Drew Douglas or Elizabeth MillunchickCorporate Technology Communications(312) 832-9300ddouglas@ctcomm.comemillunchick@ctcomm.com
Linking IT Training Content and Tools Will Ease Information Access to IT Community
LOUISVILLE, Ky., December 5, 2000—TechRepublic, Inc., the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals, announced today it has enhanced its in-depth information on training issues for IT managers and support professionals on its award-winning Web site.

Reflecting the shifting needs of the industry, the site features special IT training channels as part of the IT Manager Republic and Support Republic communities. TechRepublic (www.techrepublic.com) is an independent arm of Gartner Group, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB), the world’s leading business technology advisor, based in Stamford, CT.

On the Web site, the IT Manager Republic now has a new channel devoted exclusively to advice on classroom and online training, training careers, and managing a training department. And a channel featuring training tips now features enhanced content as part of Support Republic.

“Information technology is among the most adaptable and dynamic industries in today’s New Economy,” said Max Smith, president and chief operating officer at TechRepublic. “Adding IT training information to the IT Manager and Support Republics responds to the dynamics of the IT profession, as well as the changing needs of our million-plus members.”

“Our Manager and Support members who have IT training responsibilities want access to these topics in the places they visit most,” said Veronica Combs, editor in chief, IT Communities, at TechRepublic. “These new channels will assure IT managers and support professionals that their departments are always up-to-date on the latest certification and training issues.”

TechRepublic continues to offer useful information, tools, and opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction to CIOs, IT managers, network administrators, support professionals, and IT consultants.

About TechRepublic
TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals. Gartner Group, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) acquired TechRepublic in March 2000. With the Gartner relationship, TechRepublic provides its members with the largest and most comprehensive source of IT community, content, and research available anywhere. In August 2000, TechRepublic acquired ITRadar, the leading marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of IT services. TechRepublic’s services include IT industry news, analysis, columns, articles, downloads, career-management tips, forums, a job directory, a peer directory, a 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 chief information officer, chief technology officer, and other executives; IT Consultant Republic features content specifically tailored to today’s consultant; IT Manager Republic provides information and resources for managers; IT Support Republic’s solutions assist help desk professionals; and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network administrators.