TechRepublic Signs Licensing Pact with Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

IT Pros to Gain Access to Top-Flight Computer Book Content, Access

To Online Purchases



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from TechRepublic

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- TechRepublic
 ( www.techrepublic.com ) announced today a licensing agreement with Morgan
 Kaufmann Publishers that will give TechRepublic members access to Morgan
 Kaufmann's superlative computer and engineering book content from the
 TechRepublic site. TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed
 exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals.
     Under the pact, TechRepublic members will be able to read select chapters
 of featured books online or download the chapters from Morgan Kaufmann, a
 division of Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology Company. Members
 also will be able to click on links to the Morgan Kaufmann Web site, where
 they may purchase books.
     "This partnership is a logical extension of the high-quality content on
 the TechRepublic site," said Tom Cottingham, founder and chief executive
 officer of TechRepublic. "Members who want to read more deeply on a given
 topic can instantly access a chapter of a top book and immediately order that
 book if appropriate. It's a wonderful service for our members who must have
 in-depth knowledge of ever-evolving technological topics."
     The excerpts and links will be found throughout the TechRepublic site,
 including the Republics, TechProGuild, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and
 customer relationship management (CRM) segments. The first chapter will be on
 the TechRepublic Web site March 27.
     In just 17 years, Morgan Kaufmann has become one of the world's largest
 book publishers devoted exclusively to professional computing. It offers
 hundreds of titles in such areas as database, networking, communications,
 architecture, artificial intelligence, and software engineering and
 programming.
     "Technical professionals -- like TechRepublic members -- routinely go
 online for the answers they need in their jobs," said Glyn Davies, vice
 president of Morgan Kaufmann. "TechRepublic is an ideal site to bring our
 books to a high-quality technical audience, one that cares deeply about
 continuing to develop their professional and technological expertise."
     TechRepublic soon plans to announce similar arrangements with other
 computer book publishers.
 
     About Morgan Kaufmann
     Since 1984, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers has published the finest technical
 information resources for computer and engineering professionals. Morgan
 Kaufmann's audience includes the research and development communities,
 information technology (IS/IT) managers, and students in professional degree
 programs. Its Web site is www.mkp.com . In 1998, Morgan Kaufmann merged with
 Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology Company.
 
     About TechRepublic
     TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for
 IT professionals by IT professionals. It was acquired by Gartner, Inc.,
 (NYSE:   IT and ITB) in March 2000. With the Gartner relationship, TechRepublic
 provides its members with the largest and most comprehensive source of IT
 community, content, and research available anywhere. TechRepublic's services
 include IT industry news, analysis, columns, articles, downloads, career-
 management tips, forums, a job directory, a peer directory, a vendor
 directory, auctions, e-commerce offerings, event listings, and electronic
 newsletters.
     IT job segments categorize content on TechRepublic's Web site. CIO
 Republic provides analysis and insight for an organization's chief information
 officer, chief technology officer, and other IT executives; Developer Republic
 features in-depth information specifically for the needs of enterprise
 developers; IT Consultant Republic features content specifically tailored to
 today's IT consultant; IT Manager Republic provides information and resources
 for IT managers; Support Republic's solutions assist help desk professionals;
 and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network
 administrators.
 
     CONTACT:  Liz Warin, lwarin@ctcomm.com, or Lisa Wahrmund,
 lwahrmund@ctcomm.com, both of Corporate Technology Communications,
 312-832-9300, for TechRepublic
 
 

SOURCE TechRepublic
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- TechRepublic
 ( www.techrepublic.com ) announced today a licensing agreement with Morgan
 Kaufmann Publishers that will give TechRepublic members access to Morgan
 Kaufmann's superlative computer and engineering book content from the
 TechRepublic site. TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed
 exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals.
     Under the pact, TechRepublic members will be able to read select chapters
 of featured books online or download the chapters from Morgan Kaufmann, a
 division of Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology Company. Members
 also will be able to click on links to the Morgan Kaufmann Web site, where
 they may purchase books.
     "This partnership is a logical extension of the high-quality content on
 the TechRepublic site," said Tom Cottingham, founder and chief executive
 officer of TechRepublic. "Members who want to read more deeply on a given
 topic can instantly access a chapter of a top book and immediately order that
 book if appropriate. It's a wonderful service for our members who must have
 in-depth knowledge of ever-evolving technological topics."
     The excerpts and links will be found throughout the TechRepublic site,
 including the Republics, TechProGuild, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and
 customer relationship management (CRM) segments. The first chapter will be on
 the TechRepublic Web site March 27.
     In just 17 years, Morgan Kaufmann has become one of the world's largest
 book publishers devoted exclusively to professional computing. It offers
 hundreds of titles in such areas as database, networking, communications,
 architecture, artificial intelligence, and software engineering and
 programming.
     "Technical professionals -- like TechRepublic members -- routinely go
 online for the answers they need in their jobs," said Glyn Davies, vice
 president of Morgan Kaufmann. "TechRepublic is an ideal site to bring our
 books to a high-quality technical audience, one that cares deeply about
 continuing to develop their professional and technological expertise."
     TechRepublic soon plans to announce similar arrangements with other
 computer book publishers.
 
     About Morgan Kaufmann
     Since 1984, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers has published the finest technical
 information resources for computer and engineering professionals. Morgan
 Kaufmann's audience includes the research and development communities,
 information technology (IS/IT) managers, and students in professional degree
 programs. Its Web site is www.mkp.com . In 1998, Morgan Kaufmann merged with
 Academic Press, a Harcourt Science and Technology Company.
 
     About TechRepublic
     TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for
 IT professionals by IT professionals. It was acquired by Gartner, Inc.,
 (NYSE:   IT and ITB) in March 2000. With the Gartner relationship, TechRepublic
 provides its members with the largest and most comprehensive source of IT
 community, content, and research available anywhere. TechRepublic's services
 include IT industry news, analysis, columns, articles, downloads, career-
 management tips, forums, a job directory, a peer directory, a vendor
 directory, auctions, e-commerce offerings, event listings, and electronic
 newsletters.
     IT job segments categorize content on TechRepublic's Web site. CIO
 Republic provides analysis and insight for an organization's chief information
 officer, chief technology officer, and other IT executives; Developer Republic
 features in-depth information specifically for the needs of enterprise
 developers; IT Consultant Republic features content specifically tailored to
 today's IT consultant; IT Manager Republic provides information and resources
 for IT managers; Support Republic's solutions assist help desk professionals;
 and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network
 administrators.
 
     CONTACT:  Liz Warin, lwarin@ctcomm.com, or Lisa Wahrmund,
 lwahrmund@ctcomm.com, both of Corporate Technology Communications,
 312-832-9300, for TechRepublic
 
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