CMP Media’s TechWeb Network Unveils Small Business Pipeline

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New Website Provides IT Professionals In Small Businesses With Information To Help Make Purchasing Decisions
CMP Media’s TechWeb Network today unveiled the Small Business Pipeline (, a topically focused website that provides technology coverage of critical small business technology and strategic knowledge.
Part of the TechWeb Network’s new Pipeline series of topical sites, Small Business Pipeline delivers specifically targeted technology news and reviews, how-to advice and business management insights designed to meet the unique IT requirements, technology sophistication and staffing levels of businesses and business units with under 1,000 employees.
The website’s content is created primarily for business people who have IT responsibilities but typically lack IT training or education. It also serves the needs of small one or two person IT staffs with different priorities and capabilities than their colleagues at large enterprise organizations. Specifically, the Small Business Pipeline’s editorial will focus on infrastructure, security, software and services.
Small Business Pipeline is edited by TechWeb Network editor, Tom Smith. Mr. Smith has been a journalist in the IT industry for more than a dozen years. He has been editor of CMP Media’s Storage Pipeline, and InternetWeek. He also held reporting and other editorial positions at CommunicationsWeek, CRN and Network World. Previously, he worked for several daily newspapers, and holds a degree in journalism.
Working closely with Mr. Smith is Kevin Ferguson, former executive editor of CRN and co-founder of Computer Retail Week. Mr. Ferguson has covered the IT industry for more than 20 years. For the past six years he has written for Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report,, Inc., The Industry Standard, C/net, and several technology newsletters. In many cases, his work has been focused on the small business market. Earlier in his career, he covered local and state politics for New York-area daily newspapers. For editorial contact information, go to
“The Small Business Pipeline is a valuable resource for small businesses looking to leverage technology to be more competitive,” said Mike Azzara, vice president, group director of Internet business, CMP Media. “This site offers these businesses the edge they need to grow and prosper.”
Technology professionals interested in receiving a weekly e-mail newsletter from Small Business Pipeline can subscribe to the newsletter on the Pipeline website.
Additionally, each Small Business Pipeline will feature a comprehensive topic-focused Product Finder that organizes and filters Web-based content relevant to each technology topic. Divided into discrete product segments, CMP editorial experts shape the content with input from vendors and users.
The new site will each have original editorial content and will also leverage the knowledge and content of the extended CMP Media family of publications, including InformationWeek, CRN, Network Computing, InternetWeek, TechWeb, VARBusiness, and others.
Additional topically focused sites in the Pipeline series are planned for February 2004. Existing Pipeline websites include:,,,,,, and