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InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories

We're giving up our paper magazine to go all-digital. Here's a look back at some of our best magazine work over 28 terrifically turbulent years.
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ERP Gets A Complete Makeover

We've always prided ourselves on the quality of our cover art and other graphical images. Our July 24, 2006, "lipstick on a pig" cover, a not-so-subtle poke at vendors' superficial efforts to remake their ERP software suites, was a particularly big hit with readers. The related story by senior editor Rick Whiting -- "You Look Marvelous: But is there more to next-generation ERP than lip gloss and eye shadow?" -- detailed product enhancements from SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. We received lots of requests for the cover artwork, by illustrator Mick Coulas (Google Mick's name for a sampling of his other work), which readers said they wanted to hang on their office walls. Wrote one reader: "Our vice president of sales has kept your July 24, 2006, issue on his desk since he received it. After reading it cover to cover, he left it for all to see because -- well -- he just loves the cover art." In a 2008 online poll in which we presented reproductions of 50 of InformationWeek's best magazine covers over two decades, readers voted the porcine princess their all-time favorite. Marvelous indeed.

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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6/24/2013 | 1:22:56 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
So many years of excellent coverage. Here's to continued great coverage in the digital realm!
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6/24/2013 | 2:13:50 PM
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What? No coverage of Kim Kardashian's baby?
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6/24/2013 | 3:13:16 PM
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Slideshow coming soon. :-)
Paul Travis
InformationWeek.com
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6/26/2013 | 2:42:50 PM
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After my 18 years here, this feels HUGE.

Jim Donahue
Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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6/26/2013 | 11:29:51 PM
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The print article dropped the last two words of the 7/9/2012 GM cover description. Another reason print is dieing. Not that the typos aren't worse, but you can't fix'm after they print'm
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ChrisMurphy,
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6/27/2013 | 9:15:09 PM
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Ouch -- I hadn't seen that, and you're right about the finality of sending something to the printer. But trust me, an error in digital hurts, too.
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