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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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IBM Means E-Business

In 1998 there was no bigger interview in tech than Lou Gerstner. Even before Gerstner was officially named IBM CEO, the race to score the first sit-down interview with him was underway. And throughout Gerstner's first year, InformationWeek's Brian Gillooly and the late Bruce Caldwell campaigned Gerstner's handlers to convince them that InformationWeek was the right venue when he was ready to talk with the press. They succeeded. On the day of the big interview, Brian recalls having to head to a restroom at IBM headquarters to compose himself. The resulting article focused on IBM's new push into "E-business" and the billions of dollars and tens of thousands of employees it was shifting to deliver on that hardware, software and services strategy. The editors of InformationWeek's three main competitors, meanwhile, wrote a joint letter to IBM protesting its "unfair" decision to grant us the exclusive. They apparently didn't understand that such interviews are earned, not bestowed.

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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
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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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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
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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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