Macmillan USA Launches New IT Portal

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Macmillan USA Launches New IT Portal


Macmillan USA, a computer book publisher and an innovator in both print and digital formats, has announced the launch of its information technology portal, InformIT (http://www.informit.com). InformlT is a complete online community delivering information, technology, reference, training, news, and opinion to IT professionals, students, and corporate users around the world. By focusing on key markets--programming, databases, Web publishing, networking, operating systems, and certification--InformIT provides IT professionals and students alike a place to share information and find authoritative solutions. More than just a news and opinion site, InformIT is the largest compilation of technical computer reference content on the Internet, according to the announcement. Resources are drawn from world-renowned imprints of Macmillan USA and other select imprints of Pearson plc (the international media group that acquired Macmillan in 1998).

Macmillan says that InformIT meets the demands of the information technology publishing and training industries by exploiting the broad reach and interactivity of the Web. The site provides a tool that not only presents current information, but helps build enthusiasm for IT training while providing an online home for IT professionals and students.

"Macmillan has always been on the cutting edge of online publishing. Our first effort was Macmillan Online (http://www.mcp.com) in 1994, which has since become one of the top information technology resources on the Internet," said Gregg Bushyeager, vice president for online development of InformIT. "Now, with backing from Pearson Education, publishers of high-end computer-based content that complements the InformIT portal initiative, we are able to provide the IT market with an even greater depth of content, strength in community, and expanded commerce potential, while leading traditional book publishing into a new era. …

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