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SYS-CON Publications' Founder Nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

SYS-CON Publications' Founder Nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

PEARL RIVER, NY, April 18, 2000 - Last Year's Winners Included Priceline.com and GartnerGroup and the finalists included Broadcom, eBay, Best Buy, theglobe.com and DoubleClick.

SYS-CON Publications, Inc., announced today the nomination of its founder and CEO, Fuat A. Kircaali, to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. "SYS-CON Publications has a great business story to tell and would make an excellent candidate for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Awards Program." stated the nomination letter signed on March 14, 2000 by Theresa Aloisi, the Entrepreneur of the Year Program Manager at Ernst & Young.

Kircaali founded SYS-CON Publications in 1994 with $3,000 borrowed from two credit cards. The company generated over one million dollars in revenue during its first 18 months of operation. SYS-CON's revenues exceeded $15,000,000 during its first five years. In 1999, SYS-CON ranked as the 194th fastest-growing, privately held company in America by Inc. 500. The first quarter 2000 sales of the company doubled as compared to the same period of 1999.

Each year, Ernst & Young honors entrepreneurs' perseverance, passion and creativity through the EOY program. This year's national sponsors are USA Today, CNN and CNN fn, The Nasdaq-Amex Market Group and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

ABOUT SYS-CON MEDIA: SYS-CON, recently named as the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc. 500, publishes technical journals for information technology professionals, which currently include:

Wireless Business & Technology (www.WBT2.com)
WBT Buyer's Guide (www.sys-con.com/wbg/)
Java Developer's Journal ( www.javadevelopersjournal.com)
Java Buyer's Guide ( www.javabuyersguide.com)
XML-Journal ( www.xml-journal.com)
XML Buyer's Guide ( www.xmlbuyersguide.com)
ColdFusion Developer's Journal ( www.coldfusionjournal.com)
ColdFusion Buyer's Guide (www.cfbuyersguide.com)
JBuilder Developer's Journal ( www.jbuilderjournal.com)
PowerBuilder Developer's Journal ( www.powerbuilderjournal.com)
PowerBuilder Buyer's Guide (http://www.sys-con.com/pbbg)
Tango Developer's Journal ( www.tangojournal.com)
As the the leading publisher of specialty technical journals, SYS-CON today reaches close to half a million technology readers per month.

ADVERTISING CONTACT:
Carmen Gonzalez, SYS-CON Media
carmen@sys-con.com or 201-802-3021

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