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Same content, different Web address

May 02, 20053 mins

After nine and a half years online, it’s time to say good-bye to Network World Fusion. But don’t worry, we’re not abandoning the Web. In fact, today, we launch a completely revamped Web site – as

Why the name change? “Network World” is the name you know and trust. We kept noticing that people looking for our stories and other resources would often wind up at (formerly our corporate site) – where they’d then have to follow a link to Network World Fusion. So we’re going with the strong brand and eliminating the confusion. But don’t worry about your bookmarks or links. We’ve made sure the old URLs will still work – you’ll just be redirected to the versions.

There’s a lot more to the site than just a new logo. We’ve tried to come up with ways to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need to more effectively run your network – such as tests and buyer’s guides, daily news and collections of useful stories from the print issue.

For example, we’ve moved links related to stories from the very bottom to the top right corner of the stories, which makes them easier to find and gets you more quickly to other relevant resources.

We’ve reorganized our technology-specific Research Centers to align them better with enterprise networking today. We’ve added a Servers/Desktop resource center, where you’ll find the latest server, data center and desktop/laptop news and resources. All of the centers now have additional subtopics that let you drill down even further (via new, easier-to-find tabs at the tops of each page).

For example, under Wireless/Mobile, you’ll find Wireless LANs, Wireless Services, Wireless Security and Handhelds. Each Research Center also has its own topic-specific search box, so you can get to the information you need quickly. Each of our Research Centers now also has a topic-specific Vendor Solutions link, bringing you to the relevant white papers and other resources from our advertising partners.

Equally important is what’s happening behind the scenes. We’re training our news editors in our content management system, so they’ll be able to play a more direct role in finding and organizing resources you’ll want to know about. With the redesign done, we’ll now focus on improving our forums and Weblogs.

So take a look around. Let us know what you like – and as important, what you don’t. Take our redesign survey (, DocFinder: 6940) or drop me a line.

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