CMP Media's VARBusiness Named Best B-to-B Computing Publication in Eddie Awards Competition

Wins Silver Awards for Online and Cover Design at Folio Show

Oct 30, 2003

CMP Media's VARBusiness magazine was honored with a gold Eddie Award as best publication in the Business-to-Business Computing category at the 2003 Folio: Show, held in New York City on Oct. 28. The presentation was made during the show's prestigious Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala.

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The Eddie Award, for editorial excellence, honors VARBusiness for fulfillment of its mission and quality of its content. The judges from a wide variety range of prestigious publications cited the June 24, 2002, VARBusiness 500 issue which features an exhaustive editorial package revolving around the ranking of the largest solution providers and integrators.

In addition, VARBusiness magazine's Web component,, was lauded with a silver Eddie Award in the online, business-to-business category.

On the design side, VARBusiness also took home a silver Ozzie Award for best cover in the business-to-business category for magazines with circulation above 100,000. The honor was based on the Nov. 18, 2002, issue which featured "The Harsh New Realities" on its cover. VARBusiness was the only computer publication to be a finalist in this category.

"These awards reaffirm our commitment to the mission of serving the unique information needs of solution providers and business and technology integrators," says VARBusiness Editorial Director Robert C. DeMarzo. "We are gratified to be acknowledged for our content and design efforts both in print and online."

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 16 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site,

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

   Contact:  Gordon Plutsky
             VARBusiness Magazine
             (516) 562-7766

             Jason Chupick
             Plesser Associates
             (212) 420-8383 x 208


CONTACT: Gordon Plutsky of VARBusiness Magazine, +1-516-562-7766; or
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