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VP, Editor In Chief Rob Preston
Categories Technology B2B
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 220,000
Publisher UBM Tech
Year founded 1985
Company UBM LLC
Country United States
Based in San Francisco, California
ISSN 8750-6874

InformationWeek is a digital magazine which conducts corresponding face-to-face events, virtual events, and research. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was first published in 1985 by CMP Media,[1] later called CMP Technology.


  • May 1997 through 2000 – The worldwide regional publications of LAN Magazine were renamed to the already existing Network Magazine. and now redirect to[2][3][4]
  • September 2005 – Network Magazine ( was renamed IT Architect ([5] The offline publication was shut down after the March 2006 issue.[6] now redirects to InformationWeek.
  • June 2006 – The company announced that offline publication of Network Computing would be merged with Information Week. Online, Network Computing ( would provide technical content, whereas would provide news.[7]
  • 2008 – CMP Technology was restructured into four independent operating divisions under the common banner of UBM.
  • 2013 – The monthly Information Week print magazine ceased publication. It had 220,000 print magazine subscribers (many of whom received free promotional subscriptions).[8]


InformationWeek's stated mission is "the business value of technology".[citation needed] The InformationWeek website features news, an array of proprietary InformationWeek research, analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, and editorial content.

InformationWeek Research identifies and interprets business technology trends and issues, producing more than 100 studies each year.[9][10] Among its studies and reports are:

  • The annual InformationWeek 500[11] (a listing of the nation's top users of information technology)
  • The National IT Salary Survey[12] (IT employee-based compensation and benefits study)
  • The Global Information Security Study (6 languages, more than 15 countries participate)

InformationWeek runs events such as the InformationWeek 500 Conference & Gala Awards.[13]


There are 2.24 million average unique monthly visitors to,[14] and more than 40,000 attendees of face-to-face and virtual events. More than 2 million are business technology buyers.

The BrainYard

The BrainYard is a news and commentary website focused on social business produced by InformationWeek and the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. It covers the business uses of social media and collaboration technologies, including enterprise social networks for internal collaboration, social communities for customer support, and the sales, marketing, and customer support uses of public social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The site also covers other enterprise collaboration technologies, such as videoconferencing and unified communications, particularly to the extent these are converging with social software.

The website was launched in April 2011.[15] A year later, The BrainYard was named the winner of the min's Best of the Web Award for the best new business-to-business publication website[16][17]

See also


  1. "CMP Media Inc. History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 6 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Alan Zeichick". Under the Technical Publishing heading. Retrieved 9 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "New name, hot technologies.(Editorial)". United States edition. 1 May 1997.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Gazing through the crystal ball - Editorial". India edition (Network Magazine). August 2001.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "CMP Media's Network Magazine Changes Name to IT Architect Effective with September 2005 Issue". 1 September 2005.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Zeichick, Alan (13 June 2007). "CMP whacks Network Computing, Optimize". Seventh paragraph: Former editor-in-chief of Network Magazine. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "In Major Restructuring, CMP Focuses Online". 13 June 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. BPA Worldwide, InformationWeek's December 2012 Audit Statement
  9. "InformationWeek Reports". Retrieved 15 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "InformationWeek Reports". Retrieved 15 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "InformationWeek 500". InformationWeek. Retrieved 15 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Reports
  13. "Events". InformationWeek. Retrieved 15 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Omniture SiteCatalyst Report: Jan - Dec 2012
  15. UBM TechWeb Introduces The BrainYard
  16. The BrainYard Wins 2012 min's Best of the Web Award
  17. Min's Best of the Web 2012 Winners

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