Computer Weekly
ComputerWeekly was a weekly magazine for IT professionals which was published by Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information
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 for over 40 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.

Computer Weekly was available in print and digital format and the readership was audited by BPA Worldwide
BPA Worldwide
BPA Worldwide audits the circulation of business-to-business and consumer magazines. It also provides audit services for newspapers, Web sites, events, email newsletters, digital magazines and other advertiser-supported media produced by its members. Membership comes from the media owners and...

, which verified its circulation twice yearly. The circulation figure was 135,035 according to the publisher’s statement in August 2007.

Bryan Glick was the Editor-in-chief
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 of Computer Weekly, joining in 2009.

Topics covered within the magazine
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 included outsourcing
Outsourcing is the process of contracting a business function to someone else.-Overview:The term outsourcing is used inconsistently but usually involves the contracting out of a business function - commonly one previously performed in-house - to an external provider...

, security
Security is the degree of protection against danger, damage, loss, and crime. Security as a form of protection are structures and processes that provide or improve security as a condition. The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies in the OSSTMM 3 defines security as "a form of protection...

 and mobile computing
Mobile computing
Mobile computing is a form of human–computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software...

 to computer hacking
Hacker (computer security)
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 and strategy for IT management. Career Moves was the recruitment section which provides listings of IT jobs.

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
National Health Service
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 computer system, websites for disabled people and the Chinook crash on Mull of Kintyre.

'Downtime' was a section of the magazine which included a 2 column Dilbert
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 and a humorous Diary written by a Data Processing Manager.

The magazine was closed in 2011; TechTarget bought the Computer Weekly website and events.


The website
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,, continues to function and provides users with IT news and analysis, white papers and case studies. also provides information via webinars, podcasts, blogs, desktop alerts and RSS feeds.

The site also features Downtime which includes a daily Dilbert and sudoku.


The webinars are 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.


Podcasts are audio downloads provided in an MP3 format which are available on-demand. They are generated by the editorial team.


The blogs cover key issues facing IT decision makers and the bloggers are David Lacey, Tony Collins, Cliff Saran, Stuart King, David Bicknell, David Taylor and Adrian Bridgwater.

Best Places to Work in IT

Computer Weekly runs an annual awards ceremony called Best Places to Work in IT Awards. It has been running for five years and the aim of the awards is to find the UK’s best IT departments.

Computer Weekly 500 club

The Computer Weekly 500 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.

External links

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