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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

United Business Media Changes CMP

United Business Media has begun to wrestle with the challenges of CMP. This was acquired from the Leedes family at the height of the tech boom in the last century. It has been in trouble almost ever since. The recovery in the tech market has helped the business make progress in the last couple of years. The latest wheeze is to divide the entrerprise into four bits, the old publishing bit, http://www.techweb.com/, a business devoted to the channels sector http://www.everythingchannel.com/, a business devoted to the electronics sector http://www.techinsights.com/, and a workflow businesss http://www.think-services.com/.

This dressed up as a big announcement but is little more than an internal reorganisation. Interestingly David LEvin is taking the direct reports of each of the section CEO's implying a high level of high level interference and meddling, something for which Levin is oft accused by those who have worked with him

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