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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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Why The iPhone Won't Make Apple A Player In Business IT

We were wowed by the iPhone from the start. We put it on our cover after its unveiling and wrote that Steve Jobs "made a wake-up call from a phone that doesn't exist," since you couldn't buy one for six months. We knew from people's euphoric reaction that it would force IT to get more serious about mobile computing. But we grossly underestimated how Apple would ride the bring-your-own-device movement and make iPhones a mainstream business tool. We quoted one IT leader who said that giving employees an iPhone was like giving them a PlayStation. We acknowledged some top execs would bring them to work and demand to use them, but we didn't see BYOD going way beyond that to include swaths of employees. The "app for that" ecosystem? We didn't see that coming, either. So we left readers with this gem: "There's reason to suspect the iPhone's business impact could be similar to the Mac computer's: much admired, indispensable for visually intensive niches, but not the mass-market tool on which companies run."

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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6/24/2013 | 1:22:56 PM
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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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