Introducing Insider,a program for premium online content

Network World this week launches the beta release of a premium online program called Insider that will give you access to exclusive articles and new functions on and sister sites in the IDG Enterprise family, including,,, and

Signing up once gives you access to the rich resources of all six sites, some of the most frequently visited IT sites on the Web. Besides the usual mix of news about enterprise IT products, trends and strategies, Insiders will also get access to exclusive research, executive interviews and invitations to select events.

But this is just the beginning. We will also be defining and adding new Insider features. Some of the things you can expect:

* Benchmark tools that visitors can use to compare where they stand on key initiatives vs. their peers.

* The ability to build custom news alerts that draw from all five sites.

* Access to PDF versions of back issues of our print publications.

* Simplified access to white papers.

* Gated community discussions with the reach of the collective sites.

We will also occasionally pull together collections of articles on given topics and make them available to Insiders as handy reference guides. With this launch, for example, you'll find PDFs that aggregate our recent tests of cloud services, virtualization tools, 802.11n wireless products and Microsoft's latest enterprise tools.

If you happen to frequent more than one IDG Enterprise site, rest assured that you won't be required to register multiple times. Once you are an Insider you have access to premium content on each site. We even provide a consolidated Insider index -- see -- that lets you peruse the available content across the constellation.

As with any beta release, we're looking for your feedback on features and functions you would like to see us add. Drop me a line with your thoughts and suggestions.

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