The relaunch of the Industry Standard

The NYT is reporting that the Industry Standard is relaunching at IDG, led by InfoWorld CTO Derek Butcher. With Derek involved, the probability for success is high (when I left InfoWorld for Yahoo, right after speaking with our CEO about my departure, I said, “don’t post the job or interview anyone else — promote Derek immediately.” It wasn’t a difficult choice.)

I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out! I have enormous respect for IDG and the people there (see my ode to founder and chairman Pat McGovern to see one reason why).