|First issue||September 1966|
|Company||Reed Business Information|
ComputerWeekly is a weekly magazine for IT professionals which has been published by Reed Business Information for over 40 years. The magazine is available free to IT professionals who meet the circulation requirements. A small minority of issues are sold in retail outlets, with the bulk of revenue received from display and recruitment advertising.
Computer Weekly is available in print and digital format and the readership is audited by BPA Worldwide, which verifies its circulation twice yearly. The current circulation figure is 135,035 (Publisher’s Statement August 2007).
Bryan Glick is the Editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly, joining in 2009.
Topics covered within the magazine include outsourcing, security and mobile computing to computer hacking and strategy for IT management. Career Moves is the recruitment section which provides listings of IT jobs.
Computer Weekly has won the UK Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) "Campaign of the Year" Award five times in the last seven years as it has been 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 includes a 2 column Dilbert and a humorous Diary written by a Data Processing Manager.
ComputerWeekly.com is a website for IT professionals and provides users with IT news and analysis, whitepapers and case studies. ComputerWeekly.com 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.
The blogs cover key issues facing IT decision makers and the bloggers are David Lacey, Tony Collins, Cliff Saran, Stuart King, David Bicknell and the David Taylor.
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.
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.