comprehensive source of IT community, content, and research available anywhere. Services include IT industry news, analysis, columns, articles, downloads, career-management tips, forums, job directory, peer directory, vendor directory, auctions, e-commerce offerings, event listings, and electronic newsletters.

Content on TechRepublic.com is categorized by IT job segments. CIO Republic provides analysis and insight for an organization’s CIO, CTO, and other IT executives; IT Consultant Republic features content specifically tailored to today’s IT consultant; IT Manager Republic provides information and resources for IT managers; IT Support Republic’s solutions assist help desk professionals; IT Trainer Republic prepares IT trainers with a wealth of resources and advice; and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network administrators.