CMP Restructuring

Sorry to just quote a press release here, but I got this notice when I visited CMP’s website today:

An Important Announcement from United Business Media and CMP

On February 29, United Business Media (UBM) announced that it is transforming CMP into four independent media and information services businesses. These four new organizations are divisions of UBM, a $2.5 billion global business media company.

Each of the four new businesses will be agile, innovative and highly engaged with the communities it serves. Please click on the logos below to learn more:

TechWeb, formerly CMP’s Business Technology Group, is the global leader in business technology media connecting more than 10 million technology buyers and sellers worldwide.

Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the global leader in Channel execution and the one stop shop for the indirect sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world.

TechInsights, formerly CMP’s Electronics Group, is a global media, professional services and marketing services business that serves decision makers in the electronics industry – the Creators of Technology.

Think Services, formerly CMP’s Game, Dr. Dobb’s and International Customer Management Group, connects specialized communities worldwide using innovative media, educational events, consulting, training and certification.

Press release at




What does this mean to GDC?

Not much. Same people in charge there, it looks like.

GDC might be “branded” with the Think Services logo rather than the CMP logo, but beyond that I don’t know.