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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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We Are The Business

Even to this day, pundits pine for IT-business "alignment," as if technology is some separate entity to be joined with business functions as part of a therapy intervention. InformationWeek has always taken a different view: IT is fundamentally inseparable from "the business," and in fact is the business, with the same end goal of boosting profits, delighting customers and maximizing shareholder value. Featured on our Oct. 28, 1996, cover was GE CIO Gary Reiner, one of the five execs at the company who reported to chairman and CEO Jack Welch -- no slouch when it came to demanding results. Backing up our thesis was a study by MIT prof Erik Brynjolfsson, which found that customer-oriented strategies of our InformationWeek 500 companies at the time were "associated with the profitable use of IT. ... Other companies stressed control and reporting from IT, and they were not as profitable."

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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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6/27/2013 | 9:15:09 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
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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6/26/2013 | 11:29:51 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
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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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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6/24/2013 | 3:13:16 PM
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Slideshow coming soon. :-)
Paul Travis
InformationWeek.com
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NJ Mike,
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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 | 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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