PC World Philippines
Philippine Web Awards
Now on its 18th year as the Philippine’s leading information authority on the local information and communication technology (ICT) community, Media G8way Corp. is committed to the promotion of ICT as a primary tool for enhancing the country’s competitive edge in both local and international arenas.
Delia C. Gutierrez
Ibarra C. Gutierrez
Michael David C. Tan
Jean Paulo T. de Jesus
Melba-Jean V. Bernad
Delia C. Gutierrez
President & CEO
Ibarra C. Gutierrez
Sales & Marketing Executive
Deb C. Gutierrez
Consulting Research Director
Reynaldo R. Vicente
Media G8way Corp. (MGC) was set up in 1989 as WordSmith, Inc. by a group of business editors. It’s first magazine was PC Digest.
In 1990, the company became the Philippine representative of the US-based International Data Group (IDG). the world’s largest information service company that publishes, in print and online, such well-known titles as Computerworld, PC World, CIO, InfoWorld, and Macworld. The company name was changed to WS Computer Publishing Corp.
In 2003, to reflect the expansion of its coverage to non-IT fields — in its print, online and events product lines, the company took on its present name, Media G8way Corp.
The following year, MGC forged a partnership with the UK-based Haymarket Group to publish the Philippine edition of Stuff, the world’s leading gadgets and tech-lifestyle magazine.
Today, MGC publishes Computerworld, PC World, IT Resource, Stuff and Enterprise. It produces and organizes, among others, the following events, Computerworld Executive Briefings, The PC World Annual Awards and The Philippine Web Awards.
When the company launched its first publication, PC Digest (now known as PC World Philippines), its primary objective was to provide the then fledgling community of local computer users with reliable, up-to-date, and, most important of all, easily understood information to enable them to get the most out of their PCs. In 1995, the PC Digest title was dropped and replaced with PC World Philippines, an IDG title.
Today, the IT landscape has changed dramatically: PCs have not only become faster and more powerful, their reach — thanks to the Internet — now spans the whole world. Also, from being mere “personal” automation gadgets, PCs have become indispensable tools for boosting the efficiency and productivity of entire enterprises across all sectors and industries.
MGC itself has changed significantly. Not only does it have more printed publications today, it has gone into online publishing, and is now actively organizing and managing seminars, conferences and expositions. Even its field of coverage has expanded as well to include, in addition to IT (now better known as ICT in recognition of the convergence of information and communication technologies), consumer electronics and mainstream business.
However, the company’s mission has remained inherently the same: To serve as a credible information gateway that links the providers of technology (from cutting-edge ICT breakthroughs to proven business models) with the users of these technologies. To make it even more specific, MGC seeks to bring the information that matters to the people who make the decisions that matter in the format of their choice — in printed or electronic form, or through a face-to-face forum.
The International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. Internationat Data Corporation (IDC), a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at www.idg.com.
Haymarket is the largest private magazine publisher in the United Kingdom, with titles published in 23 languages across almost 100 nations. Haymarket’s global expansion has come from wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, extensive licensing of key magazines to other publishers and through enterprises managed from the UK. Subsidiaries and joint ventures are based in strategic world business centers in Germany, the USA, China, Australia and Malaysia. Licensed editions are produced and distributed throughout Latin America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia, and Africa. More information on Haymarket publishing Ltd. is available at www.haymarketgroup.com.