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Computer Weekly is a digital magazine and website for IT professionals in the United Kingdom. It was formerly published as a weekly print magazine by Reed Business Information for over 45 years. The magazine was available free to IT professionals who met the circulation requirements. A small minority of issues were sold in retail outlets, with the bulk of revenue received from display and recruitment advertising. The magazine is still available for free as a PDF digital edition.
|First issue||September 1966|
|Final issue||5 April 2011(print edition)|
Computer Weekly was available in print and digital format and the readership was audited by BPA Worldwide, which verified its circulation twice yearly. The circulation figure was 135,035 according to the publisher’s statement in August 2007.
Bryan Glick is the editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly, having joined in 2009.
Computer Weekly won the UK Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) "Campaign of the Year" Award five times in seven years as it was involved in IT-related campaigns such as the costs of the NHS computer system, websites for disabled people and the Chinook crash on Mull of Kintyre.
'Downtime' is a section of the magazine which included a 2 column Dilbert.
The website, ComputerWeekly.com, provides users with IT news and analysis, white papers and case studies. ComputerWeekly.com also provides information via webinars, podcasts, blogs, desktop alerts and RSS feeds.
The site also features the light-hearted Downtime blog and a daily Dilbert cartoon .
Webinars are presented on the site, lasting 45 minutes, beginning with a 5-minute introduction from the chair followed by presentations from an analyst and a specific case study. Viewers can email the panel with their questions throughout the webinar.
Users are required to register for each webinar and this is then viewed using an interface which allows users to watch the video of the webinar alongside supporting powerpoint presentation slides.
The interface allows the user enlarge and download slides, view speaker information and supporting case studies. When viewed on-demand, the user can also pause, skip and select specific sections from the webinar to view.
The blogs cover key issues facing IT decision makers and bloggers include David Lacey, Cliff Saran, Karl Flinders, Matt Scott, Adrian Bridgwater and Caroline Baldwin.
Computer Weekly CW500 clubEdit
The Computer Weekly CW500 Club is a forum for senior IT directors in UK organizations. The club was launched in 1993 and was set up to provide business inspiration and networking opportunities for heads of IT. Membership is by invitation only, and members meet once a month in London to hear their peers talk on topical IT management issues.
In 2010, Computer Weekly launched the UKtech50 – a list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT. The list is composed annually and announced at an event, typically in late November or early December. Past winners of UKtech50 are Philip Clarke, then the CIO of Tesco and now its CEO; Mike Lynch, founder and then-CEO of Autonomy; and Warren East, CEO of ARM.