PowerWire.eu Rises From The Penton Ashes
June 9, 2014 Timothy Prickett Morgan
PowerWire.eu, which rose out of the dot-com bust just like IT Jungle did in its third incarnation, was knocked offline for a bit when Penton Media, publisher of Power IT Pro and iProDeveloper were shut down at the end of March. But editor Seamus Quinn has hustled a bit and has gotten PowerWire.eu back online to serve the European Power Systems community.
Having lived through this once myself back in the summer of 2001, when money was tight but nothing like it seems to be today, I have nothing but compassion for Quinn and his team at Cue Communications, the Manchester, United Kingdom, publishing company that is putting out PowerWire.eu. Like all of us at IT Jungle, Quinn has been at this for a while–he was the editor of Duke Communications’ NEWS400.uk magazine since 1998, back when it was still on paper. Quinn actually started PowerWire.eu himself back in 2000 and partnered with Penton Media in 2008 to jointly put the publication out. That was when the Great Recession was in full swing and also when IT Jungle focused down on its IBM i newsletters and mothballed the Linux, Unix, Windows, and mainframe publications that were not making enough money to keep them going. Survive, adapt, repeat. . . .
“After 14 years, I’m very pleased to have taken PowerWire.eu fully in-house as a UK-based publication serving European subscribers,” Quinn said in a statement. “Our readers are the ones charged with keeping the systems around us that we often take for granted up and running. Whether they work for corporations, local authorities, financials firms or the data centers that serve them, they will always provide IT’s backbone, whatever the prevailing fashion.”
Quinn is writing alongside Steve Bradshaw, technical director of the National iSystem User Group, and Cue Communications is the media sponsor of the NiSUG’s i-Power conference. The two-day event takes place on June 18 and 19 at the Beaumont House Hotel in Windsor, Berkshire in the United Kingdom.
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