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CMP Channel&aposs CRN and VARBusiness Bolsters Editorial Team, Gearing Up for Stronger Channel Coverage in the New Year

MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Channel's CRN and VARBusiness today announced that it is bolstering its editorial department while gearing up for even more comprehensive editorial coverage of Solution Providers in the new year. With four promotions and a new hire, the Channel continues to invest in its editorial staff. Earlier this week, the Channel announced that Andrew Hickey, a Tech Target veteran, was added to CRN and VARBusiness' staff as senior editor covering infrastructure technologies.

MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ — CMP Channel's CRN and VARBusiness today announced that it is bolstering its editorial department while gearing up for even more comprehensive editorial coverage of Solution Providers in the new year. With four promotions and a new hire, the Channel continues to invest in its editorial staff. Earlier this week, the Channel announced that Andrew Hickey, a Tech Target veteran, was added to CRN and VARBusiness' staff as senior editor covering infrastructure technologies.

"The CMP Channel has done an excellent job delivering Channel focused content to the Solution Provider community to help them drive their businesses and build their revenues," said Robert DeMarzo, Editorial Director, CMP Channel. "As we get ready for a new year of Solution Provider information demand, these editorial changes will help us continue to deliver in-depth news and analysis on critical events shaping the IT channel. I welcome Stefanie to our team and congratulate Ed, Jennifer, Mario and Fahmida on their hard work and accomplishments."

Edward F. Moltzen has been promoted to Managing Editor Test Center. Moltzen covers systems and printers as well as peripherals and writes "The Chart," a web log focusing on the business aspects of high tech. With more than 13 years at CMP, Moltzen has written on a variety of topics and has won awards for his coverage of IBM, Microsoft and Dell.

Jennifer Hagendorf Follet, who has been covering the IT channel for more than 10 years, was promoted to Managing Editor Technology. She currently manages CRNtech, a monthly publication that focuses on technology for the solution provider community. She also covers networking and VoIP for CRN, VARBusiness and ChannelWeb.com.

Mario Morejon of CRN's Test Center has been promoted to Senior Technology Editor. Morejon covers content management, business intelligence, portal software, XML software, enterprise applications, application servers, application integration, CRM, Web design, databases, SOA, Web services, programming technologies, application development, quality assurance tools, data modeling, data mining, business process management, knowledge-management related technologies including collaboration, productivity middleware, project management, office suites and applications.

Fahmida Rashid, also of CRN's Test Center, has been promoted to Senior Technology Editor. Rashid looks at client technologies, storage, and virtualization as well as open source software and networking. She is focused on overall technology trends and analyzing how they can benefit different businesses.

In addition, Stefanie Hoffman joins CMP Channel as a Reporter for CRN and VARBusiness.

About CMP Channel (www.cmpchannelgroup.com)

CMP Channel is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its family of channel solutions which include CRN and VARBusiness, the ChannelWeb network, XChange Events and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.

Contact Kate Spellman CMP Channel 516.562.7383 kspellman@cmp.com

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