The International Data Group (IDG ), headquartered in Boston, U.S., today is the worldwide leader in the fields of IT media, IT research, conferences and exhibitions. The media company was founded in 1964 by Patrick J. McGovern († 2014), who served until his death as owner and board of directors.

IDG currently publishes over 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide in approximately 85 countries. Only 175 of them appear in the big title lines Computerworld / InfoWorld (German: Computers week), PC World (German: PC World ), Mac World (German: Macwelt ), Network World, Channel World (German: Channel Partner ) and CIO. More than 280 million people regularly refer to one of these titles. In addition, the portfolio of the media company comprising numerous Internet offers: 460 Internet sites from over 97 countries, including a number of web -only titles that are available on the World Wide Web. Worldwide a total of more than 13,000 people are employed at IDG, of which more than 2,000 journalists in the various IDG editors.

German subsidiary of IDG IDG Communications Media AG, headquartered in Munich.

The IDG Communications Media AG is a 100 percent subsidiary of IDG Inc., Boston. Executive Board of the German AG York von Heimburg, Chairman of the Board in March 2014, Patrick J. McGovern. In fiscal year 2011/2012, the company sold a total of 95.4 million euros.

Under the umbrella of IDG Communications Media AG operate the

  • IDG Business Media GmbH
  • IDG Tech Media GmbH
  • IDG Entertainment Media GmbH
  • IDG online worlds GmbH
  • IDG TechNetwork GmbH
  • Market research firm IDC Central Europe GmbH

As independent companies. In Germany IDG is available as a complete service provider for the ICT sector with a focus on media, corporate services, events, and comprehensive data pools for different target groups operate.

The German -language magazine portfolio of IDG media brands includes the PC world, Macwelt, iphone world, iPadWelt, AndroidWelt, Linux World, Star Game, GamePro, Making Games and Sims magazine and the Computer Week, CIO and channel partners.

On the Internet, IDG is with its various media brands, the corporate website, the Young entertainment network, the consumer - technology blog, the lead generation platform www.central -, the webzine for technology-oriented IT professionals and currently the only online advertising network for the technology sector in Germany, IDG TechNetwork, as well as the semantic news search one of the leading providers.