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VP, Editor In ChiefRob Preston
CategoriesTechnology B2B
PublisherUBM Tech
Year founded1985
CompanyUBM LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inSan Francisco, California

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[1] by CMP Media,[2] later called CMP Technology.[3]


The print edition began in 1985 using the name Information Week.[4]

  • April 1999 - Information Week began it's 14th international[1] edition: Brazil[5]
  • May 1997 through 2000 – The worldwide regional publications of LAN Magazine were renamed to the already existing Network Magazine. and now redirect to[6][7][8][9]
  • September 2005 – Network Magazine ( was renamed IT Architect ([10][11][12] The offline publication was shut down after the March 2006 issue.[13] 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.[14]
  • 2008 – CMP Technology was restructured into four independent operating divisions under the common banner of UBM.
  • 2013 – The printed Information Week magazine ceased publication.[15] It had 220,000 print magazine subscribers (many of whom received free promotional subscriptions).[16]
  • 2018 - InformationWeek owner UBM (since 2008) merged with Informa.


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.[17][18] Among its studies and reports are:

  • The annual InformationWeek 500[19] (a listing of the nation's top users of information technology)
  • The National IT Salary Survey[20] (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.[21]


There are 2.24 million average unique monthly visitors to,[22] and more than 40,000 attendees of face-to-face and virtual events. More than 2 million are business technology buyers.

The BrainYard[edit]

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.[23] 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[24][25]

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  1. ^ a b [ "Print - CMP Media to launch 'Information Week' in U.K."] Check |url= value (help). Advertising Age. January 13, 1997. CMP Media to launch `Information Week' in U.K.. ... Its U.S. forerunner, launched in 1985, now has 350,000 readers.
  2. ^ "CMP Media Inc. History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "United Business Media consolidates health care; CMP Media changes name to CMP Technology". May 23, 2006.
  4. ^ "Information week. (Journal, magazine, 1985)". Information Week. 1985. Information week... Publisher: Manhasset, N.Y : CMP, 1985
  5. ^ ""Information Week" magazine goes Brazilian". Advertising Age. April 28, 1999. SAO PAULO-- Information Week, the U.S. magazine owned by CMP Media Inc., has launched its fourteenth version in Brazil
  6. ^ "Alan Zeichick". Under the Technical Publishing heading. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  7. ^ "New name, hot technologies.(Editorial)". United States edition. 1 May 1997.
  8. ^ "Gazing through the crystal ball - Editorial". India edition (Network Magazine). August 2001.
  9. ^ "The Networking Reference Library". ... a vendor's technical manual, on the Internet, or even in the pages of Network Magazine. ... The book's title is overly modest; in fact, it comprehensively presents the ... the founder of LAN Magazine , which became Network Magazine in 1997.
  10. ^ "CMP Media's Network Magazine Changes Name to IT Architect". BoogarLists Directory of Market Publications. For some time, they've been writing Network Magazine for the new IT professional who is ... Their new name, IT Architect, better reflects their content and ...
  11. ^ "Bathmate Hydromax Reviews Information Week 4 18". WorldNews Network. Bathmate Hydromax Reviews Information Week 4 18 on WN Network ... Network Magazine ( was renamed IT Architect ( line feed character in |quote= at position 83 (help)
  12. ^ "CMP Media's Network Magazine Changes Name to IT Architect Effective with September 2005 Issue". 1 September 2005.
  13. ^ Zeichick, Alan (13 June 2007). "CMP whacks Network Computing, Optimize". Seventh paragraph: Former editor-in-chief of Network Magazine.
  14. ^ "In Major Restructuring, CMP Focuses Online". 13 June 2007.
  15. ^ "The end of print". Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine. April 12, 2013. ... business model no longer includes print. Information Week ... will continue online
  16. ^ BPA Worldwide, InformationWeek's December 2012 Audit Statement
  17. ^ "InformationWeek Reports". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  18. ^ "InformationWeek Reports". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  19. ^ "InformationWeek 500". InformationWeek. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  20. ^ Reports
  21. ^ "Events". InformationWeek. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  22. ^ Omniture SiteCatalyst Report: Jan - Dec 2012
  23. ^ UBM TechWeb Introduces The BrainYard
  24. ^ The BrainYard Wins 2012 min's Best of the Web Award
  25. ^ Min's Best of the Web 2012 Winners

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