For TechRepublic:Drew Douglas or Liz WarinCorporate Technology Communications(312) For Summit Strategies:Katie Lybrook(617)
Partnership Expands Leading IT Site’s Depth and Content for CIOs
LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 17, 2000TechRepublic, the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals, announced today an exclusive content partnership with Summit Strategies (, a forward-thinking market strategy, research, and consulting firm for information technology and communications vendors. The partnership will provide TechRepublic’s more than 750,000 registered members direct access to select articles from Summit Strategies’ extensive library of information on Internet applications hosting. This content from Summit Strategies’ SummitVision newsletter will be featured in a weekly column on the TechRepublic’s CIO Republic and through weekly TechMail newsletters.

“Summit Strategies offers TechRepublic CIOs important news and analysis of issues that affect their professional career,” said Tom Cottingham, founder and CEO of TechRepublic. “Our partnership with Summit Strategies is another example of TechRepublic adding to our wealth of IT-related content designed to engage, inform, and educate IT professionals at all levels.”

“TechRepublic’s CIO Republic site presents IT executives with a valuable forum for accessing Summit Strategies’ strategic e-business strategy analysis,” said Tom Kucharvy, president and CEO of Summit Strategies. “The site will expose our work to more IT professionals and give registered members access to highlighted findings from our in-depth research in the areas of Internet applications hosting, B2B pervasive computing, and business portals and e-marketplaces.”

Summit Strategies content will appear in the CIO Republic. An archive that collects articles less than six months old will allow members to find information on different aspects of the IT industry as well as market analysis. Additionally, TechRepublic members are invited to provide feedback in a survey at the end of each article.

“Our relationship with Summit Strategies is the latest initiative in our strategy to offer our members the Web’s most complete IT information and analysis,” said Paul Baldwin, CIO community editor of TechRepublic. “This partnership is another example of the IT publishing world recognizing the importance of connecting with IT pros over today’s most engaging medium, the World Wide Web.”

About Summit Strategies, Inc.
Summit Strategies is the leading provider of research and information about the emerging markets, technologies, and strategies that will change the rules of competition in the technology industry. Through in-depth analyses of business-to-business Internet applications hosting, wireless/mobile technologies, and portals and e-marketplaces, Summit Strategies helps its clients define, manage, and capitalize on the most significant opportunities created by the new digital economy. Established in 1984, Summit Strategies’ compelling research reports, one-on-one interactions with senior analysts, and consulting services help senior executives and strategic planners anticipate, define, and capitalize on fast-paced industry shifts.

About TechRepublic
TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals. TechRepublic was acquired by GartnerGroup, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) 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. 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 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.