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


  • May 1997 through 2000 – The worldwide regional publications of LAN Magazine were renamed to the already existing Network Magazine. and now redirect to[3][4][5]
  • September 2005 – Network Magazine ( was renamed IT Architect ([6] The offline publication was shut down after the March 2006 issue.[7] 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.[8]
  • 2008 – CMP Technology was restructured into four independent operating divisions under the common banner of UBM.
  • 2013 – The monthly Information Week print magazine ceased publication. It had 220,000 print magazine subscribers (many of whom received free promotional subscriptions).


InformationWeek's stated mission is "the business value of technology". 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.[9][2] Among its studies and reports are:

  • The annual InformationWeek 500[2] (a listing of the nation's top users of information technology)
  • The National IT Salary Survey[2] (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.[2]


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

The BrainYard

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.[2] 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[2][2]