Drew Douglas or Elizabeth MillunchickCorporate Technology Communications(312) 832-9300ddouglas@ctcomm.comemillunchick@ctcomm.com
Investment Powerhouse Provides IT Professionals
Access to Wealth of Investment Research and Information
LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 31, 2000—TechRepublic, Inc., the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals, announced today that Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. (NYSE: MWD) will deliver investment research to TechRepublic’s one million members. TechRepublic is an independent arm of Gartner Group Inc., (NYSE: IT and ITB), the world’s leading business technology advisor based in Stamford, CT.

Under terms of the relationship, TechRepublic members will have access to financial and corporate information on the leading technology stocks and companies investors want to know about. Leading financial analysts at the preeminent global financial-services firm will provide TechRepublic members a summary of financial and company information regarding technology stocks. The information will be delivered to members via TechMails, TechRepublic’s free subscription-based IT-focused electronic-mail newsletters read by TechRepublic members across all levels of the IT profession.

The daily “Tech Stock Roundup” TechMail will feature several research abstracts containing comments and analysis of technology stocks by the firm’s analysts. Each week, TechRepublic members will be asked which of the week’s previously reviewed stocks they would like additional information about. The most popular stock chosen will be profiled as an in-depth review as part of the weekly “Tech Stock of the Week” TechMail. Members also can link directly to the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Web site for more detailed information on specific stocks, and to engage in trading opportunities.

“IT professionals are among the most technologically savvy and financially astute players in the New Economy,” said Max Smith, president and chief operating officer of TechRepublic. “With access to financial and investment information previously available only to clients of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, TechRepublic members will have the financial perspective for intelligent investing decisions for their enterprise, as well as for their own investment portfolios.”

“This partnership with TechRepublic will allow us to deliver our research insights to a broad group of technology professionals and investors. It also provides us with a unique platform, through the use of surveys, to better understand the impact of new technologies in the marketplace,” said Charles Phillips, Managing Director and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s Enterprise Software Analyst.

IT professionals can sign up to receive the free TechRepublic-Morgan Stanley Dean Witter TechMails at http://www.techrepublic.com/techmails.jhtml. These investing-related TechMails join a growing list of TechRepublic subscription-based e-mail newsletters that offer daily technical tips, career counseling, and IT advice from TechRepublic and Gartner experts, as well as nationally syndicated columnists. Presently, TechRepublic members can subscribe to TechMails on more than 50 IT-related topics. TechRepublic distributes nearly two million TechMails each week.

About Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. is a market leader in securities, asset management, and credit services. The company’s top-ranked research along with world-class product origination, asset-management, and other extensive resources allow individual and institutional clients to access the financial-services industry’s most comprehensive array of high-quality products and services. The company, with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and other principal financial centers around the world, has 506 branch offices in the United States serving individual investors.

About TechRepublic
TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals. It 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. In August 2000, TechRepublic acquired ITRadar, the leading IT marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of information-technology 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 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; and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network administrators.