Computing (magazine)
Computing is a weekly newspaper/magazine published by Incisive Media
Incisive Media
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 for IT managers and professionals in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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, Computings circulation was verified by BPA Worldwide as 115,431.


Originally published by Haymarket Publishing, it was one of two magazines (the other being Accountancy Age
Accountancy Age
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) that were purchased by VNU
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 to launch their business in the UK. It is largely a controlled circulation publication, mailed without charge to members of the British Computer Society
British Computer Society
The British Computer Society, is a professional body and a learned society that represents those working in Information Technology in the United Kingdom and internationally...

 and other accredited workers in the field of computing
Computing is usually defined as the activity of using and improving computer hardware and software. It is the computer-specific part of information technology...

. A small minority of issues are sold on newsstands, with the bulk of funding for production arising from advertising
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Along with Computer Weekly
Computer Weekly
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 (and formerly IT Week
IT Week
IT Week is a weekly newspaper for the UK computing industry, published by Incisive Media.It was launched on 18 May 1998 and was originally published by the UK subsidiary of American media company Ziff Davis. In late 2000, Ziff Davis sold all its UK print publications, including IT Week, to VNU...

), Computing is the mainstay of the UK computer industry trade press. Historically, Computing was aimed at business-focused readers, with Computer Weekly catering for readers seeking more technical coverage. This distinction blurred and dissolved in the late 1980s, with IT Week filling the gap left in technology-focused business coverage from 1998, but in recent years Computing has once more pursued a business-oriented agenda since IT Week was bought by VNU Business Publications to create complementary publications. VNU Business Publications was acquired by Incisive Media in 2007.

The Computing web site was relaunched with new video and audio content and a focus on extensive reader interactivity in early 2007. About a dozen regular bloggers were introduced to create dynamic content for the online version of the magazine, some of these blogs also being carried in the print title. The editor contributes a regular blog.

The long-term editor of Computing, Bryan Glick, left the title in November 2009 to pursue a new role as editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly. He was replaced in January 2010 by Abigail Warakar.

Incisive Media announced that the print edition of Computing will change from a weekly to bi-weekly magazine from 10 June 2010.

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