JUPITERMEDIA LAUNCHES BITAPLANET.COM WEB SITE AND RELATED CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO BUSINESS IT ALIGNMENT(New York, NY - December 18, 2006) -- Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that its JupiterWeb division has launched bITaPlanet.com (www.bitaplanet.com/), a Web site focused on business IT alignment news and analysis. In conjunction with the launch of this new site, Jupitermedia also announced the launch of bITa USA 2007 Conference (www.bitausa.com), to be held May 21-22, 2007 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel & Conference Center.
bITaPlanet.com and the bITa USA 2007 Conference cover the emerging field of business IT alignment to help senior IT managers keep their technology working toward their company's business objectives. As IT has become an integral part of the enterprise, it has become clear there is a need for business IT alignment strategies to ensure that technology is used to support, and not disrupt, ongoing business goals. Among the topics that will be covered: compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, IT governance, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and business optimization.
The bITa USA 2007 Conference is being produced by Jupitermedia in partnership with the bITa Center, an international organization that produces conferences on business IT alignment. bITaPlanet.com and EarthWeb.com are media sponsors.
"The launch of bITaPlanet.com, along with the bITa USA 2007 Conference, demonstrates how Jupitermedia is able to identify critical vertical market segments and quickly provide the IT community with the essential information they need to do their jobs," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia. "Adding coverage of business IT alignment to our current coverage of IT Service Management through this new site and upcoming conference strengthens Jupitermedia’s position as a leading provider of information to technology professionals," Meckler added.
Interested advertisers should contact Scott Bialous, Vice President and Group Publisher of JupiterWeb, at [email protected] or (415) 466-0440. For conference sponsorship information, please contact Neil Whitney at [email protected] or (661) 257-4161 or go to www.bitausa.com.
About bITa Center
Based in the Netherlands, one of the most mature markets worldwide in terms of IT management, the bITa Center (www.bita-center.com) is an independent international organization that acts as the focal point and knowledge hub that highlights IT Alignment and Business IT Alignment as sets of relationships among strategies, frameworks and best practices. As a knowledge provider, bITa Center provides insight into identifying areas that help or hinder implementation of best practices and a business model that the Enterprise and IT should operate within and then examines the effect of cultures on the model to establish best practices for each enterprise's situation. The bITa Center helps companies develop views of their organization's strengths and weaknesses and focus on the functional integration and alignment and the bITa Center produces conferences and masterclasses in major business centers across the world.
About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (www.jupitermedia.com), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information and images for information technology, business and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes Jupiterimages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 7.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Workbook Stock, Brand X Pictures, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, The Beauty Archive, IFA Bilderteam, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, ITStockFree, Stock Image, Pixland, Photos.com, Ablestock.com, PhotoObjects.net, Clipart.com, FlashFoundry.com, AnimationFactory.com, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com and JupiterGreetings.com. The online media division of Jupitermedia is JupiterWeb, which operates four distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and Graphics.com for creative professionals. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 20 million users and generate over 350 million page views monthly.
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