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Company History - Cyber Media (India)
Established in 1982, Cyber Media (India) Limited is a specialty media
 house, with nine publications in the infotech, telecom, consumer
 electronics and biotech areas; and an end-to-end media value chain
 including the internet, events and television.  The Company has five
 subsidiaries and two associate companies. These companies as a group
 are engaged in media services which include market research, content
 outsourcing, multimedia, gaming and media education.
 
 The group's Media business includes the print titles Dataquest,
 PCQuest, Voice&Data, BioSpectrum, Living Digital, DQ Channels India,
 DQ
 Week (Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai). Cyber India On-Line (www.ciol.com)
 is
 India's largest technology website, and includes online editions of
 all
 CyberMedia titles. CyberMedia Events, the region's largest organizer
 of
 IT events, conducts over 100 events every year, including Bangalore
 IT.com, Nasscom exhibition, IT Kerala, Hi-Tech Pune, etc. 
 CyberMedia
 TV develops knowledge-oriented general interest programs on mass
 channels.
 
 Media Services include IDC India, the leading IT and telecom
 research
 company in the region and amongst global leaders in technology
 research; CyberMedia Services (content and publishing BPO services);
 CyberMedia Research, which focuses on the media and entertainment
 sectors; CyberMedia Digital, the multimedia and gaming development
 and
 distribution company; and the School of Convergence, for content
 creators and media managers.
 
 Mr. Pradeep Gupta, a first generation entrepreneur, along with his
 family members promoted CyberMedia in 1982.  The Group has the
 following tie-ups: 
 
 * McGraw Hill, the publishers of the world's largest business
 magazine,
 Business Week, to publish an Indian edition of Business Week. This
 agreement has been submitted to the Ministry of Information and
 Broadcasting for its approval.
 
 * International Data Corporation, one of the world's largest IT
 market
 research companies for its operations in India. IDC India is a
 wholly
 owned subsidiary of Cyber Media.
 
 * Kaleidoscope Entertainment, producer of acclaimed films like
 Bandit
 Queen, Saathiya etc., for media education i.e. the School of
 Convergence.
 
 * Dice Careers Inc., the world's largest tech job board for the
 establishment of a tech job board in India, through a new joint
 venture
 company Cyber Media Dice Careers Limited (A Company proposed to be
 incorporated for the purpose).
 
 * SRI Consulting Business Intelligence (SRIC-BI), a company which
 owns
 the VALS brand that has propriety methodologies and technologies to
 segment and understand consumer behaviour based on psychographics
 factors.
 
 Vision
 
 To expand globally in the knowledge domain through quality media
 products and services
 
 Key Points
 
 A De-risked Business Model
 
 With a balance in the print and non-print business as well as a
 balance
 between the media products and media services, CyberMedia straddles
 the
 complete value chain and therefore is not dependant upon the decline
 of
 any one part of its business.
 
 Market Leadership Position
 
 CyberMedia's publications reach out to 1.2 million readers and 0.5
 million online community. Its publications are considered leaders in
 their respective categories and enjoy strong brand equity in the
 Indian
 Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) industry. CyberMedia
 gives prestigious awards to key industry performers and also ranks
 companies annually e.g., DQ Man of the Year, DQ Top 20, PCQuest
 Users'
 Choice and Voice&Data Man of the Year, Biotech etc.  These awards
 have
 been benchmarks for corporates in the respective IT, telecom and
 technology areas.
 
 Focussed Strategy
 
 CyberMedia has always looked at a focussed strategy. It started off
 in
 IT, expanded into ICT area and is now expanding in the knowledge
 domain. Due to this focus, CyberMedia has been one of the media
 groups
 that has withstood the downturn in the ICT industry in the year 2001
 and 2002. This is primarily due to the distinct segmentation of each
 of
 the publications and clear focus on the target audience. These two
 factors have assisted the Company in maintaining its readership and
 advertising rates for each of the publications.
 
 Intellectual property
 
 CyberMedia has substantial intellectual property through the content
 that it has been generating primarily in-house over the last 22
 years
 across a variety of sectors and various media including Internet
 content.
 
 CyberMedia has an extensive database of the key players in the IT,
 telecom and biotechnology industries in India to whom it circulates
 its
 publications. This ensures a qualified readership and helps it in
 attracting and charging a premium for advertising.
 
 One of the core strengths of the Group is the quality of original
 content generation. Apart from in-house research, content is also
 generated through CyberMedia News and CyberMedia Labs.
 
 Industry Relationships
 
 With diversification and strong industry position in publications,
 research, events, multimedia, TV and new initiatives in education
 and
 BPO publishing, CyberMedia has developed strong relationships with
 companies, both Indian and multinationals, in the IT industry. The
 Company has the ability to leverage these relationships to address
 various client needs including advertising, event participation and
 recruitment among others. This has enabled the Company to be a
 one-stop
 content and service entity for the entire Indian IT, telecom and now
 biotechnology and consumer electronics industries.
 
 Professional Management
 
 The Company is professionally managed with an extensive management
 structure and enjoys a very low employee turnover. Most of
 CyberMedia's
 senior personnel have been with the Company for over 5 years. Each
 of
 the heads of businesses enjoys flexibility in business
 decision-making
 and is also responsible for growth and profitability of each
 business
 segment.
 
 Marketing and Distribution Network
 
 The Company enjoys a wide distribution network across the entire
 country. CyberMedia has arrangements with established distributors
 across India including:
 
 * India Book House (IBM), the country's largest distributor of print
 titles
 
 * AH Wheeler & Co (AHW) covering all railway stations across India
 
 * Malik News Agency in Dubai
 
 Recognitions and Testimonials
 
 One of the most eagerly awaited issues is the July issue of
 DataQuest
 every year. The annual survey helps position various companies in
 terms
 of how they are doing, how they are not doing, where they are
 winning,
 where they are not winning- Azim Premji, Chairman Wipro Ltd
 
 I have been reading DataQuest for the last 20 years. I think it had
 done a great job in chronicling the travails, the achievements, and
 the
 challenges of the Indian IT and software industry- Nandan Nilekani,
 MD, Infosys Ltd
 
 DataQuest has been the first journal in IT and it has remained on
 the
 top all these years. And it will remain at the top because it has
 been
 very sensitive to the needs of the IT industry- FC Kohli, Deputy
 Chairman, TCS Ltd
 
 I look forward to reading Voice&Data. It's played a very positive
 role
 in the Indian communications industry- Sunil Mittal, CMD, Bharati
 Group
 
 Voice & Data has been very attentive to the telecom operators, and
 has
 been successfully able to project their many concerns and desires-
 Vinod Vaish, former DoT Secretary
 
 Voice & Data has played a pioneering role in monitoring and
 promoting
 telecom scenario in India- Prithipal Singh, former CMD, BSNL
 
 BioSpectrum has had a great beginning, wish you an exciting future-
 Dr R A Mashelkar, CSIR
 
 BioSpectrum has played a pioneering role in raising the profile of
 IndianBiotechnology. BioSpectrum comes across as a responsible and a
 well researched publication that compares well with its
 international
 counterparts. CyberMedia must be congratulated on taking this bold
 initiative of bringing out a monthly dedicated to a nascent sector
 like
 Biotechnology which today enjoys a large readership across industry,
 government and academia- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon
 
 BioSpectrum has excellent content and get up- Dr M S Swaminathan,
 Father of Green Revolution
 
 BioSpectrum is fulfilling biotech information gap with excellent
 content- Dr Manju Sharma, ex-Secretary, Department of Bio Technology
 (DBT)
 
 The DQ Week is an excellent publication which highlights the
 problems
 and areas of concerns for the channel community very effectively- JP
 Modi, Chairman, Delhi Computer Traders Association:
 
 These days, cases of frauds are happening quite regularly. By
 highlighting these cases, The DQ Week is doing a noble cause for the
 channel community- Shivkumar Bajaj, President, Coimbatore Computer
 Dealer's Association:
 
 It's a huge event, a very impressive one, so I think we can see many
 more opportunities and further cooperation, further links and that's
 why, the British Government is taking this event so seriously and
 regarding it as so important- Stephen Timms, Minister for eCommerce
 &
 Competitiveness, UK on Bangalore IT.com event
 
 SOC @ IMI ranked as India's eighth-best niche school in the Outlook
 annual survey of top 50 management schools in India - 15 September
 2003
 
 PCQuest, launched in 1987, is India's most influential IT magazine
 (IMRB I-Tops survey 2003)
 
 CIOL is India's largest IT related portal in terms of content and
 the
 business potential that it offers - Mediaturf Worldwide
 
 Group Structure
 
 Each of the businesses has been segregated into various SBUs,
 primarily
 to retain business focus and understand and retain profitability of
 each unit. Besides the information provided here, CyberMedia also has
 a
 100% subsidiary named Cyber Holdings Ltd., which is yet to carry out
 any substantial activity.
 
 Key Milestones
 
 Key milestones of CyberMedia over the years are set out below:
 
 Year   Milestone                                             
 
 1982   Founded Dataquest, the first computer magazine in India
 
 1987   Founded IDC (India) in association with IDC USA
        Launched PCQuest, one of the leading PC user magazines in
 India
 
 1991   Began Events to provide direct contact between users and
 vendors
 
 1994   Launched Voice & Data, leading magazine in India for the 
        telecom and data communications industry
 
 1995   CyberMedia TV prepares TV programmes on IT
 
 1996   Began Cyber India Online, www.ciol.com, the leading 
        IT portal in India
        Set up first IT newspaper in India, the DQ Week Chennai
        Initiated an IT magazine for the family, Computers @ Home
 
 1997   Started CyberMedia Digital (formerly known as Cyber
 Multimedia), 
        a leading distributor and publisher of multimedia in India
 
 1999   Launched DQ Channels India to serve the distributors,
 resellers 
        and IT dealers
 
 2001   Established School of Convergence, the first, institute of 
        converging media education in India
 
 2003   Launched BioSpectrum, India's leading magazine in the 
        biotechnology space Repositioned Computers @Home as 
        Living Digital
 
        Launched CyberMedia Services for Content BPO Services
        CyberMedia Research focuses on the entertainment industry
 
 2004   JV with Dice Inc.
 
 2005   Tie up with SRI Consulting Business Intelligence for consumer
 
        research
 
 -Cybermedia (India) Ltd is entering the capital market with a public
 issue of 28.23 lakh equity shares of Rs 10 each. The IPO, priced at
 Rs 60 per share, is expected to help the company raise Rs 16.94
 crore. The issue opens on May 4 and closes on May 9. Khandwala
 Securities Ltd are the sole lead managers to the issue.
 
 -Cyber Media has been informed by its Joint Venture Partners, Dice
 Inc, partners in the Company's JV Company (Cyber Media-Dice Careers
 Ltd) that they have been acquired by General Atlantic LLC &
 Quadrangle Group LLC.
 
 -JV with CMP for Global Services
 -JV with ExpoMedia for CyberMedia Events
 
 2006
 
 -Cyber Media acquires 49% stake in US-based content services company
 Publication Services, Inc.
 
 -CyberMedia Expands Globally - Acquires Strategic Stake in Computer
 Shopper
 -Living Digital becomes Indias first magazine to go completely
 interactive
 
 2007
 -CyberMedia launched DARE: A New magazine for the Entrepreneurs
 -LexisNexis in alliance with CyberMedia launched Halsburys Law
 Monthly
 
 2008
 
 -Cyber Media has acquired the entire equity in UBM-CyberMedia LLC for
 an undisclosed sum and that the business has become a wholly-owned
 unit of CyberMedia doing business as CyberMedia LLC. 
 
 -The Company has recommended an equity dividend of 5% (five percent)
 
 
 2009
 
 -The first Emtech India conference hosted together with MIT's
 Technology Review and CyberMedia. This was the first MIT conference
 outside US
 -Launch of Technology Review India edition
 
 2010
 
 -The Company appointed Mr. Pradeep Gupta as Chairman and Managing
 Director of the Company.
 
 2011
 
 -One of Company's wholly owned subsidiary has been changed to Cyber
 Media Research Limited from IDC (India) Limited.
 
 2014
 -Cyber Media India Ltd has informed that Mr. Arun Kumar Dang has been
 appointed as Director of the Company with effect from February 11,
 2014.
 
Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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