UBM Tech Unveils the New Community-Driven Networking Computing

Online Community for IT Architects Provides Forum for Technical Advice, Commentary and Discussions

/ PRNewswire / — UBM Tech today announced the new community-driven Network Computing (networkcomputing.com), an interactive platform for the IT infrastructure community to connect through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Now complementing its real-world technical editorial coverage is perspective from more than 100 community contributors, including infrastructure architects and engineers. Network Computing will also combine forces with UBM Tech powerhouses, InformationWeek and Interop, to host live community gatherings throughout the year.
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“For 25 years, Network Computing has been a trusted resource for IT leaders and practitioners, providing in-depth analysis on new and emerging technologies, as well as real-world advice on implementation and operations,” said Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief, Network Computing. “Today we are uniting the resources of our editors and market experts with the knowledge and experience that comes from IT practitioners to create a central place to foster the technical IT conversation. Our new forum allows our community members to solve problems, exchange ideas and build relationships.”

Network Computing is a trusted resource for IT architects and engineers who must understand business requirements, as well as build and manage the infrastructures to meet their company's needs. Enterprise IT environments evolve quickly, and IT professionals count on Network Computing to show them the how and why behind next-generation networks, data centers, storage systems, communications, and cloud architectures.

Core sections of Network Computing include:

  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Wireless
  • Data Center
  • Unified Communications
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Applications
  • Careers and Certifications

Community contributors include:

  • Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect, Carenection
  • Howard Marks, Founder and Chief Scientist, Deepstorage LLC
  • Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
  • Greg Ferro, Network Architect
  • Lee H. Badman, Wireless Network Architect, Syracuse University
  • Michele Chubirka, Senior Security Architect
  • Bill Kleyman, Virtualization & Cloud Solutions Architect, MTM Technologies
  • Mark Melvin, CTO, ePlus Technologies
  • Tom Hollingsworth, Analyst, Gesttitle IT
  • Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
  • Stuart Miniman, Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon
  • Lisa Phifer, President, Core Competence

Network Computing is the latest in a series of groundbreaking online community-platform launches from UBM Tech. The InformationWeek community platform launched in November 2013, and has seen a significant lift in engagement with a 40 percent increase in comments, and a 22 percent increase in page views. EE Times' site launched in July 2013, and has experienced similar increases, attesting to UBM Tech's unique community-based online model. UBM Tech launched the Dark Reading information security community last month.

The Network Computing editorial team is led by Fogarty. Other editorial team members include:

  • Marcia Savage, Managing Editor
  • Andrew Conry-Murray, Director of Content and Community, Interop, and former Network Computing Editor

Network Computing invites IT professional community subject matter experts and other market experts to help shape the future of the IT industry on its site, NetworkComputing.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

For Network Computing editorial inquiries, contact Susan Fogarty at susan.fogarty@ubm.com. For marketing partnerships and other general inquires, contact Monique Luttrell at monique.luttrell@ubm.com. For advertising opportunities, visit CreateYourNextCustomer.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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